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 email@example.com.
Save The River’s Winter Conference to Feature Panel on Oil Transport
The proposals for new pipelines and ship terminals are still around. History shows we frequently construct beyond our ability to mitigate. The river community needs to shape the debate about such shipments and demand that not one drop of heavy oil should be put on a ship or in a rail car on or near the St. Lawrence River until response plans have been developed and tested and the Coast Guard and local first responders have the equipment and training to effectively implement them. read more
Accidents Still Happen – Are we prepared on the River?
The proposals for new pipelines and ship terminals are still around. Not one drop of heavy oil should be put on a ship or in a rail car on or near the St. Lawrence River until response plans have been developed and tested and the Coast Guard and local first responders have the equipment and training to effectively implement them. read more
A New Era of Crude Oil Transport: Risks and Impacts in the Great Lakes Basin
The increase in oil production has resulted in a dramatic surge in the movement of oil through the Great Lakes basin, which has further increased environmental, public health and safety concerns among regulatory bodies. read more
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
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