You can help protect the River! We need hundreds of people who care for the River to speak out.
Writing or calling elected officials, attending public hearings, signing petitions - all of these actions do make a difference! Each letter or voice helps to ensure that elected officials and government agencies ensure the protection of the St. Lawrence River.
Read on below for how you can take action to protect the River.
Join Senator Schumer Tomorrow, Speak out about Montreal Sewage Dumping
As Riverkeeper we are committed to making all the world's freshwater swimmable, fishable and drinkable, not sewers. Join us with Senator Schumer and push for an environmentally correct solution. read more
2016 Save The River T-shirt Design Contest
Artists and designers of all ages and abilities please submit your original design that best captures the essence of Save The River and the excitement of the St. Lawrence River for the next iconic River T-shirt! read more
Ban crude oil transit
Recent efforts by the Seaway corporations to market the River as a highway for crude oil have caused us to increase our focus on the threat these cargoes pose to the River. What we have learned is alarming. read more
Proposed legislation would ban Great Lakes crude oil shipments, up pipeline regulations
The Pipeline Improvement and Preventing Spills Act, introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan, also calls for new research on oil spill response, such as how to respond to a spill during the winter when ice covers the lakes, and increases access to safety information about pipelines. read more
Week 8 Photo Contest Winners!
We are pleased to announce this week's photo contest winners. We had many photos submitted to us by people practicing catch & release fishing and hope that this continues throughout the season. read more
Save The River Applauds Federal Legislation that would Ban Crude Oil Shipments on the Great Lakes
U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow (MI) introduced the legislation today which in addition to banning crude oil in vessels, requires a comprehensive, top-to-bottom review of hazardous pipelines in the region. This legislation would also compel an assessment of oil spill response and cleanup plans, require ice cover be part of worst-case scenarios in response plans and increase public information about pipelines for local communities. read more
Do Your Part & Get SepticSmart
Learn more about how your septic system operates; why it's important to properly maintain your system, simple, every-day tips that will help you avoid costly system repairs and replacement, and more! read more
Microbeads still polluting, despite public’s knowledge of their dangers
According to a new study, up to 8 trillion of these plastic pieces enter aquatic habitats in the United States each and every day. read more
SepticSmart Week September 21-25, 2015
EPA is holding its third annual SepticSmart Week from September 21-25, 2015. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. read more
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