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The Non-Gala is Over, but We Can All Still Celebrate the River!

October 24th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

Just a few final thoughts from this year’s non-gala participants.

leaf-art-thumbI will ‘revisit’ all the poems that I’ve written about the River – the collection I hope to publish someday! (and my husband will join me with a couple glasses of wine!)

Leah Farrell

leaf-art-thumbMy family ‘Loves the River’ and enjoy and take care of it.

Rita Walters


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My husband and I love to travel but our favorite vacation is our week in the summer on our 23 foot SeaRay anchored out among the 1000 Islands! No place better!

Cary & Jacqueline Derrigo

leaf-art-thumbWe haven’t been to the River in two years, but are able to enjoy our cottage in October. We will celebrate early as we watch the River from our porch that allows us to see miles up the River.

Anne T.


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Keep up the great work! We had a wonderful two week family reunion in August.

Ed B.

It was a wonderful evening. Quiet, calm and perfect for reflection whether you were on, near or miles away from the St. Lawrence. Its power and magic binds us all together – and it always will.
We’ll do it again next year, look for the invite and join us with your reflections.

It was a wonderful evening. Quiet, calm and perfect for reflection whether you were on, near or miles away from the St. Lawrence. Its power and magic binds us all together – and it always will.

We’ll do it again next year. Look for the invite and join us with your reflections.

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Save The River’s Non-Gala in One Week!

October 12th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

leaf-art-thumbI love the “River”. Have managed to spend my vacation every year at the 1000 Islands. I love the River sun sets. Have done some other vacations, but can not beat the River – now have a summer home in Clayton area.”

Mrs. Beverley Tulloch

leaf-art-thumbThis idea is wonderfully appealing. Thank you from another River lover.”

Gini Rosen

Our Non-Gala is only one week from now! But there is still time for you to join the Save The River’s River Remembrance Day Non-Gala Celebration.Cleared for take off (Rose Mary McIntyre)

It’s simple.

Click Here and print out a card you can use to send in your River reflections and a small donation to be a part of the celebration of the river we all love and want to protect for all who come after us.

We will post your thoughts about the River on our website and on our Facebook page. Your tax deductible donation will go directly towards saving the River.

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River Remembrance Day, Celebrate with Us

September 26th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

Save The River

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invites you to its
River Remembrance Day 2013 Non-Gala

River Remembrance Day
October 19, 2013
History
The illumination ceremony is a river tradition first practiced around the turn of the century, again on River Appreciation Day in the 70’s, and as recently as 2001. As Save The River closes its 35th anniversary celebration and another year of vigorous advocacy on behalf of the St. Lawrence River, we invite you to join us in this celebration of river spirit. The point is to remind us that we are not alone, and that if we act as a group we can protect the place we love. We’re here thanks to you and your dedication to this River.
“Never doubt that a group of
thoughtful, committed people can
change the world, indeed, it is the
only thing that ever has.”
-Margaret Mead
Save The River
invites you to its
River Remembrance Day
Non-Gala
Saturday evening, the nineteenth of October there will be no dinner, no dancing, no big-name entertainment.
Instead, we invite you to enjoy a quiet evening at home, wherever that may be this time of year, reflecting on the natural beauty of the St. Lawrence River, and we offer you the opportunity to join us in a River Illumination Ceremony.
Light a candle on your dock, deck, lawn, or living room at nine p.m. to show your love for the River and your solidarity with all of us who love it too.
Enclosed is a reply card. Your tax deductible donationwill go directly towards saving the River.
We thank you for your help.
SAFETY FIRST!
IF YOU LEAVE YOUR CANDLES UNATTENDED,
PLACE THEM IN A STABLE GLASS JAR WITH
SAND IN THE BOTTOM
THANKSave The Riv

Saturday evening, the nineteenth of October there will be no dinner, no dancing, no big-name entertainment.

