Shoalmarking - Marking the River's Most Dangerous Shoals

shoalmarkingIn partnership with the Thousand Island Association, Save The River volunteers adopt and place markers on some of the most dangerous shoals on the River.

The program's primary goal is to heighten boater's awareness of the importance of careful navigation throughout the Thousand Islands region.

Boaters be aware - only a small fraction of the many shoals in the region have markers!

Be a Safe Boater

Boating on the St. Lawrence River can be difficult for even the most experienced mariners. To be as safe as possible, boaters should always:

  • Use navigation charts at all times. Remember not all shoals are marked!
  • Pay careful attention to weather forecasts.
  • Wear life preservers and be sure your boat has appropriate safety equipment.

Found a Marker?

If you find a marker that has come loose from its marked location, contact Save The River at (315) 686-2010 to have it picked up and placed back in its appropriate location.

Latest News

Save The River Honors its Volunteers
On a beautiful summer day at the Bridge Authority's Rift Camp, some of Save The River's over 250 volunteers came together to share stories, celebrate their good work to protect the River, and to honor this year's Volunteers of the Year . . . read more

Challenging Conditions on the River
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Proceed with Caution
. . . Once the wind (& the snow) die down and the early season beauty of the River is calling us to be on it again, remember there are leftovers from winter to be aware of and avoid. . . . read more

Save The River Honors Its Exceptional Volunteers
This year Save The RIver's Volunteer of the Year is the Thousand Island High School's SAFE Club went above and beyond the call of duty in their volunteer work and whose assistance advanced Save The River’s efforts to protect the St. Lawrence River in a significant way. read more

Attention Volunteers! Hold the Date – Volunteer Appreciation Event August 12th
Mark your calendars! Save The River will be hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciation event on Thursday, August 12th from 5-7 p.m. at the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority Rift Camp. All Save The River volunteers are invited to join us for dinner and drinks as we thank and celebrate over 200 volunteers that make all of our […] read more

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About Us

Founded in 1978, Save The River is a non-profit, member-supported environmental organization whose mission is to restore, preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research. Since 2004 Save The River has been a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper.

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The River

The St. Lawrence River is one of the largest Rivers in the world and a magnificent place to live, work and play. Save The River has been working for more than 35 years to protect the River for current and future generations.

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Over half of Save The River's budget comes from individual memberships and contributions. Supporting us with an annual membership donation will keep our River advocacy, education and research programs going strong.

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Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with more than 200 local Waterkeepers patrolling rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents.

Photos from around the River

Off to the races by Pam Quimby  Resting by Pam Quimby  On the Rocks by Nick Apel  Classic Sunset by Barb Hupp  TI Park Library by Meg Kerr  Fall by Carrie Kerr  Girls by Juliane Bauer  Winter Navigation by Sherman Ward  Off on the River by Jenni Werndorf  A Seaway View by Devon Colby 
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