Ways to support Save The River’s work to protect the St. Lawrence River

Annual Membership

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.

When you join Save The River, you are supporting our advocacy programs to restore, preserve and protect the St. Lawrence River and you are joining thousands of others throughout the US and Canada who also support our work to save this River!

Save The River members receive

  • our newsletter RiverWatch,
  • advance invitations to Save The River events,
  • member action alerts,
  • updates on issues and solutions facing the River, and
  • 10% discount on Save The River merchandise.

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

Become a member today!

Memorial, Honorary or Special Contributions

Donating to Save The River in honor of a special event or person is a great way to acknowledge and honor their love for 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!

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!

Recurring Gifts

You can support Save The River with a monthly, bi-montly, or other pre-set interval? As a River Guide your membership payment is an ongoing, monthly amount (of your choosing) charged to your credit card.

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!

Be a River Guide. Set up a recurrent gift to Save The River today!


Including Save The River in your estate planning will help 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.

Save The River is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Latest News

New Canadian Member Random Bonus
Join Save The River and enter a random bonus drawing for an Akona Vibe paddle board package read more

Thousand Islands ranked No. 1 on list of nation’s archipelagos
"By focusing on water quality and watershed issues, members of Save the River do their part to attract visitors." read more

Thank You!
In December the Pure Blue Fund generously offered to match year end contributions, and new and renewing memberships in Save The River. It is so nice to report that we met their challenge and exceeded it! read more

Save The River announces the 2016 Save The River T-shirt Contest
Save The River is searching for next year’s t-shirt design and we want it from you, our members. read more

Last Chance to Have Your Year End Gift Matched!
If you haven't made a year end donation to help protect the St. Lawrence River, there's still time to do it and have it matched! read more

No sewage, oil, or microbeads in the River’s stocking this year!
"Stocking Stuffers" for the St. Lawrence River read more

ABC’s of the 1000 Islands: Save The River 2015 Limited Edition Print
Bring a little piece of your favorite place home with the ABC’s of the 1000 Islands: Save The River 2015 Limited Edition Print. read more

Holiday Season is Right Around the Corner
Looking for a simple yet thoughtful gift? Share your love for Save The River with others this holiday season. 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

The Non-Gala is Over, but We Can All Still Celebrate the River!
It was a wonderful evening. Quiet, calm and perfect for reflection whether you were on, near or miles away from the St. Lawrence. Its power and magic binds us all together - and it always will. 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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