Volunteer help is key to many of Save The River's programs and projects.
Volunteers are needed to help:
- Monitor beach swimming water quality through our BeachWatch program,
- Identify and report pollution problems,
- Monitor Common Tern populations,
- Help with events and office projects, and
- Much more.
Read below for current volunteer opportunities. Or, to be notified of future opportunities, call Save The River or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan 2014 best way to preserve waterways
As the approval of Plan 2014 moves forward, Save the River will work as we always have to ensure river communities and wetland restoration efforts receive an appropriate share of the benefits it provides. Concerned representatives from other areas should do the same for their communities. read more
Everybody Must Care! Support Plan 2014!
On October 15th Lee Willbanks, Executive Director for Save The River, will address the Environmental Management Council on Plan 2014. According to Willbanks, This is an important opportunity for Save The River to present evidence of how Plan 2014 will benefit St.Lawrence County residents, businesses, tourism, and hydropower production, while at the same time improve spawning areas for fish, nesting for migratory birds, and biodiversity in the region. Save The River hopes that the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators joins other local governments in supporting this new Plan. We hope that our federal officials will listen to the voices of the people and adopt Plan 2014. read more
Great Lakes racing to prepare for a new kind of oil spill-WBEZ Radio Chicago
The explosion in tar sands production in western Canada means increasing amounts of crude oil is making its way to the American Midwest...Tar sands bitumen is different than traditional crude oil. Its heavier and it sinks in freshwater...The Midwest and the Great Lakes lie at a virtual crossroads of production and transportation and distribution. And because those things carry inherent risk. were faced with some tough questions about how to deal with that read more
Riverkeeper Volunteer Training in Massena set for Wednesday, September 24th
The next Riverkeeper Volunteer training will be held in in Massena area on Wednesday, September 24th at 6:00pm at the NYSDEC St. Lawrence Habitat Project office located at 1003 County Route 39, Chase Mills, NY 13621. read more
Save The River Wraps Up Summer Beach Watch Program: Reports Water Quality Good in 2014
This summer, Save The River volunteers monitored water quality at six popular swimming areas along the St. Lawrence River for unsafe levels of E.coli. during a nine week period from July to August. Water quality at every beach was good all summer long this year. read more
Save The River Honors Exceptional Volunteers
This year Juliane Flora was honored as Volunteer of the Year. This award is given each year to a volunteer who has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty in their volunteer efforts. Ms. Flora has been a devoted volunteer for over 20 years who most recently worked with Save The River to author and publish Haas, The Great Blue Heron, a childrens book for teachers and students participating in the Save The River In the Schools education program. read more
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