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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.

Latest News

International Joint Commission launches public consultations on progress by the governments to restore and protect the Great Lakes
This is an excellent opportunity for members of the St. Lawrence River community to speak up and share their views on the progress made by Canada and the United States to restore and protect the River which receives 95% (on average) of its water from the Great Lakes. read more

Wetlands need Cuomo’s support, from the Albany Times Union
When I listen again to the governor's words about the value of healthy wetlands, I remain inspired. Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the North Country deserve the same consideration as the New York City area. These wetlands must be restored, and Cuomo must take action now to support Plan 2014. - Lee Willbanks, Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper & Save The River Executive Director read more

Governor Cuomo on the Value of Healthy Wetlands
His comments have direct application to the damage an out-dated dam management plan has caused to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River and the need for a modern, restorative water levels plan - Plan 2014. read more

2016 Beach Watch: Week 7 Results
Save The River Reports on Week 7 of Beach Watch Program Clayton, NY (August 18, 2016) – Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 5th through August 29th on a weekly basis.  Save The River reports all samples collected on August […] read more

Our River Should NOT Be One of America’s Most Endangered!
You Know You Want To! You Know We Want You To! You Know It's the Right Thing To Do! SO DO IT! read more

Congresswoman Stefanik, “Now is the time for Plan 2014. Protecting our natural treasures cannot wait.”
"Right now, the current outdated water level plan is wiping out habitats and destroying native species, which clears a path for invasives to take over and control these areas for themselves. Plan 2014 would return Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence to more natural levels and a normal hydrologic cycle, protecting our ecology and helping to preserve the long term health of the lake." read more

Plan 2014 Necessary for Tourism
Ron Thomson, owner of Uncle Sam Boat Tours, knows #Plan2014Now "will enhance this ecosystem and improve the economy at the same time." read more

Restoring Wetlands Makes Good Economic Sense
Implementation of Plan 2014 equals a $9.1 million increase in net economic value in New York State, every year. read more

New York Invasive Species Week
Personal responsibility and collective action a must. read more

80% Decrease in Black Tern Populations! Unfathomable!
So says Erin Crotty, Executive Director of Audubon NY. Part of the solution - #Plan2014Now. And we agree. read more

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About Us

Founded in 1978, Save The River is a non-profit, member-supported environmental organization whose mission is to restore, preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research. Since 2004 Save The River has been a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper.

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The River

The St. Lawrence River is one of the largest Rivers in the world and a magnificent place to live, work and play. Save The River has been working for more than 35 years to protect the River for current and future generations.

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Over half of Save The River's budget comes from individual memberships and contributions. Supporting us with an annual membership donation will keep our River advocacy, education and research programs going strong.

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Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with more than 200 local Waterkeepers patrolling rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents.

Photos from around the River

Off to the races by Pam Quimby  Resting by Pam Quimby  On the Rocks by Nick Apel  Classic Sunset by Barb Hupp  TI Park Library by Meg Kerr  Fall by Carrie Kerr  Girls by Juliane Bauer  Winter Navigation by Sherman Ward  Off on the River by Jenni Werndorf  A Seaway View by Devon Colby 
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