Instead, we invite you to enjoy a quiet evening at home, wherever that may be this time of year, reflecting on the natural beauty of the St. Lawrence River, and we offer you the opportunity to join us in a River Illumination Ceremony.

Light a candle on your dock, deck, lawn, or living room at nine p.m. to show your love for the River and your solidarity with all of us who love it too.

History

The illumination ceremony is a river tradition first practiced around the turn of the century, again on River Appreciation Day in the 70’s, and as recently as 2001. As Save The River closes its 35th anniversary celebration and another year of vigorous advocacy on behalf of the St. Lawrence River, we invite you to join us in this celebration of river spirit. The point is to remind us that we are not alone, and that if we act as a group we can protect the place we love. We’re here thanks to you and your dedication to this River.


Click Here for a reply and donation card. We will post your thoughts about the River on our website and on our Facebook page. Your tax deductible donation will go directly towards saving the River.

We thank you for your help.

“Never doubt that a group of
thoughtful, committed people can
change the world, indeed, it is the

only thing that ever has

Margaret Mead

SAFETY FIRST!
If you leave your candles unattended please place them in a stable glass jar with sand in the bottom.

A little River music to listen to while you’re here

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Swimmable Water Weekend and Week 3 Beach Watch Results

July 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Lee
For the third week all beaches sampled as part of Save The River’s Beach Watch Program passed and are safe for swimming! Sampling will continue and this weekend, Save The River, as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, is pleased to bring Swimmable Water Weekend to the Thousand Islands. Between July 26 and 28, people are encouraged to capture their perspective on “swimmable water” in a photo of their favorite beach and swimming spot on the River. The images will be shared through social media with the hashtag #swimmablewater and will be used to create a unique photo essay about water around the world.
“The act of swimming – or simply taking your family to the beach for a day – is an important part of summer all along the St. Lawrence River. We have this one weekend to come together and show the world what our beaches and swimming spots mean to us,” says Lee Willbanks, Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper.
Started by members of Waterkeeper Alliance in 2012, Swimmable Water Weekend is a global celebration of the importance of clean water in our communities. More than 200 communities in 20 different countries are expected to participate in events and social media activities to raise awareness for water issues.
“When we say ‘swimmable’, we mean that water is clean, that it poses no risk to humans or wildlife. Whether you swim, paddle, surf, wade, or even fish, you need to know the water you touch won’t make you sick. By sharing your perspective on swimmable water with the world, you help to raise awareness for the importance of clean water,” says Willbanks.
People are asked to share a photo with the hashtag #swimmablewater on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Swimmable Water Weekend photos from all over the world are being aggregated online at www.theswimguide.org.
For the 2013 sampling season of its Beach Watch Program, Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at six popular 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. This unique program provides a snapshot of water quality at popular swimming areas during the peak recreational swimming season. Remaining sampling dates for this year are: July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, and August 26.
As in previous years, Save The River is testing for E. coli in all of our swimming spots and will compare water quality results with state and federal regulations. The results will be made available to the public each week with a pass/ fail system that is available at the Save The River office, website, and by following Save The River on Facebook and Twitter. Results will also be posted on www.swimguide.org and in the TI Sun.
Additionally, Save the River is still looking for a volunteer to help collect water samples at Wilson Beach in Cape Vincent, NY.  Water samples would need to be taken Monday mornings and brought to the Save The River office in Clayton by 9:30am. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Save The River.
For more information please call the Save The River offices at (315)-686-2010 or contact us by email at intern2@savetheriver.org. Additional information can also be found at www.savetheriver.org.

For the third week all beaches sampled as part of Save The River’s Beach Watch Program passed and are safe for swimming! Sampling will continue ANDSWW Kids English this weekend, Save The River, as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, is pleased to bring Swimmable Water Weekend to the Thousand Islands. Between July 26 and 28, we are encouraging you to capture your perspective on “swimmable water” in a photo of your favorite beach and swimming spot on the River. The images will be shared through social media with the hashtag #swimmablewater and will be used to create a unique photo essay about water around the world.


