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7News This Morning Covers Approaching Winter Conference
Executive Director / Riverkeeper Lee Willbanks spoke with John Moore and Beth Hall about the Conference's focus on issues facing the St. Lawrence River - the potential transport of tar sands oil on the River, the status of a new water levels plan, the health of the fishery and where the effort to ban microbeads stands. Save The River's education programs will also be highlighted. read more
Binational Local Support for Plan 2014 Continues
Local governments continue to pass resolutions in support of Plan 2014. 15 River communities from the U.S. and Canada have now gone on record supporting this modern water levels plan. 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
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
Jefferson County, Town of Clayton Pass Resolutions Endorsing Plan 2014
The Jefferson County Board of Legislators and the Clayton Town Board have unanimously passed resolutions in support of Plan 2014 at their August and July meetings respectively. read more
Save The River Reports on Week 5 of Beach Watch Program
Save The Rivers 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 5. read more
Save The River Reports on Week 4 of Beach Watch Program
Clayton, NY (July 31, 2014) - Save The Rivers 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 4. For the 2014 sampling season Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at ... read more
Watertown Daily Times Endorses Plan 2014
Good to go. "Plan 2014, should be implemented as soon as possible . . . Doing nothing will allow damage to shoreline sand dunes, wetland spawning grounds for native fish and homes for millions of shore birds that has been underway for more than 50 years to continue . . . Plan 2014 would improve the ecological quality of the waterways and restore fish populations." read more
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