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2015 River Remembrance Day Non-Gala

October 16th, 2015 | Posted by Lee

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Dear Friend of the St. Lawrence River,
Jim Magnes
Save The River
invites you to its
River Remembrance Day 2015
Non-Gala
Saturday evening, the seventh of November 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 nineteenth century, again on River Appreciation Day in the 70’s, and as recently as 2013. As Save The River closes another year of vigorous advocacy on behalf of the St. Lawrence River, we invite you to join us in a celebration of the spirit of the River. 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 because of the unique way the River touches each one of us. We are joined together by a desire to preserve it so future generations can experience that magic for themselves. Let’s celebrate that magic together wherever we are on November 7th.

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.


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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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Run for the River 5K/10K Registration is now open!

April 5th, 2013 | Posted by Kate

Registration is now open!  Save The River’s Run for the River 5K/10K will be held on Saturday, July 27th! Each year this fun event raises several thousand dollars for our River protection programs.

The fast and flat course winds through downtown Clayton and along the waterfront.   Once again we’re excited to welcome back Yellow Jacket Racing to provide professional timing for the race.  Runners, walkers, and jogging strollers all welcome to participate in this event for all ages and abilities.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013

Times: Registration begins at Frink Park @ 7:30 a.m. Race begins promptly at 9 a.m.

Location: Registration and race start @ Frink Park, downtown Clayton

Registration:

Pre-register On-line Visit www.active.com, search for Save The River, and follow instructions to register on line.  On-line registration is available now and is subject to additional online registration fees or download this year’s Registration brochure 2013.    New this year! Pre-registration packet pick up will take place on Friday, July 26th from 12 – 4pm at the Save The River Office, 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton.

Race Day registration Register on the day of the race.  Registration begins at 7:30 am and ends at 8:45 am.

5K  $25 (Early Registration – by 7/15)   $30 (Regular Registration)

10K  $30 (Early Registration – by 7/15)   $35 (Regular Registration)

Save The River members receive $5 off.

Awards and Swag! Race tees and swag are guaranteed for the first 300 registrants! Awards will be given for top male and female runners in each age category.

Event timed by Yellow Jacket Racing.

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Runners take your mark. Get set. Register!

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Kate

Registration is still open!  Save The River’s 10th annual River Day 5K/10K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, July 28! Each year this fun event raises several thousand dollars for our River protection programs.

The fast and flat course winds through downtown Clayton and along the waterfront.  This year, to celebrate the 10th annual River Day we’ve added a 10K run. Once again we’re excited to welcome back Yellow Jacket Racing to provide professional timing for the race.  Runners, walkers, and jogging strollers all welcome to participate in this event for all ages and abilities.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012

Times: Registration begins at Frink Park @ 7:30 a.m. Race begins promptly at 9 a.m.

Location: Registration and race start @ Frink Park, downtown Clayton

Registration:

Register with the registration form – Download and fill out the registration form and stop by our office, 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton with payment. $25 for 5k, $30 for 10k.

Awards and Swag! Race tees and Camelbak water bottles are guaranteed for the first 300 registrants! Awards will be given for top male and female runners in each age category.

Event timed by Yellow Jacket Racing.

For full details and race course, download the race brochure.AGG

Thanks to our generous event sponsors.   Gold Sponsor Against The Grain Gourmet

Silver Sponsors Caskinette’s Lofink Ford and Innovative Therapy Solutions

Bronze Sponsor Cheney TireCommunity Bank N.A. and The Phinney Charitable Foundation, Inc.

In Kind Sponsors Reinman’s Department Store , Frontenac Crystal Springs, Clayton Shur Fine and  Camelbak Camelbak logo jpg

Event Booth Sponsor The Mustard Seed



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River Day 5K T-Shirt Design Contest

April 26th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Calling all artists! Save The River is searching for the next t-shirt design for our River Day 5K Fun Run/Walk, slated for Saturday, July 30th, and we want it from you, our members. We’re looking for a design that connects running/walking and the River. The deadline to submit your design is Monday, May 23rd @ 5 p.m.

If your design is selected you will receive a free t-shirt,  recognition for your design at the River Day 5K, and two tickets to the Rock for the River Concert on Saturday, July 2nd!

We’re looking for creative ideas but we do have a few requirements:

  • Design should have a theme of running/walking and the River or Save The River.
  • Designs should be simple and able to be easily transcribed to a t-shirt.
  • Photos will not be accepted.
  • Artwork submitted electronically must be  high resolution files to be eligible.
  • All designs submitted must be original work from the artist.
  • Any artwork submitted becomes the property of Save The River and may be used for other purposes (e.g., website, newsletter, etc.) Save The River will make every effort to credit the original artists.

