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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.
A Celebration for Future Generations
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, friends and family gathered at the Pavilion at Wellesley Island State Park to celebrate the establishment of the Kenneth Deedy Environmental Internship Fund. Attendees reminisced about Ken Deedy and his passion for the Thousand Islands region, and came together as a community in support of this exciting endeavor. In honor […] read more
Beach Watch: Weeks 3-5; July 15, 22, and 29
Catching up on recent Beach Watch results: so far this summer, all Save The River sites that have submitted samples have passed! Read below for specific results for each week. Week 3 Beach Watch results from samples taken on Monday, July 15, 2019 showed that the seven locations that submitted samples all passed: Potters Beach […] read more
2019 Run for the River™ 5K/10K Results
Congratulations to everyone who participated in Save The River’s 17th Annual Run for the River™ 5K/10K! Thank you to all of our sponsors for their support and thank you to our many amazing volunteers including the Clayton Police, Fire Police, and Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Services. Save the date for next year: July 25, 2020 […] read more
Beach Watch: Week 2 – July 8, 2019 Results
The Week 2 Beach Watch results from July 8, 2019 showed that the five locations that submitted samples all passed: Frink Park, Lake of the Isles, and Wilson Bay at 3’ depth all had E. coli bacteria colony levels of less than 1.0 per 100 milliliters (ml), Round Island had a level of 1.0 per […] read more
Beach Watch: Week 1 – July 1, 2019 Results
Save The River’s Beach Watch program aims to test the water quality of six local beaches and popular swimming destinations to ensure a safe swimming environment. We do this by testing the levels of E. coli bacteria, which in high amounts can cause illness. E. coli is a common indicator used for testing of fecal […] read more
Save The River Hosts International Joint Commissioners
On Friday, June 28, 2019 Save The River hosted three of the six new commissioners of the International Joint Commission (IJC) this morning, including both the U.S. and Canadian section chairs. The meeting began with Save The River Board president Captain Jeff Garnsey taking the commissioners and staff for a boat tour departing from Clayton’s […] read more
2019 Historic High Water Levels on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario
A message from John Peach, Executive Director of Save The River and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper: This statement from our partners at The Nature Conservancy parallels Save The River’s position on the current water levels plan. Plan 2014 replaced the outdated Plan 1958D, which was drawn up when environmental science was in its infancy. For […] read more
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Save The River Host Roundtable Discussion
On Wednesday, May 29 Congresswoman Stefanik visited Save The River for a working tour of the St. Lawrence River followed by a roundtable with local business owners, elected officials representing towns, villages, and counties along the River, and members of the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River (ILOSLR) Board. Jeff Garnsey, president […] read more
Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Seasonal Interns
Save The River is now accepting applications for two seasonal (mid-May through Labor Day) paid internship positions. Save The River interns have the opportunity to work closely with staff and volunteers while gaining invaluable experience at the region’s leading environmental advocacy nonprofit organization. Click here to read the complete position description. The deadline to apply […] read more
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