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Riverkeeper Program Training August 18th & 21st

August 6th, 2012 | Posted by Lee

Save The River will offer training sessions for its Riverkeeper Monitoring Program on Saturday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, August 21st at 6 p.m. at its office at 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton.

As the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, Save The River is the primary voice and advocate for the health of the River and our right to clean water from the River’s beginning in the vicinity of Cape Vincent to the Massena / Cornwall area. To cover an area that large it relies on volunteers to be its eyes and ears on the water.

Riverkeeper volunteers are trained to assess potential pollution problems and to effectively report these problems to the appropriate agencies. They also receive training to recognize wildlife die-offs, invasive species and subtle changes in the River that indicate negative impacts to this fragile and already stressed ecosystem.

Since Save The River began its Riverkeeper Monitoring Program in 2008, more than 200 volunteers have been trained and now use the skills they have acquired to monitor the River.

Attending one of these hour-long training sessions is all that is needed to become a Riverkeeper volunteer. All volunteers will be given Save The River’s Riverkeeper Identification Guide as an on-the-water guidebook and a free t-shirt.

Interested volunteers should contact Save The River, 315-686-2010 or e-mail Kate Breheny, Program Manager at

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