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Run for the River 2016 Results and Big Round of Thanks

July 31st, 2016 | Posted by Lee

What a great day! Race results below.

For a fun look at the hour before the race, in under 4 minutes, check out our YouTube video.2016 Race YouTube Thumbnail

Also be sure to visit and thank our generous sponsors, without whom we couldn’t put on such a great race.

See you all next year!

Congratulations to our 5K male winner Andrew Hammey with an amazing time of 16:18 and the top 5K female Paula Wiltse with a 17:46 time. The 10K male winner was David Rappleyea who timed in at 32:45 and 10K female winner is Megan Kiley with a time of 42:33. Congrats to all runners and walkers on a spectacular race!

5K Results by Age Group

Female 13 and Under -– Alexa Doe (20:59)

Male 13 and Under – Finn Kosich (20:28)2015 Run (start)

Female 14-19 – Mia Pestle (20:19)

Male 14-19 –- Nick Cunningham (19:19)

Female 20-29 – Caroline Helmer (20:07)

Male 20-29 –- Timothy Hanna (24:04)

Female 30-39 –- Diane Leonard (26:00)

Male 30-39 –- Stephen Trynosky (23:08)

Female 40-49 –- Caryn Lamphier (20:44)

Male 40-49 –- Kurt Bretsch (21:23)

Female 50-59 –- Maria Purcell (22:56)

Male 50-59 – Greg Modlin (20:18)

Female 60-69 –- Joanne Reese (23:18)

Male 60-69 –- Thomas Cain (24:00)

Male 70+ – George Gustafson (31:00)

All 5K Results are online and can be viewed on the ARE Event Productions site by clicking here.

10K Results

Female 13 and Under -– Abby Flint (1:00:28)

Female 14-19 –- Sarah Lavigne (47:57)

Male 14-19 –- Kevin Moore (41:57)

Female 20-29 –- Emily Kellogg (50:31)2015 Run (start v1)

Male 20-29 –- John Jadlos (52:23)

Female 30-39 – Amber Kendall (44:44)

Male 30-39 –- Jordan Smith (36:09)

Female 40-49 –-  Rebecca Pate-Johnson (52:47)

Male 40-49 – Brock Davis (37:19)

Female 50-59 – Jami Hawthorne (50:57)

Male 50-59 – Steven Doe (38:04)

Female 60- 69 – Betty Atkins (1:05:59)

Male 60-69 – Dave Kortz (49:17)

All 10K Results are online and can be viewed on the ARE Event Productions site by clicking here.

Many thanks to our generous Event Sponsors and Supporters!

Car Freshener

American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821, Clayton

Against the Grain Gourmet2016 Run Shirt Back

Caskinette’s Lofink Ford Mercury

Camelbak

Cheney Tire

Community Bank

Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics

Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions

The Phinney Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Reinman’s Department Store

Clayton Shurfine

Frontenac Crystal Spring

Horizon Aerial Media Services

Greene Structures

And, many thanks to the many volunteers

without whom this Run would not be possible

& to the supportive community organizations the Village & Town of Clayton is home to, including

the Clayton Fire Police, Clayton Police Department, Thousand Island Emergency Rescue Service (TIERS), and the staffs and officials of Village and Town of Clayton.

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2016 Beach Watch: Week 4 Results

July 28th, 2016 | Posted by Kate

Save The River Reports on Week 4 of Beach Watch Program

Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 5th through August 29th on a weekly basis.  Save The River reports all samples collected on July 25, 2016 passed.

For the 2016 sampling season Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at six swimming areas along the River: Wilson’s 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.

Location Pass/Fail Parts per 100mL
Frink Park PASS <1.0
Lake of the Isles PASS <1.0
Potter’s Beach PASS 14.6
Round Island NO SAMPLE NO SAMPLE
Scenic View Beach PASS 7.4
Wilson’s Beach 3 ft PASS 1.0
Wilson’s Beach 6ft PASS 1.0

 

Results are expressed in numbers of bacteria colonies found in 100 milliliter (mL) sample of swimming water.  The NY State Department of Health has set a swimming quality limit of 235 colonies of E. coli bacteria per 100 mL of water.

As in previous years, Save The River will be testing for E. coli bacteria in all of its swimming locations and will compare water quality results with state and federal regulations. Save The River will make the results available to the public each week with a pass/fail system at the organization’s office, online 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.

