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

Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Clarkson University
Save The River & Clarkson University Present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.Saturday, September 12, 2015. read more

Group helps give ‘Haas the Great Blue Heron’ wings, and author returns favor
This book project was a good fit with Save the River’s In the Schools program. It’s a beautiful story of a heron, and with us adding the nonfiction part, it makes a complete package read more

The Thousand Islands Arts Center and Save The River partner to present Chris Murray Photography from June 18th – July 5th at the Arts Center.
Opening reception on June 18th 5-7pm. read more

Its What We, With Our Members & Followers, Do
From this morning's Watertown Daily Times: "This weekend, Save the River will hold its annual winter meeting . . . As the conference attendees listen to the panels and enjoy the raw frozen beauty of the St. Lawrence in midwinter from a first-class hotel, it is time to send a strong message to Washington. The International Joint Commission’s lake level plan must be adopted . . . Save the River should remind U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand about the importance of this work to New York." We do and with over 5,000 members and followers, we think it is a message they should listen to. read more

Save The River’s Winter Raffle!
This winter Save The River is raffling off a beautiful Wood Duck decoy that was hand-carved and hand-painted by Glenn Sweet. read more

2015 Save The River T-shirt Design Contest
Calling all River Artists! Save The River is searching for next year’s t-shirt design and we want it from you, our members. Artists and designers of all ages and abilities please submit your original design that best captures the essence of Save The River and the excitement of the St. Lawrence River for the next iconic River T-shirt! read more

Critical Piece of Equipment Lost – Replacement Essential to Effort to Ban Microplastics
Dr. Mason and Save The River need your assistance to keep the effort to understand and eliminate the threat of microplastics afloat. read more

Push to Protect Waterways from Microplastics Continues
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to add microbeads to their list of Great Lakes contaminants. If added, the EPA would likely address the problem in their upcoming action plan. A move that Save The River is thankful for. read more

Plan 2014 must be enacted
Our communities, economy and the environment experienced a significant win last month. After five hard-fought years and a $20 million study that engaged nearly 200 stakeholder representatives and thousands of citizens, the International Joint Commission took unanimous, historic action to protect the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario and the North Country. read more

Save The River Reports on Week 1 of Beach Watch Program
Clayton, NY (July 7, 2014) - Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 7th through August 25th Save The River reports all samples passed in Week 1. For the 2014 sampling season Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at ... read more

See our blog for more news!     

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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Join or Give

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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