From today’s Watertown Daily Times editorial page, “Promoting the Thousand Islands as a wonderful tourist destination recently became a little easier. . . By focusing on water quality and watershed issues, members of Save the River do their part to attract visitors.” It is worth a full read.
With a super shout out to Save The River, the editorial correctly mentions our members. They are full-time and seasonal residents, boaters, kayakers, swimmers, anglers, divers, birders, hunters, scientists, artists, teachers, students of all ages, public figures, business owners, Canadian and American. And they are members because they believe in our mission to protect and preserve the St. Lawrence River.
Even so, we are not in this alone, and the River region (and Save The River) is blessed to have a tremendous number of groups and agencies all working to keep the land and water clean and sustaining for generations. A partial list of those we partner with: Waterkeeper Alliance, Thousand Islands Land Trust, Indian River Lakes Conservancy, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center – Friends, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, IJC – International Joint Commission, Audubon New York, Ducks Unlimited, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, WWF-Canada, SUNY-ESF, Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative, Clarkson University, Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition, Antique Boat Museum, The Nature Conservancy in New York, Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Thousand Islands Tourism Council, Aquatarium, and so many others.
We all have a place on the River and we all have a role in using it sustainably, and ensuring it is swimmable, drinkable and fishable to seven generations.