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

Dan Tack Memorial Postponed

The celebration of life remembering long time Save The River supporter Dan Tack planned for July 2020 has been postponed to July 18, 2021. The Dan Tack Annual Muskie Catch and Release Tournament was named after the long time River Partner. Dan was a significant supporter of Save the River and made this video with […]

Letter to the Editor: 2020 Water Levels

Save The River applauds the Watertown Daily Times (WDT)  for this editorial about water levels showing consistent and continued support of Plan 2014.  The International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Adaptive Management (GLAM) committee is now reviewing Plan 2014 in an accelerated process, looking for any way to help alleviate the extreme high waters caused by […]

Distribution, abundance, and diversity of microplastics in the upper St. Lawrence River

Originally Published in Environmental Pollution: Volume 260, May 2020, 113994 By Alex Crew, Irene Gregory-Eaves & Anthony Ricciardi Highlights Microplastic beads, fibres and fragments were quantified in sediments and surface waters of the St. Lawrence River. Concentrations of microplastics in sediments ranged from 65 to 7561 (mean = 832) items·kg dry weight−1. Mean concentration of […]