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

2020 Bass Catch & Release Program

The Thousand Islands section of the St. Lawrence River has long supported one of the best bass fisheries in Ontario and New York. It was this fishery that helped develop tourism on the River over a century ago. However the River environment today is far different from 100 years ago and the fishery is not […]

Clean Up Your Boathouse!

Save The River is launching a new campaign for summer 2020. The goal is to encourage residents to do their part to keep our beautiful River clean. Homeowners should take advantage of the warm weather and water temperatures this summer to clean out trash and debris that is on the river bottom and shoreline near […]

Encourage NYS to Enforce Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

  Save The River, Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper®, is urging NYSDEC Commissioner Basil Seggos to immediately begin the enforcement of New York’s single-use plastic bag ban.   This very important piece of Governor Cuomo’s environmental legislation put New York State in the forefront of the initiative to clean up a significant source of plastic pollution. […]