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.
. Vote as if your children and their children’s access to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water depends on it. . . Demand that our elected officials at every level work for a healthy St. Lawrence River that provides safe drinking water, is home to a thriving range of indigenous species and supports sustainable economic activity. read more
Another Anniversary of the Clean Water Act; And Still No New Water Levels Plan!
For over 50 years the St. Lawrence River has suffered under a destructive water levels management plan. On this 44th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, almost 20 years after the destruction of over 64,000 acres of wetlands habitat and the precipitous decline of species dependent on those wetlands was identified and more than 2 years after a plan to begin the restoration of those wetlands was referred to them, the U.S. and Canadian federal governments still have not acted, and the St. Lawrence remains one of America's most endangered rivers. read more
Executive Director interviewed for Public Television on Water Levels
Taking every opportunity to make the case for our two federal governments to lift their pens and concur with the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 read more
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
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