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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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Environmentalists seek solutions to problematic styrofoam in the St. Lawrence

Originally Posted by Spectrum News – Visit Spectrum’s site for the video interview By Brian Dwyer During the flooding of 2017 and 2019, many homeowners along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River saw their docks covered in water or simply destroyed. Some began to use floating docks, which have been popular […]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2021

Save The River encourages all cottage and homeowners on the river to participate in this free event hosted by the Development Authority of the North Country and NYSDEC. This event is just one small part of our Trash Free River program and an ongoing effort to make the St. Lawrence River “swimmable, fishable, and drinkable […]

Beach Watch Week 9 Results – Week of August 30, 2021

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 […]

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