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Another Anniversary of the Clean Water Act; And Still No New Water Levels Plan!
For over 50 years the St. Lawrence River has suffered under a destructive water levels management plan. On this 44th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, almost 20 years after the destruction of over 64,000 acres of wetlands habitat and the precipitous decline of species dependent on those wetlands was identified and more than 2 years after a plan to begin the restoration of those wetlands was referred to them, the U.S. and Canadian federal governments still have not acted, and the St. Lawrence remains one of America's most endangered rivers. read more
Executive Director interviewed for Public Television on Water Levels
Taking every opportunity to make the case for our two federal governments to lift their pens and concur with the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 read more
More on the Documentary “Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers”
"I am honored, as Riverkeeper & Executive Director of Save The River, to be able to speak about the work we and many others have done to preserve, protect and restore the St. Lawrence River as part of what looks to be an excellent documentary about the threats to freshwater bodies across North America and some of the restoration efforts occurring in communities across the continent." read more
Wetlands need Cuomo’s support, from the Albany Times Union
When I listen again to the governor's words about the value of healthy wetlands, I remain inspired. Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the North Country deserve the same consideration as the New York City area. These wetlands must be restored, and Cuomo must take action now to support Plan 2014. - Lee Willbanks, Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper & Save The River Executive Director read more
Save The River Submits to Comments to Public Service Commission on Wind Projects
The implications of this study for the likely impacts on migratory birds and bats of the three industrial wind projects currently proposed and proceeding now, all of which are well within 10 miles of Lake Ontario or St. Lawrence River shoreline, must be taken into account by every level of government agency - from local municipal, to state and federal – with permitting or oversight authority. In particular the New York State Departments of Public Service and Environmental Conservation which have shared responsibility, under Article 10, for the permitting and siting of industrial wind projects, must exercise their statutory authority and require the developers of these three projects undertake a joint, credible effort to apply the findings of the Fish and Wildlife Service report to the impacts of their projects on migratory birds and bats. read more
Governor Cuomo on the Value of Healthy Wetlands
His comments have direct application to the damage an out-dated dam management plan has caused to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River and the need for a modern, restorative water levels plan - Plan 2014. read more
Beach Watch Weekly Report: Week 9
Save The River Reports on Week 9 of Beach Watch Program Clayton, NY (August 31, 2016) – Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 5th through August 29th on a weekly basis. Save The River reports all samples collected on August 29th, […] read more
Beach Watch Weekly Report: Week 8 Results
Save The River Reports on Week 8 of Beach Watch Program Clayton, NY (August 24, 2016) – Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 5th through August 29th on a weekly basis. Save The River reports all samples collected on August […] read more
2016 Beach Watch: Week 7 Results
Save The River Reports on Week 7 of Beach Watch Program Clayton, NY (August 18, 2016) – Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 5th through August 29th on a weekly basis. Save The River reports all samples collected on August […] read more
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