John Peach: State of the River
Anthony “TJ” Mangoni: USCG Firefighting
Lauren Eggleston & Robin Hall: Launching the Floating Classroom
Tony David: Water Levels and the Environment
Friend of the River award
Dan Tack Muskie Catch & Release award
Lee Harper, PhD & James “Jim” McGarry: Common Tern Research and Restoration
Jeff Ridal & Stephany Hildebrand: Health of an Ecosystem
Jake Tibbles & John Peach: Ongoing Advocacy of Blind Bay
Anthony “TJ” Mangoni, District Response Advisory Team Supervisor of the Ninth Coast Guard District, discussed the purpose of the Marine Firefighting Task Force and the collaboration to improve firefighting capabilities in three major ship fires.
Tony David, Executive Director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division and U.S. Member of the International Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Board, provided a brief overview of water regulations and the challenges that hinder evaluation of reliable outcomes.
Jeff Ridal, Executive Director of the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, initiated an ecosystem health report on the Upper St. Lawrence River, identified data gaps for future research, and shared key findings from a selection of the fish indicators.
Stephany Hildebrand, Visual Communications Specialist of the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, interpreted the translation of science and data into compelling stories and formats that motivate actions and delved further into Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen (Words that come before all else).
Lee Harper, PhD, Conservation Biologist, presented current data and conservation efforts on Common Terns and the past trends of the species’ population.
James “Jim” McGarry, Environmental Advocate, outlined the duties of Common Tern farming and interpreted their mating behaviors.
Lauren Eggleston, Assistant Director of Save The River, updated the public on our education program numbers for 2022 as well as launched our NEW Floating Classroom program for 2023.
Robin Hall, Education Coordinator of Save The River, updated the public on our education program numbers for 2022 as well as launched our NEW Floating Classroom program for 2023.
Jake Tibbles, Executive Director of the Thousand Islands Land Trust, recapped the ongoing issue of Blind Bay and announced advocacy steps moving forward for the environmental treasure. To learn more, visit www.saveblindbay.com.
John Peach, Executive Director of Save The River and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, recapped the ongoing issue of Blind Bay and announced advocacy steps moving forward for the environmental treasure. To learn more, visit www.saveblindbay.com.
2023 Business Sponsors
2023 Couple & Individual Sponsors
Bud & Diane Ames
Susan Bockus & Michael Brown
John & Sally Cardamone
Bob & Sandra Ciasulli
Matt & Sara Elliott
Jeff & Julie Garnsey
Bill & Diana Grater
Bruce & Karen Harrison
Robin & David Lucas
Ted & Mary Mascott
John & Pat Peach
Liz Raisbeck & Zell Steevers
Lisa and David Schenker
Lauran & Dan Throop
Heather & Jonathan White