The act of swimming – or simply taking your family to the beach for a day – is an important part of summer all along the St. Lawrence River. We have this one weekend to come together and show the world what our beaches and swimming spots mean to us. Started by members of Waterkeeper Alliance in 2012, Swimmable Water Weekend is a global celebration of the importance of clean water in our communities. More than 200 communities in 20 different countries are expected to participate in events and social media activities to raise awareness for water issues.


“Swimmable water” is water that is clean, that it poses no risk to humans or wildlife. Whether you swim, paddle, surf, wade, or even fish, you need to know the water you touch won’t make you sick. By sharing your perspective on swimmable water with the world, you help to raise awareness for the importance of clean water. Please share a photo with the hashtag #swimmablewater on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Swimmable Water Weekend photos from all over the world are being aggregated online at Swim Guide website.


For the 2013 sampling season of its Beach Watch Program, Save The River volunteers are collecting water quality samples at six popular 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. This unique program provides a snapshot of water quality at popular swimming areas during the peak recreational swimming season. Remaining sampling dates for this year are: July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, and August 26.


As in previous years, Save The River is testing for E. coli in all of our swimming spots and will compare water quality results with state and federal regulations. The results will be made available to the public each week with a pass/ fail system that is available at the Save The River office, website, and by following Save The River on Facebook and Twitter. Results will also be posted on the Swim Guide website and in the TI Sun.


Additionally, Save the River is still looking for a volunteer to help collect water samples at Wilson Beach in Cape Vincent, NY. Water samples would need to be taken Monday mornings and brought to the Save The River office in Clayton by 9:30am. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Save The River. For more information please call the Save The River offices at (315)-686-2010 or contact us by email at intern2@savetheriver.org.

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Rock for the River 10 tickets on sale Friday!

May 14th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

Get ready for Rock for the River 10! Tickets for this special tenth anniversary show go on sale Friday, May 17th!

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Rock for the River 10 will be held Saturday, July 6th at the Clayton Opera House. Event founder Jay Nash is once again bringing some of the best original song-writers and musicians from around the country for an amazing night of live music in support of Save The River. This year’s line-up includes Jay NashJoe PurdyChris PierceGarrison StarrThe Milk Carton KidsEliza Moore, and special guests. All ticket proceeds directly support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs.

Tickets will be available through the Clayton Opera House.

While you wait – download Rock for the River founder Jay Nash’s new album, released today! Available on iTunes.

We can’t wait to see you at Rock for the River 10!

Special thanks to our generous event sponsors!
The Duane & Dalia Stiller Charitable Trust

Rak’s Department Store
Cerow Agency

And, many thanks to Byron & Jen O’Neill for designing another beautiful poster!

Can’t attend?
Consider making a contribution in support of Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs.

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Thank you for supporting Save The River!
All event proceeds will directly support our River advocacy, education and research programs.

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Thank You! And the Winners Are . . .

May 6th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

We had an amazing response to our survey.

We are still analyzing the answers and comments, but many members, friends and supporters went to the site and gave us what we are sure will be excellent feedback.

As we promised, several of you who participated were also chosen at random to receive tokens of our appreciation.Heron Walking

The winners are:

Rock for the River 10 Concert Tickets

    • Carrie Kerr
    • Rosemary Marcus

This Year’s T-Shirt

    • Brian Breheny
    • Erica Demick
    • Bruce Mallette

This Year’s Calendar

    • Lauren Bloch
    • Jane Carver
    • Mary Lou Cerio
    • Audie Cerow
    • Karyn Graves
    • Kathleen Wiley
    • Lisa Wolverton
    • Rebecca Yerdon

A free one year Membership in Save The River

    • Regan Brown
    • Christina Clark
    • Sarah Gregware
    • Skye Heritage
    • Valerie Johnson
    • Patrick Lulianello
    • Jeff Ridal
    • Susan Rankin
    • Katie Stark
    • Janet Sullins

Thanks so much to everyone who participated. Now we’re off to analyze the survey.

