Save The River is the leading grassroots, environmental advocate working to protect and preserve the Upper St. Lawrence River.
For 35 years Save The River has worked with thousands of year-round and seasonal members, on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the River, to ensure that the upper St. Lawrence River is protected for future generations. Our advocacy positions - from acting as a watchdog on St. Lawrence Seaway issues to fighting for environmentally sound water levels regulation - are based on independent science and community outreach.
February 23-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week
Aquatic invasive species are one of the most critical problems facing the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes. With 186 species introduced into the River and Lakes, the region's ecosystem is bending under the weight of these introduced species. Some scientists worry that the ecosystem of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River may be close to collapse because of these species. The damage done by invasive plants alone costs the U.S. an estimated $34.7 billion a year. read more
2014 Run for the River 5K/10K Registration is now open!
Registration is now open! Save The River’s Run for the River 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, July 26th! Each year this fun event raises several thousand dollars for our River protection programs. read more
River Organizations Object to US Fish and Wildlife Eagle Taking Rule Change
Save The River has joined with the Thousand Islands Land Trust and the Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative to oppose to a recent rulemaking change that could be a threat to Bald Eagles in the Thousand Islands Region. read more
Agenda set for 25th Annual Winter Environmental Conference, Saturday, February 8, 2014
Save The River has announced its agenda for this year's Winter Environmental Conference, to be held Saturday, February 8th at the Clayton Opera House. read more
Save The River Seeks Outreach Coordinator
The Outreach Coordinator is primarily responsible for implementation of Save The River’s Catch and Release and other conservation programs, will assist the Program Manager with Save The River’s In the Schools and Riverkeeper Volunteer Training education programs, and will work closely with the Executive Director on all aspects of communications with the members, supporters and the public. read more
Long Awaited Report Released on How to Stop Asian Carp
The much anticipated Army Corps of Engineers' report identifying options to stop the spread of Asian Carp and other aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River waterways has been released. Now it is time for citizens from around the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River Basin to speak up and demand the most robust solution - physical separation. read more
Are you attending the Winter Environmental Conference? Then plan your weekend with other River events
Complete your winter weekend get-a-way with these other fun events - hosted by our friends at the Thousand Islands Arts Center and the Thousand Islands Land Trust. read more
Save The River’s Winter Raffle!
This winter Save The River is raffling off a beautiful Common Goldeneye that was hand-carved and painted by Glenn Sweet of Alexandria Bay. Enter to win and help support our work. read more
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