To sign up for weekly Beach Watch updates or for more information about the program please contact the Save The River office at (315)-686-2010 or visit www.savetheriver.org.

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Congresswoman Stefanik, “Now is the time for Plan 2014. Protecting our natural treasures cannot wait.”

July 27th, 2016 | Posted by Lee

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik pens a powerful post supporting Plan 2014

Writing on the American Rivers website, the Congresswoman makes clear her strong support for the modern water levels plan that is awaiting Secretary of State John Kerry’s approval.

Her conclusions are spot on:

“Protecting our natural treasures cannot wait. The work done by the St. Lawrence River community has been steadfast, as for the last two decades they have worked together to see this new plan developed.

We must continue to build support for this critical plan to preserve our ecological gems for future generations.

Please join Save The River/Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, American Rivers and countless other Americans and Canadians in asking Secretary John Kerry and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to protect and restore the St. Lawrence today.”

NY CD-21 Congresswoman Elise StefanikOf course, we urge you to join the Congresswoman in her call to protect the natural treasure that is the St. Lawrence River with the adoption of #Plan2014Now by visiting Support Plan 2014 and signing our letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion.

 

Her full blog is on the American Rivers website.

 

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2016 Beach Watch: Week 3 Results

July 21st, 2016 | Posted by Kate

Save The River Reports on Week 3 of Beach Watch Program

Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 5th through August 29th on a weekly basis.  Save The River reports all the samples collected passed on July 18, 2016.

For the 2016 sampling season Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at six swimming areas along the River: Wilson’s 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.

Location Pass/Fail Parts per 100mL
Frink Park PASS <1.0
Lake of the Isles PASS 1.0
Potter’s Beach PASS 98.7
Round Island PASS 2.0
Scenic View Beach PASS 7.3
Wilson’s Beach 3 ft PASS 16.0
Wilson’s Beach 6ft PASS 16.1

Results are expressed in numbers of bacteria colonies found in 100 milliliter (mL) sample of swimming water.  The NY State Department of Health has set a swimming quality limit of 235 colonies of E. coli bacteria per 100 mL of water.

As in previous years, Save The River will be testing for E. coli bacteria in all of its swimming locations and will compare water quality results with state and federal regulations. Save The River will make the results available to the public each week with a pass/fail system at the organization’s office, online 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.

To sign up for weekly Beach Watch updates or for more information about the program please contact the Save The River office at (315)-686-2010 or visit www.savetheriver.org.

 Save The River’s volunteers, Jean Daly and Ben Giardina, collect a water sample from Lake of the Isles near Wellesley Island. Photo Credit: Ron Daly

Save The River’s volunteers, Jean Daly and Ben Giardina, collect a water sample from Lake of the Isles near Wellesley Island. Photo Credit: Ron Daly

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Plan 2014 Necessary for Tourism

July 15th, 2016 | Posted by Lee

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Ron Thomson, owner of Uncle Sam Boat Tours knows “the economy of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario region depend on the health and beauty of the lake and river and their ecosystems. Moving toward more natural water flows in these bodies of water will not only improve the environment, it will also provide substantial economic and shoreline benefits.”

#Plan2014Now “will enhance this ecosystem and improve the economy at the same time.”

Ron’s full blog on the American Rivers website.

It is time for a modern water levels plan to begin restoring the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario for current and future generations.

Learn more and take action at Support Plan 2014.

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Restoring Wetlands Makes Good Economic Sense

July 14th, 2016 | Posted by Lee
Cattail Choked Wetland (by Nature Conservancy)

Cattail Choked Wetland (by Nature Conservancy)

The Nature Conservancy, using a set of predictive models developed by Colorado State University, estimated the additional days of wildlife-related activity and the increased economic value of outdoor recreation (hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing) that will result from implementation of Plan 2014 and predicted a $9.1 million increase in net economic value in New York State, every year.

The full blog post is here.

It is time for a modern water levels plan to begin restoring the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario for current and future generations.

Learn more and take action at Support Plan 2014.

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2016 Beach Watch: Week 2 Results

July 14th, 2016 | Posted by Kate

Save The River Reports on Week 2 of Beach Watch Program

Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 5th through August 29th on a weekly basis.  Save The River reports all samples collected on July 11, 2016 passed.

