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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
Statement from Living Waters Rally 2014
Healthy, living waters are essential to the health and prosperity of our communities and the survival of all species. Canada is blessed to still have some of the world’s most pristine waters and thus has a global obligation to protect them and to restore those waters that are suffering—before its too late. read more
Vote for the River. Vote for Plan 2014. UPDATED
Overwhelming Support for Plan 2014 in Watertown Daily Times Poll. You voted! Thanks to everyone who participated and voted 'Yes!' for Plan 2014 in the poll. read more
Watertown Daily Times nails it:”Proceed with Plan 2014″
From the Watertown Daily Times, "It's imperative that the U.S. and Canadian governments implement Plan 2014...The problem with the call by south shore partisans to block Plan 2014 is there are no accompanying recommendations to reverse the damage done to the ecosystems over the past several decades." read more
Coast Guard not prepared for a ”heavy” oil spill on the St. Lawrence River
“Response plans and organization are not capable of responding to heavy oil spills” according to Rear Admiral Fred Midgette, commander of the Coast Guard’s District 9, which includes the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. 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. It’s 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. we’re faced with some tough questions about how to deal with that” read more
Save The River Executive Director Attends Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference
Lee Willbanks, Save The River Executive Director and Upper St.Lawrence Riverkeeper attended the 10th Annual Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week as a presenter and participant. read more
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