Canoes on shore

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Rock for the River 9 Tickets Available Now!

June 18th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Tickets for Save The River’s 9th annual Rock for the River benefit concert, to be held Saturday, July 7 at the Clayton Opera House, are on sale now!Rock for the River 9 Poster

Join Save The River for this special musical event celebrating the River. Event founder Jay Nash is once again bringing some of the best original song-writers and musicians from around the country for an amazing night of live music in support of Save The River. This year’s line-up includes Jay Nash, Joe Purdy, Garrison Starr, Eliza Moore, Amber Rubarth, and very special guests.

All ticket proceeds directly support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs. Advance tickets are $30/members, $35/nonmembers. Event day tickets are $35/members, $40/nonmembers. Purchase tickets by calling Save The River at (315) 686-2010, or by visiting the Save The River office on Riverside Drive, in downtown Clayton next to the Opera House. Save The River is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Special thanks to our generous event sponsors – The Duane and Dalia Stiller Foundation, Cerow Agency, and Rak’s Department Store.

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New York City Event – April 25!

April 11th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Join Save The River Executive Director Jennifer Caddick & fellow ‘river rats’ for a casual reception in support of Save The River on April 25 in New York City!

Kick off another River summer with new and old River friends and learn the latest about Save The River’s growing advocacy, education and research programs. From leading the fight for a new water levels plan, to working with hundreds of volunteers to monitor River health, to partnering with schools to educate the next generation of River stewards, Save The River is the leading advocate working to protect the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands for generations to come.

Save The River

Wednesday, April 25
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hors d’oeurves & Beer/Wine

Papillon Bistro & Bar
22 East 54th Street, New York, NY
www.papillonbistro.com

$50 per person
Proceeds support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs

Please RSVP by downloading and mailing your registration
or call Save The River at (315) 686-2010.

Many thanks to the volunteers organizing this event: Heather McNally, Jennifer Churchill and Eva Rippeteau!

Thank you for supporting Save The River!

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River Day 5K Fun Run/Walk Registration Now Open!

April 11th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Save The River’s 9th annual 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, July 30th with the race starting at 10 a.m. in Frink Park, Clayton.

Pre-registration is $20 and registration on the day of the event is $25. You can pre-register now at active.com or stop by our office! Online pre-registrations will be accepted up until 5 p.m. Monday, July 25th. (Online registration fees do apply.) Or you can download the registration form and bring it to our office in Clayton. We will be accepting in person pre-registrations until 5 p.m., Thursday, July 28th.

Race day registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30th at Frink Park in Clayton, NY with the race beginning at 10 a.m. The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt and water bottle.

Special thanks to our event sponsors Caskinette Lofink Ford Mercury, Phinney’s Charitable Foundation, Comunity Bank, Cheney Tire and Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the River Day 5K? Learn more.

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Join Save The River for an Evening Cruise in Washington, D.C.!

April 29th, 2010 | Posted by admin

Join Save The River members and friends for a fun evening cruise along the Potomac River! Each year, Save The River members from the Washington, D.C. area organize a fundraiser that’s a great way to support our River protection and education programs while meeting fellow ‘river rats’.

Save The River D.C. Cruise

Monday, May 17, 2010
6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
(Boat departs at 7:00 p.m.)

Climb Aboard with Capitol River Cruises
Washington Harbor, Georgetown – 31st & K Street, NW across from the Riverside Grille on the dock

$100 per person and $150 per couple; proceeds support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs
Cash Bar

Silent auction on board, so bring your checkbook and be prepared for fun!

Interested in attending or need more information? Contact Bridget at Save The River at (315) 686-2010 or bridget@savetheriver.org

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