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Over half of Save The River's budget comes from individual memberships and contributions. Supporting Save The River with an annual membership donation will keep our River advocacy, education and research programs going strong. Save The River is a 501(c)(3) organization.



Many Ways To Support Save The River

Membership - Become a new member or renew your current membership!

Memorial/Honorary Donation - Make a gift in memory or in honor of someone who loves the River

Recurring Gift - Increase the impact of your support by setting up a monthly, bi-monthly or other gift that is automatically deducted from your credit card.

Founders Campaign - Make a gift in support of our From the Founders to the Future Campaign

Bequests - Learn more about including Save The River in your estate planning.

Matching Gifts - Learn about an easy way to increase the impact of your gift!


Save The River works each and every day to protect the magnificent St. Lawrence River. As a membership organization, we rely on annual membership donations from people like you to keep our advocacy, education and research programs going strong.

By joining Save The River, you are not only supporting our programs but you are joining thousands of River friends from throughout the US and Canada to save this River! Benefits of being a member

Save The River members receive

  • our quarterly newsletter RiverWatch,
  • advance invitations to Save The River events,
  • member action alerts and,
  • 10% discount on Save The River merchandise.

Most of all you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to a healthy future for the River.

Become a member today!

Recurring Gifts

Did you know that you can support Save The River with a monthly, bi-montly, or other pre-set interval? By signing up for recurring payments, your gift can be automatically deducted from your credit card or bank account.

A regular gift to Save The River helps to provide stability to the organization so that we can focus on being the best River advocates possible!

Set up a recurrent gift to Save The River today!

Memorial or Honorary Contributions

Donating to Save The River in honor of a special event or person is a great way to acknowledge their love the St. Lawrence River. Consider donating to Save The River to celebrate weddings, birthdays, or to remember a special person who loved the River.

Make an honorary or memorial gift today!

Founders Campaign

To restore the River so that it is healthy for current and future generations, Save The River has launched a fundraising campaign - From the Founders to the Future... a Campaign to Enhance River Protection - to raise $700,000 to expand Save The River's programs, office space and endowment.

Make a gift today in support of the Founders Campaign!


Remembering Save The River in your estate planning is a wonderful way to ensure that the River you love is protected for future generations. Contact your financial advisor or Save The River for more information on how to include a donation to Save The River in your estate plans. For more information, download Save The River's Planned Giving brochure. To notify Save The River of your plans to include the organization in your estate planning, download and mail our planned giving form.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable gifts made by employees to their favorite charities. Check with your employer to determine if they offer a matching gift program and to determine the program eligibility requirements - you could double the impact of your membership donation!

Latest News

Video of Executive Director on WPBS Live!
Here is the link to our Executive Director’s appearance on WPBS Live! Wednesday night. read more

Become a Save The River Member Today & Help Keep Expansion Out of the Climate Bill!
Last week Save The River broke the news that an amendment has been added to the Climate bill that paves the way for Seaway expansion: an ill-conceived, economically unjustified, environmental disaster for the St. Lawrence River. But we need your help! Learn more and find out how you can receive a free CamelBak water bottle! read more

Celebrate Earth Day – Become a Save The River Member!
If you become a Save The River member by May 1 at the $35 Family level or higher, we'll send you a free 2009-2010 Save The River calendar as a thank you! read more

See our blog for more news!     

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Clayton, NY 13624
p: (315) 686-2010

River Photos

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 
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