For the 2016 sampling season Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at six swimming areas along the River: Wilson’s 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.

Location Pass/Fail Parts per 100mL
Frink Park PASS 1.0
Lake of the Isles PASS 1.0
Potter’s Beach PASS <1.0
Round Island NO SAMPLE NO SAMPLE
Scenic View Beach PASS 3.1
Wilson’s Beach 3 ft PASS 3.1
Wilson’s Beach 6ft PASS 4.1

Results are expressed in numbers of bacteria colonies found in a one hundred milliliter (mL) sample of swimming water.  The NY state Department of Health has set a swimming water quality limit of 235 colonies of E. coli bacteria per 100 milliliters of water.

As in previous years, Save The River will be testing for E. coli bacteria in all of its swimming locations and will compare water quality results with state and federal regulations. Save The River will make the results available to the public each week with a pass/fail system at the organization’s office, online 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.

To sign up for weekly Beach Watch updates or for more information about the program please contact the Save The River office at (315)-686-2010 or visit www.savetheriver.org.

 

Potter's Beach on Grindstone Island is one of the area's popular swimming locations where samples are collected each week.  Photo Credit: Maria Purcell

Potter’s Beach on Grindstone Island is one of the area’s popular swimming locations where samples are collected each week. Photo Credit: Maria Purcell.

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New York Invasive Species Week

July 11th, 2016 | Posted by Lee

Invasive Species are not a pretty sight. And they are wrecking our River.2016-07-10 Invasive Species Week

It’s Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York. And it is up to each of us to keep new invaders out. By supporting strict ballast water discharge rules on ships, demanding the physical separation of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River basins, or taking personal responsibility and Cleaning, Draining & Drying our boats and equipment.

For more information visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Invasive Species webpage.

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80% Decrease in Black Tern Populations! Unfathomable!

July 10th, 2016 | Posted by Lee

“Since the current regulation plan [for the St. Lawrence River] was put in place [almost 60 years ago], Black Tern populations have decreased by an unfathomable 80 percent.” 80 percent!Black-Tern_IngridTaylar_flickr_EDITED-680x303

“The enactment of Plan 2014 will have enormous benefits and is projected to increase populations of this New York State-listed endangered species by 16 percent. It will improve habitat quality for other key bird species, including Least Bitterns (a NYS listed threatened species), Virginia Rails, Yellow Rails (a red listed species on the Audubon Watchlist), and King Rails (a NYS threatened species and yellow listed on the Audubon Watchlist).”

Just some of the excellent points made in support of #Plan2014Now by Erin Crotty, Executive Director of Audubon New York in a post on the American Rivers website. Read the full post.

Learn more and take action at Support Plan 2014. And consider“Taking the Plunge” for #Plan2014Now.

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2016 Beach Watch Week 1 Results

July 8th, 2016 | Posted by Kate

Save The River Reports on Week 1 of Beach Watch Program

Save The River’s Beach Watch Program is in the process of monitoring popular summer swimming locations on the River from July 5th through August 29th on a daily basis.  Save The River reports all samples passed in Week 1.

For the 2016 sampling season Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at six swimming areas along the River: Wilson’s Beach in Cape Vincent, Potter’s Beach on Grindstone Island, Frink Dock in Clayton, Round Island in Clayton, Lake of the Isles near 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.

Location

Pass/Fail

Parts per 100mL

Frink Park

PASS

<1.0

Lake of the Isles

PASS

<1.0

Potter’s Beach

PASS

<1.0

Round Island

PASS

<1.0

Scenic View Beach

PASS

5.2

Wilson’s Beach 3 ft

NO SAMPLE

Wilson’s Beach 6ft

NO SAMPLE

Results are expressed in numbers of baterica colonies found in a one hundred millileter (mL) sample of swimming water.  The NY State Department of Health has set a swimming water quality limit of 235 colonies of E. coli bacteria per 100 mL of water.

As in previous years, Save The River will be testing for E. coli bacteria in all of its swimming locations and will compare water quality results with state and federal regulations. Save The River will make the results available to the public each week with a pass/fail system at the organization’s office, online 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.

To sign up for weekly Beach Watch updates or for more information about the program please contact the Save The River office at (315)-686-2010 or visit www.savetheriver.org.


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