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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

Calling All Photographers for Annual Calendar Photo Contest
Submit your photo of the St. Lawrence River and you could win a complimentary calendar! read more

Bill Werick to Speak About Plan 2014 at Winter Environmental Conference
Bill Werick, water resources planner and technical adviser to IJC, will speak about the adaptive management of Plan 2014. read more

Executive Director of Green Marine to Speak at Winter Environmental Conference
David Bolduc to speak about Green Marine's environmental certification program for the maritime transportation industry. read more

US Chair of IJC to Speak at Winter Environmental Conference
Lana Pollack speaking about Plan 2014 after one year of extreme climate conditions. read more

Thank You!
Watertown Daily Times editorial makes the point. Breaking ice to get ships to locks they can't get through once they're there just doesn't make sense. read more

Seaway Closing Update
We look forward to the opportunity for a discussion of the time and manner of selecting and modifying the opening and closing dates of the Seaway. Particularly in light of increasing variability in weather on the Lake and River. read more

Federal Biscay Now Freed from Snell Lock
An update will be issued when the five ships awaiting transit downbound have exited the Upper River. read more

With Ship Still Stuck, Silence from the Seaway – Updated
The Federal Biscay is still stuck in a lock on the Seaway, with four ships waiting behind it and no one is talking about what is being done to get things moving. read more

Another Incident on the Seaway – Updated
The Seaway has issued a statement on the ship stuck in the Snell Lock. read more

Save The River Announces Additions to Staff – Updated
Additions to staff in key positions - Program Manager, Outreach Coordinator & Office Assistant - add depth and experience. read more

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About Us

Founded in 1978, Save The River is a non-profit, member-supported environmental organization whose mission is to restore, preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research. Since 2004 Save The River has been a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper.

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The River

The St. Lawrence River is one of the largest Rivers in the world and a magnificent place to live, work and play. Save The River has been working for more than 35 years to protect the River for current and future generations.

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Over half of Save The River's budget comes from individual memberships and contributions. Supporting us with an annual membership donation will keep our River advocacy, education and research programs going strong.

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Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with more than 200 local Waterkeepers patrolling rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents.

Photos from around the River

Off to the races by Pam Quimby  Resting by Pam Quimby  On the Rocks by Nick Apel  Classic Sunset by Barb Hupp  TI Park Library by Meg Kerr  Fall by Carrie Kerr  Girls by Juliane Bauer  Winter Navigation by Sherman Ward  Off on the River by Jenni Werndorf  A Seaway View by Devon Colby 
 Pictures from our Flickr photostream

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