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Merchandise Sale Through Labor Day!

August 31st, 2015 | Posted by admin

All Save The River merchandise is 10% off and Save The River Members will receive an extra 10% off.

2014 Catch & Release Shirts, 2014 Run for the River Shirts, and 2015 Run for the River Shirts on sale for $10+tax.

Stop in and pick up shirts, hoodies and more for you and your family.
We are open 9am-5pm, 7 days a week.

We also ship orders. Visit http://ow.ly/RmmUF to view available items online and call 315-686-2010 to place your order today.

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Tell Rep. Elise Stefanik “Thanks!” for her visit to Save The River & continued strong support for Plan 2014.

August 28th, 2015 | Posted by Lee

Please take a moment to call Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s office to say “Thanks!” Let her know that as a member, supporter or follower of Save The River you appreciate her visiting with us, her concern about the health of the St. Lawrence River and, especially now, her support of Plan 2014.

Jefferson and St. Lawrence County District office number:  (315) 782-3150
Washington, D.C. office number:  (202) 225-4611
-or- Send her an email (click here):

As part of her visits to many communities along the St. Lawrence River. Congresswoman Stefanik came to the Save The River office Wednesday to talk about Plan 2014, aquatic invasive species, microbeads and the threat of oil shipments on the River (among many other topics). It was an excellent first conversation. We came away very impressed with her grasp of the issues and her engagement in trying to find solutions that work for the benefit of all who share the use and enjoyment of the River.

We were particularly pleased with her continued strong support for Plan 2014, based as it is on a complete understanding of the problems the old water levels plan has caused and her commitment to be a strong advocate for adoption and implementation of the new plan soon.

Based on the discussion, we look forward to working with her on this and other River issues.

Your call or email of thanks to her office will let her know the River community appreciates and supports her efforts.

Coverage of her visit:
from the Watertown Daily Times
from TWC News Central/Northern NY

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik​ visits Save The River: Reaffirms her strong support for Plan 2014.

August 27th, 2015 | Posted by Lee
Congresswoman Rep. Elise Stefanik​ visits Save The River: Reaffirms her strong support for Plan 2014.
As part of her visits to many communities along the St. Lawrence River. Congresswoman Stefanik came to the office to talk about Plan 2014, aquatic invasive species, microbeads and the threat of oil shipments on the River. We came away very impressed with her grasp of the issues and her engagement in trying to find solutions that work for the benefit of all who share the use and enjoyment of the River.
We were particularly pleased with her continued strong support for Plan 2014, based as it is on a complete understanding of the problems the old water levels plan has caused and commitment to be a strong advocate for adoption and implementation of the new plan soon.
In addition to Plan 2014 the Congresswoman raised other issues of concern to the River community such as threats from invasive species and microbeads. Based on the discussion, we look forward to working with her on these and other River issues.
View coverage from the Watertown Daily Times:
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/stefanik-talks-plan-2014-with-save-the-river-in-clayton-tours-cape-vincent-patrol-boat-manufacturer-20150827
View coverage from TWC News Central/Northern NY:
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/watertown/news/2015/08/26/support-grows-for-plan-2014-to-help-protect-st–lawrence-river.html

As part of her visits to many communities along the St. Lawrence River. Congresswoman Stefanik came to the office to talk about Plan 2014, aquatic invasive species, microbeads and the threat of oil shipments on the River. We came away very impressed with her grasp of the issues and her engagement in trying to find solutions that work for the benefit of all who share the use and enjoyment of the River.

We were particularly pleased with her continued strong support for Plan 2014, based as it is on a complete understanding of the problems the old water levels plan has caused and commitment to be a strong advocate for adoption and implementation of the new plan soon.

In addition to Plan 2014 the Congresswoman raised other issues of concern to the River community such as threats from invasive species and microbeads. Based on the discussion, we look forward to working with her on these and other River issues.

View coverage from the Watertown Daily Times

View coverage from TWC News Central/Northern NY

Stefanik Collage

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Save The River Reports on Week 8 of Beach Watch

August 27th, 2015 | Posted by admin

(August 24, 2015) – Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 6th through August 31st. Save The River reports all samples passed in Week 8.

For the 2015 sampling season Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at six swimming areas along the River: Wilson Beach in Cape Vincent, Potter’s Beach on Grindstone Island, Frink Dock in Clayton, Round Island in Clayton, Lake of the Isles on Wellesley Island, and Scenic View Park in Alexandria Bay. Save The River’s unique program provides a glimpse of the water quality at popular swimming areas during the peak recreational swimming season. Sampling dates for this year are July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24, and August 31.

As in previous years, Save The River will be testing for e. coli bacteria in all of our swimming locations and will compare water quality results with state and federal regulations. Save The River The results will be made available to the public each week with a pass/ fail system that is available at the Save the River offices, website and by following Save The River on Facebook and Twitter. Results will also be posted on www.swimguide.org and in the T.I. Sun. For more information please contact the Save The River office at (315)-686-2010 or visit www.savetheriver.org.

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Clarkson University

August 25th, 2015 | Posted by admin
About The Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Considered one of the nation’s premiere
environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate story-telling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to
restore the earth and human communities while
creating a positive future for the next generation.
This year’s selections will take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, and instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.

Save The River & Clarkson University Present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2015

3-5pm

Clarkson University Student Union

About The Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate story-telling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

This year’s selections will take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, and instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.

