2020 will go down as a unique summer on the River. Beautiful and windy weather, and pandemic constraints. But in spite of Covid-19, it was a very busy summer for Save The River (STR). Working remotely, our dedicated staff was able to keep all of the programs moving ahead and introduced Trash Free River to remove truckloads of plastic and trash from the River.
Please enjoy our digital edition of River Watch – Fall 2020
2020 will go down as a unique summer on the River. Beautiful and windy weather, and pandemic constraints. But in spite of Covid-19, it was a very busy summer for Save The River (STR). Working remotely, our dedicated staff was able to keep all of the programs moving ahead and introduced Trash Free River to […]
Save The River’s first annual Trash Free River cleanups were resounding successes. Taking place in late September, the two days of cleanups scoured the Clayton waterfront from Bartlett point all the way around to Washington Island. Funded by the Leonard C. & Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation, about 90 volunteers hauled more than three dump truck […]
By John Peach, Patricia Shulenburg, and Rosie Rockell (Save The River volunteer) The number of common terns in the St. Lawrence River has decreased greatly over the past 50 years from 20,000 nesting pairs to less than 1,100 nesting pairs. Common terns are a threatened species in New York State and are impacted by competition […]
By Lauren Eggleston Save the River’s Education Committee is pleased to announce webpage resources reimagined. These resources are aimed to meet the current needs of teachers and educators serving students who are learning remotely, in class, or at home. Distance learning is now a necessity we’re all adapting to. We are excited to share our […]
By Lauren Eggleston Save the River first published a booklet on Alternative On-Site Systems in 1984 and has since published updates to the Sewage Handbook in 1989, 1995, and 2004. This year we’ve been diligently working to update the Guide for a web publication; a project made possible by a donation from long-time member Judy […]
By Lauren Eggleston Did you know: North America has the highest diversity of freshwater mussels in the world! Freshwater mussels are filter feeders that inadvertently remove particles of pollution from the surrounding water and absorb them into their bodies. Perhaps not the most photogenic of species, these bivalves are powerhouses that filter and clean our […]
Save The River, the 42-year-old environmental watchdog for the St. Lawrence River, announced today that a new Program Coordinator has been hired. Lauren Eggleston, Clayton, who most recently worked for the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center as the Student Conservation Association (SCA) Supervisor, Environmental Educator, brings her experience with educational programming to Save The River […]
How do I enter the raffle?
Current Save The River members: When you renew your membership between November 1, 2020 and
November 1, 2021, increase your annual giving amount by at least $25 and you will be entered into the raffle. Example: if your current membership is $75/year, increase to $100 to enter the raffle.
New Save The River members: When you become a new member between November 1, 2020 and November 1, 2021, start your new membership giving amount at $25 or above and you will be entered into the raffle.
What if I would like to purchase additional chances in the raffle? After receiving your first chance in the raffle (either through a $25+ increase in membership or a $25+ new membership), you can purchase additional chances at $25/piece.
Call (315) 686-2010 with questions. A winner will be drawn on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Good luck and thank you for your support of Save The River!