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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

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik​ visits Save The River: Reaffirms her strong support for Plan 2014.
In addition to Plan 2014 the Congresswoman raised other issues of concern to the River community such as threats from invasive species and microbeads. read more

DEC plans meetings on fisheries management for St. Lawrence River
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wants input from the public in the development of fish community objectives for the St. Lawrence River read more

Erie County Pennsylvania passes the strongest microbead ban in the nation
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, who is pushing for a statewide ban, has estimated that 19 tons of microbeads enter New York waterways each year read more

Save The River Honors Its Exceptional Volunteers
This year Save The RIver's Volunteer of the Year is the Thousand Island High School's SAFE Club went above and beyond the call of duty in their volunteer work and whose assistance advanced Save The River’s efforts to protect the St. Lawrence River in a significant way. read more

Congresswoman Stefanik’s Mobile Office Comes to Clayton
Her staffer heard one clear message "Plan 2014 needs action now!" read more

You’re Invited!
Congresswoman Stefanik will be in Clayton on Monday. Please join us in attending and asking her to champion Plan 2014! Congresswoman Elise Stefanik will be holding mobile office hours Monday, August 3rd from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Cerow Recreation Park, 615 East Line Road in Clayton. read more

Time to Get Vocal (part 2). Governor Cuomo Can Help Restore the St. Lawrence River.
Call the Governor today and tell him you support Plan 2014 and ask him to support it too! read more

It’s Time to Get Vocal
We have appreciated Congresswoman Stefanik's past support for Plan 2014, but need her to remind Albany and Washington that the health of this River is important to her district, our region and the state of New York. Call her office today and ask her to let the Governor and Secretary Kerry know she stands with the River community in support of Plan 2014. read more

Invasive Species Awareness Week Ends, But Not the Invasions?
Heard of Caspian Sea Kilka? Black Sea Silverstripe? Black-striped Pipefish? Monkey (not Round) Goby? Not yet? But maybe soon. These may be the next wave of invaders to swarm the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes. They have been identified as "likely to survive ballast water exchange as eggs, larvae, or adults based on salinity tolerances." read more

Save The River Reports on Week 2 of Beach Watch Program
Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 6th through August 31st Save The River reports all samples passed in Week 2. 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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