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2019 Historic High Water Levels on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario
A message from John Peach, Executive Director of Save The River and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper: This statement from our partners at The Nature Conservancy parallels Save The River’s position on the current water levels plan. Plan 2014 replaced the outdated Plan 1958DD, which was drawn up when environmental science was in its infancy. For […] read more
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Save The River Host Roundtable Discussion
On Wednesday, May 29 Congresswoman Stefanik visited Save The River for a working tour of the St. Lawrence River followed by a roundtable with local business owners, elected officials representing towns, villages, and counties along the River, and members of the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River (ILOSLR) Board. Jeff Garnsey, president […] read more
30th Annual Winter Environmental Conference a Great Success
Over 130 members of the River community came together at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel on Saturday, February 2, 2019, for Save The River’s 30th annual Winter Environmental Conference. Conference attendees had the opportunity to hear from and engage with a diverse group of speakers discussing a variety of topics related to the environmental health […] read more
Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Seasonal Interns
Save The River is now accepting applications for two seasonal (mid-May through Labor Day) paid internship positions. Save The River interns have the opportunity to work closely with staff and volunteers while gaining invaluable experience at the region’s leading environmental advocacy nonprofit organization. Click here to read the complete position description. The deadline to apply […] read more
Will Plan 2014 Create a Risk for Mercury Contamination?
Clarkson University student Evie Brahmstedt will discuss her current research of mercury in St. Lawrence River wetlands. read more
American Eels in the St. Lawrence River System – Going, Going, Gone?
Dr. John Casselman will discuss the elusive American eel and explore the catastrophic decline of their population in the St. Lawrence River system. read more
Dr. Sherri Mason, Groundbreaking Researcher in Plastics Pollution, to Speak at Winter Environmental Conference
Mason will explore the realities of plastic pollution right here, right now in the Great Lakes region. read more
Peter Annin, Leading Expert on Water Diversions, to Speak at the Winter Environmental Conference
Annin, author of the recently revised and re-released The Great Lakes Water Wars, will shed light on the future of Great Lakes water diversion management. read more
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