October 9th, 2016 | Posted by Lee
Join us in our work to protect, preserve and restore the St. Lawrence River now and for future generations.
We do this by educating children about the River, and how to live with and sustain it and the creatures that depend on it being healthy. And we work for policies that will protect it from invasive species, toxic chemicals and untreated waste dumping, microplastics and an outdated dam management plan that has decimated tens of thousands of acres of wetlands and species.
But to do it well and to reach even more children and adults and bring about meaningful policy change we need a community of members that is large, vocal and supportive.
We need you! Please join Save The River today and become a partner in our effort to pass on a healthy St. Lawrence River for generations to share.
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January 6th, 2016 | Posted by Lee
Thank you for such a great start to the New Year!
In December the Pure Blue Fund generously offered to match year end contributions, and new and renewing memberships in Save The River.
It is so nice to report that we met their challenge and exceeded it!
It means a super start to the New Year and for our continuing efforts to restore, preserve and protect the St. Lawrence by keeping crude oil, invasive species, microbeads and untreated sewage away from the River.
We can start 2016 buoyed by an outpouring of support for our work to promote healthy fisheries, thriving wildlife and wetlands habitat, and abundant clean water for swimming, fishing and drinking for generations to come.
The $8,000 pledged by the Pure Blue Fund was matched by over $13,000 from almost 100 contributions and memberships, many of them new from new members.
Once again we are moved by the community-based, grassroots support for a healthy St. Lawrence. And we are proud and humbled to be the voice of that support.
Of course, the issues (and the need for resources to address them) don’t stop. So if you missed the Pure Blue challenge, you can still support Save The River’s work by:
making a contribution (click here)
becoming a member of Save The River or renewing your existing membership (click here)
If you prefer you can always mail your contribution or membership. Just click here for a printable form.
Thank you all so very much.
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December 27th, 2015 | Posted by Lee
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December 10th, 2015 | Posted by Lee
Thank you so much and have a great Holiday Season!
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November 21st, 2015 | Posted by Lee
41 years ago today the Roy A. Jodrey went down off Alexandria Bay after hitting Pullman Shoal. Over the years she has been the source of contamination from slowly leaking oil left in the port side day tank.
In 2002 a major effort was undertaken to remove the remaining oil. The amount removed was far less than what was expected to be on board. Concern over any oil being left to leak comes from fact that one-quart of oil will foul 150,000 – 250,000 gallons of freshwater. However, since the clean up effort no leaking fuel has been observed.
Ironically on the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Jodrey – eleven years ago – the Seaway corporations and shippers decided to re-brand the St. Lawrence River “Highway H2O”. Doing so created a clever marketing tool, but it also reduced one of North America’s most significant waterways to just another piece of infrastructure.
Recent efforts by the Seaway corporations to market the River as a highway for crude oil – both tar sands and Bakken (“bomb train”) crude – require all of us concerned about the health of the River to focus on and fight the threat these cargoes pose to it.
Shipping on the St. Lawrence River has long been an all-risk and no-reward proposition, and the shipment of crude oil will exponentially increase the risk to our environment, our economy and our communities. Having suffered a major oil spill on the St. Lawrence River, we know all too well the risks involved with even traditional cargoes.
As pressure increases to bring these dangerous cargoes to the waters of the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, we must take steps to protect our River before it’s too late.
Save The River has been fighting to protect the vulnerable natural and human environment on the St. Lawrence River for its entire 37 year history. Join us and support our work on the River by becoming a member today.
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October 13th, 2015 | Posted by Lee
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August 18th, 2015 | Posted by Lee
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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July 6th, 2015 | Posted by admin
We want to give special thanks to our 2015 Rock for the River artists Jay Nash, Garrison Starr, Amber Rubarth, Chris Pierce, Emilie Cardinaux, The Contenders, Natalia Zukerman and Matt Delvecchio for putting on a once in a lifetime show. We missed Joe Purdy and Eliza Moore and hope you can return next year for Rock for the River 13!
This show would not have been possible without our loyal sponsors: Cerow Agency, The Duane & Dailia Stiller Charitable Trust, Raks Dept. Store and The Glassberg Family. And, many thanks to Byron & Jen O’Neill for designing another beautiful poster!
We had an amazing night with a full Clayton Opera House. We want to thank everyone who attended this special River event. We are already looking forward to next year’s Rock for the River and hope you are too.
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October 24th, 2013 | Posted by Lee
Just a few final thoughts from this year’s non-gala participants.
“I 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!)“
“My family ‘Loves the River’ and enjoy and take care of it.“
“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
“We 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.“
“Keep up the great work! We had a wonderful two week family reunion in August.“
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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September 21st, 2012 | Posted by admin
Here is the link to our Executive Director’s appearance on WPBS Live! Wednesday night.
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