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Week 5 Catch & Release Photo Contest Winners!

August 24th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Week 5 WinnersWe are pleased to announce this week’s photo contest winners. We had many photos submitted to us by people practicing catch & release fishing and hope that this continues throughout the season.

First Place Winner: Lynn W.
Second Place Winner: Zach
Third Place Winner: Tim R.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos this week. This contest is open to everyone practicing catch and release fishing and you are welcome to submit as many photos as you would like.

Photos can be submitted directly to Save The River’s Catch and Release Facebook page or via email to lindsey@savetheriver.org.

By submitting photos you consent to their use by Save The River.

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DEC plans meetings on fisheries management for St. Lawrence River

August 21st, 2015 | Posted by admin

Published by the Watertown Daily Times on Monday August 17th, 2015

WATERTOWN – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wants input from the public in the development of fish community objectives for the St. Lawrence River, Region 6 Director Judy Drabicki announced..

Responsibility for fisheries management in the river is shared by DEC and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF). DEC will hold two public meetings in August to solicit recommendations from the public on what the future St. Lawrence River fishery should provide.

“DEC is committed to sound management of St. Lawrence River fisheries, to maintain high-quality angling opportunities and associated economic benefits,” Drabicki said. “In light of dramatic and rapid changes to the St. Lawrence River ecosystem, it is prudent that we work with the public to chart the course for the future of this very important resource.”

The public meetings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following locations:

• Aug. 25 at Clayton Recreation Park (Arena), Clayton.

• Aug. 27 at St. Lawrence Valley Sportsmen’s Club, 38 Sport Club Road, Ogdensburg.

Anyone with an interest in the St. Lawrence River is encouraged to participate in this process. Biologists from DEC and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will present information at the beginning of each meeting, and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions on any information presented. Participants will then be asked to complete a survey including questions that will assist DEC and OMNRF in determining people’s concerns and what they would like to see in the St. Lawrence River fishery. The meeting will include an open forum where people can address issues that were not covered in the presentations and questionnaire.

For those interested in familiarizing themselves about St. Lawrence River fisheries prior to the meetings, please visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7969.html. Information found at this site includes “1999 Fish Community Objectives for the St. Lawrence River,” “2015 St. Lawrence River Fisheries Update,” and a variety of St. Lawrence River reports within the “Lake Ontario Fisheries Unit Reports.”

For further information contact Steven LaPan, New York Great Lakes Fisheries Section Head at the Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station, (315) 654-2147.

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Save The River Reports on Week 7 of Beach Watch Program

August 20th, 2015 | Posted by admin

(August 17, 2015) – Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 6th through August 31st Save The River reports all samples passed in Week 7.

For the 2015 sampling season Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at six swimming areas along the River: Wilson Beach in Cape Vincent, Potter’s Beach on Grindstone Island, Frink Dock in Clayton, Round Island in Clayton, Lake of the Isles on Wellesley Island, and Scenic View Park in Alexandria Bay. Save The River’s unique program provides a glimpse of the water quality at popular swimming areas during the peak recreational swimming season. Sampling dates for this year are July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24, and August 31.

As in previous years, Save The River will be testing for e. coli bacteria in all of our swimming locations and will compare water quality results with state and federal regulations. Save The River The results will be made available to the public each week with a pass/ fail system that is available at the Save the River offices, website and by following Save The River on Facebook and Twitter. Results will also be posted on www.swimguide.org and in the T.I. Sun. For more information please contact the Save The River office at (315)-686-2010 or visitwww.savetheriver.org.

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Happy Birthday Haas!

August 18th, 2015 | Posted by Lee

Haas Cover

Happy Birthday Haas!
One year ago Save The River published Juliane Flora’s children’s book Haas the Great Blue Heron: The Beginning of an Adventure and since then over 400 copies have been purchased and an exciting curriculum has been created.
Students throughout the North Country are enjoying their connection with the great blue heron and the River by reading Haas the Great Blue Heron and participating in Save The River’s In the Schools program.
Thanks to all who have supported Save The River’s education program with their purchase. Haas the Great Blue Heron is available at www.amazon.com and at Save The River.
Let us know what you think! We welcome your comments by writing a Customer Review on Amazon at http://ow.One year ago Save The River published Juliane Flora’s children’s book Haas the Great Blue Heron: The Beginning of an Adventure and since then over 400 copies have been purchased and an exciting curriculum has been created.

One year ago Save The River published Juliane Flora’s children’s book Haas the Great Blue Heron: The Beginning of an Adventure and since then over 400 copies have been purchased and an exciting curriculum has been created.

Students throughout the North Country are enjoying their connection with the great blue heron and the River by reading Haas the Great Blue Heron and participating in Save The River’s In the Schools program.

Thanks to all who have supported Save The River’s education program with their purchase. Haas the Great Blue Heron is available at Amazon.com and at Save The River.

Let us know what you think! We welcome your comments by writing a Customer Review on Amazon

And if you buy a copy (or more) the proceeds go to benefit Save The River.

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Save the date! September 12th, 3-5pm

August 18th, 2015 | Posted by Lee

2015 WSFF Small Poster Final

Save The River and Clarkson University are partnering to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to the River region this fall.

Join us on September 12th at Clarkson University from 3-5pm to enjoy short films and discussion focused on a healthy environment and clean water. This event is free of charge and open to everyone.

Stay tuned for more details.

Generous support also provided by the Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council – Ogdensburg Free Academy.

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