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Upper St. Lawrence RIVERKEEPER. Protecting and preserving the Upper St. Lawrence River...because we all have a place on the water!

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.

Latest News

Holiday Season is Right Around the Corner
Looking for a simple yet thoughtful gift? Share your love for Save The River with others this holiday season. read more

Our Thanks
We are thankful to have a River that speaks to us when we visit, soothes us when we are away, and inspires us to protect it for generations to come. read more

Remembering the River: Iroquois Lock 1957
This was a test run of the lock, a key facility in the soon to be completed St. Lawrence Seaway system. It is a pivotal event ushering in devastating regulation of the once natural levels and flows on the St. Lawrence River. read more

Remembering the River means working to protect it for future generations
Recent efforts by the Seaway corporations to market the River as a highway for crude oil - both tar sands and Bakken ("bomb train") - require all of us concerned about the health of the River to focus on and fight the threat these cargoes pose to the River. read more

St. Lawrence sewage dump: City releases test results
Fecal bacteria far above average concentrations, resemble numbers seen during heavy rains. Making the comparison of the deliberate dumping of sewage to a rainy day is very concerning. read more

2016 Summer Internship Positions Available
We are looking for qualified candidates to work at Save The River for the 2016 summer from mid May through Labor Day. read more

Save The River’s 27th Annual Winter Environmental Conference
Saturday, February 6th at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY. read more

Waterkeepers to convene at UN Conference on Climate Change
Save The River / Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper is one of the 121 Waterkeepers from over 20 countries that submitted specific calls to action to their government leaders. read more

Update: Montreal Sewage dump will start at midnight tonight
Save The River encourages citizens to contact the mayor with opposition. read more

City of Montreal allowed to dump raw sewage
Conditions imposed not protective of environment 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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Join or Give

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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