Save The River® / Upper St. Lawrence RIVERKEEPER®​ protecting, preserving and restoring the Upper St. Lawrence River, now . . . and for generations to come.

Since 1978 we have united thousands of year-round and seasonal residents, on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the River to ensure that the Upper St. Lawrence River is healthy. Our advocacy and educational programs are based on science and community outreach.

Latest News

Letter to the Seaway – Sept. 14, 2020

The following letter was sent from Save The River and U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Administrator, Craig Middlebrook, and Great Lakes Seaway Management Corporation President and CEO, Terence Bowles.   September 14, 2020 Dear Administrator Middlebrook and President Bowles, As we move into the fall of 2020 with Lake Ontario’s level still several inches above […]

Beach Watch Week 8 Results – Week of August 24, 2020

Save The River’s Beach Watch program aims to test the water quality of seven local beaches and popular swimming destinations to ensure a safe swimming environment. Water quality is monitored by testing the levels of E. coli bacteria, which in high amounts can cause illness. E. coli is a common indicator used for testing of […]

Trash Free River Cleanup

Save The River’s Trash Free River Cleanup Two Day Shoreline & River Cleanup in Clayton, NY Save The River has been cleaning up shoreline and boat slips for several years on both sides of the upper St. Lawrence River in an ongoing effort to make the St. Lawrence River “swimmable, fishable, and drinkable now and for […]