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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

Remembering the River: Iroquois Lock 1957
This was a test run of the lock, a key facility in the soon to be completed St. Lawrence Seaway system. It is a pivotal event ushering in devastating regulation of the once natural levels and flows on the St. Lawrence River. read more

Remembering the River means working to protect it for future generations
Recent efforts by the Seaway corporations to market the River as a highway for crude oil - both tar sands and Bakken ("bomb train") - require all of us concerned about the health of the River to focus on and fight the threat these cargoes pose to the River. read more

St. Lawrence sewage dump: City releases test results
Fecal bacteria far above average concentrations, resemble numbers seen during heavy rains. Making the comparison of the deliberate dumping of sewage to a rainy day is very concerning. read more

Update: Montreal Sewage dump will start at midnight tonight
Save The River encourages citizens to contact the mayor with opposition. read more

City of Montreal allowed to dump raw sewage
Conditions imposed not protective of environment read more

Tell Minister McKenna to say NO to Montreal Sewage Dump
The City's claim of "no alternative" is based on its own lack of planning and a reliance on past practice. That is simply not sufficient reason to put public health and the River at risk. read more

Calling all River Photographers!
Submissions are now being accepted for the Save The River 2016-2017 Calendar. read more

Let the River Flow
"While picturesque, the cattail stands along this stretch of the St. Lawrence River illustrate the loss of biodiversity due to outdated water-levels management. . . Plan 2014 would return some of the natural fluctuations . . . and the ecosystem would once again thrive." read more

From Leading Online Journal Circle of Blue: Lake Ontario Water Level Plan Tests Attitudes Toward Environment
Plan 2014, a proposal to alter lake levels and restore wetlands, places ecosystems at the heart of decisions. read more

DELAYED! Montreal Ordered to NOT Dump Sewage!
While our portion of the river is not downstream of where the City plans to release this massive amount of raw sewage, it is a part of the River we work every day to protect - the 3rd largest in North America, drinking water to millions and home to many threatened and endangered species. It is good to see the federal government in Canada take this interim step to what we hope will be a permanent solution. 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 
 Pictures from our Flickr photostream

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