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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.

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Proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA is presenting informational sessions on the proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary. All four counties that have shorelines bordering the proposed  sanctuary have recommended the approval of the sanctuary. Save The River encourages you to attend one of the public comment sessions or send your written comments to NOAA.   From NOAA Proposed Lake Ontario National […]

Styrofoam in our 1000 Island Beaches      

By John Peach Several years ago, I noticed a blue color appearing on our 1000 Island beaches and rocky shorelines that had not been there in the past. Wading along the beaches, it became obvious to me that the blue and white polystyrene (styrofoam) material used as dock floats was breaking loose and degrading into […]

‘Blue beaches:’ St. Lawrence River advocates call for action on Styrofoam pollution

Originally published by ABC 50 by: Isabella Colello While walking on beaches or shorelines of the Great Lakes or St. Lawrence River, finding pieces or pellets of blue or white polystyrene, or Styrofoam, is not an uncommon sight. However, local advocates are calling for action as they say it is making its way through marine ecosystems […]

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