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.
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
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
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