Over 100 members of the River community came together at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel on Saturday, January 28th for Save The River’s 34th Annual Winter Environmental Conference. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with speakers discussing a variety of topics including water levels, Common Tern restoration, shipboard firefighting, the health of the ecosystem, Save The River’s NEW Floating Classroom, and Blind Bay.
Senator Mark Walczyk presented Save The River with the State Senate Empire Award at the conference. Senator Walczyk said “Save The River is the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance, and all around awesome. Riverkeepers work to protect the public’s right to clean water by patrolling local waterways, tracking down sources of pollution, responding to citizen complaints, identifying problems that impact water quality, and advocating for environmental laws and regulations to ensure clean water. These stewards of our environment deserve recognition – I’m so proud to present the State Senate Empire Award!”
Save The River was able to offer a live stream feed of the conference for community members who could not attend in person. Working with Steve Weed Productions, the conference was able to reach a larger audience. The video will be made available through Save The River’s social media pages, website, and e-blasts.
The Winter Environmental Conference was made possible through the support of business sponsors including Uncle Sam Boat Tours, Wellesley Islands Building Supply, Swan Bay Resort, Maitland Tower, and Converse Laboratories. Save The River’s conference also received support from many generous individual and couple sponsors.
Next year’s Winter Environmental Conference will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024.