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 Reports on Week 3 of Beach Watch Program
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 3. 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
Restoring the Common Tern in the Islands
Each year Save The River teams up with the Thousand Islands Land Trust, Dr. Lee Harper of St. Lawrence Bird Observatory, and numerous volunteers to monitor Common Tern nesting grounds on the River. Save The River Board member John Peach has written an excellent history of the effort for the July 2014 issue of T.I. Life Magazine. 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
The Buffalo News Endorses Plan 2014
"Lakes Erie and Ontario are engines benefiting the economy, recreation and overall quality of life in this area while also providing a reliable source of water." Plan 2014 is the spark needed to restore vital Lake and River environment. read more
2014 Beach Watch Volunteers Needed! Help Save The River Monitor Swimming Water!
As a Beach Watch volunteer you will: Take a water sample and return it to our office that day Receive water quality reports from Save The River Learn about what water quality is and what affects water quality Be outdoors! We are looking for volunteers to take weekly samples at Wilson’s Beach in the Cape Vincent Area and at Scenic ... read more
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