Save The River is the leading grassroots, environmental advocate working to protect and preserve the Upper St. Lawrence River.
Since 1978 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.
Additional Voices from Coalition Call on Federal Government to Act on Plan 2014
Community leaders and elected representatives add to support for Plan 2014, a modern lake management plan to restore the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario and revitalize shoreline communities read more
Broad-Based Coalition Calls on the Federal Government to Act on Plan 2014
Diverse coalition supports Plan 2014, a modern lake management plan to restore the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario and revitalize shoreline communities read more
Binational Local Support for Plan 2014 Continues
Local governments continue to pass resolutions in support of Plan 2014. 15 River communities from the U.S. and Canada have now gone on record supporting this modern water levels plan. read more
Ontario Re-Introduces Invasive Species Legislation
Save The River applauds Ontario for taking action to protect communities from invasive species through prevention, early detection, rapid response and eradication of invasive species in the province. read more
Save The River Seeks Saint Lawrence Seaway Administrator Support for Plan 2014
Save The River has been encouraged by Administrator Sutton’s statements about the value she places on the environment. With the International Joint Commission’s referral of Plan 2014, the time is right to combine words and action. This one policy change could restore more than sixty thousand acres of wetlands in the Lake and River, without economic harm to the Seaway’s bottom line. An environmentally responsible Seaway can and should support this plan. read more
TIME FOR PLAN 2014!
The International St. Lawrence River Board of Control (Board) recently reviewed conditions in the Lake Ontario-St.Lawrence River system and has decided to continue to follow the Plan-prescribed outflows until winter ice conditions require otherwise. read more
St. Lawrence Seaway and UNIFOR agree to binding arbitration, avoid strike.
Cornwall, Ontario (November 2, 2014) - The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that it agreed with UNIFOR on Sunday evening to refer certain important issues to binding arbitration. UNIFOR represents the Corporation’s 460 unionized employees. This agreement also suspends the right to strike or lockout until March 31, 2018. read more
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