T-shirt designs will be selected anonymously, so please be sure to include your name, phone number and address on the back of your design.

To submit your design, mail to:
Save The River c/o T-shirt contest
409 Riverside Dr.
Clayton, NY 13624

Or e-mail your design to: striver@savetheriver.org, with the subject line: River Day Run T-Shirt Contest.

The deadline for design submissions is Monday, May 23rd!

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River Day 5K Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

April 15th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Support Save The River and showcase your business by becoming a sponsor of our 9th annual River Day 5K Fun Run/Walk!

Save The River’s annual River Day 5K attracts more than 200 participants – from serious runners to families with strollers. The event is a fun, family event raising funds for Save The River’s River protection programs.

In addition to supporting a fun family event, Save The River is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and sponsorship donations are tax deductible. You can feel confident that you are investing in not only a valuable exposure package for your company, but also helping support grassroots advocacy work to protect the St. Lawrence River.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsor ($1,000)

  • RECOGNITION AS PREMIER SPONSOR
  • Logo prominently placed on the back of T-shirts (Logo needed by June 3rd)
  • Recognition at award ceremony on race day/Assist in presenting medals to participants
  • Recognized as premier sponsor in all event promotional materials such as press releases, website, Save The River newsletter, etc.
  • Premier recognition on day of event: logo on signage and marketing materials in Run/Walk Registration bags.

Silver Sponsor ($500)

  • Logo on the back of T-shirts (Logo due by June 3rd)
  • Recognition as key sponsor in promotional materials such as press releases, website, Save The River newsletter, etc.
  • Key recognition on day of the event: logo on signage and marketing materials in Run/Walk Registration bags.

Bronze Sponsor ($250)

  • Name on the back of T-shirts.
  • Recognition in promotional materials such as press releases, website, Save The River newsletter, etc.
  • Recognition on day of the event: logo on signage

Interested in sponsoring the River Day 5K? Call Jennifer Caddick at (315) 686-2010 or download and mail the sponsorship commitment form.

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River Day 5K Biggest Yet!

July 26th, 2010 | Posted by admin

Many thanks to the 228 runners and walkers who came out Saturday morning to support Save The River! The event was our biggest ever, raising several thousand dollars for our River protection programs!

Congratulations to the Guarino brothers for another one-two finish! Nick Guarino won the race with a time of 15:23 and Joshua Guarino placed second with a time of 15:48. Megan O’Connor was the top female runner, placing 11th with a time of 19:33. Top Jogging Stroller runner was Randy Givogue in 15th place with a time of 20:39.

Top Overall – Nick Guarino – (15:23) 1st Place

Overall Female – Megan O’Connor (19:33)  11th place

Top Jogging Stroller – Randy Givogue (20:39) 15th place

Female 10 and Under – Eva Dougherty (30:24)
Male 10 and Under -Cameron Pickering 28:09

Female 11-19 – Rachael Phipps (23:02)
Male 11-19 – Michael Conte (19:12)

Female 20-29 – Lauren Bloch (23:07)
Male 20-29 – Josh Guarino (15:48)

Female 30-39 – Amelia Carter (21:42)
Male 30-39 – Joshua Slocum (21:00)

Female 40-49 – Debra Long (21:00)
Male 40-49 – Michael O’Connor (18:54)

Female 50-59 – Nancy Werthmuller (22:35)
Male 50-59 –  Jim Peterson (19:29)

Female 60+ – JoAnn Kammers (44:17)
Male 60+ – Robert Hasseler (22:07)

Full list of Overall Race Results

Full list of Race Results sorted by Age Category

Many thanks to our Generous Event Sponsors and Supporters!

Thanks to the many generous supporters of the River Day 5K Run/Walk, proceeds from the event support our River protection and education programs!

Caskinette’s Lofink Ford Mercury

Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions

Camelbak

The Phinney Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Community Bank

Reinman’s Department Store

Road ID

Clayton Big M

Frontenac Crystal Spring

Bella’s

And, many thanks to the volunteers who help make the run possible along with organizations including Clayton Fire Police, Clayton Police Department, Thousand Island Emergency Rescue Service, and the Village and Town of Clayton.



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Save The River Announces Run Date and Professional Timing!

March 16th, 2010 | Posted by Kate

Save The River’s 8th annual River Day 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, July 24th at Frink Park in downtown Clayton. For the first time, the River Day 5K Fun Run/Walk will be a professionally timed event! All participants will use chip timing technology from Yellow Jacket racing to provide all participants with accurate personal times.

Registration begins in Frink park at 8:30 a.m. with the race promptly beginning at 10:00 a.m. Preregistration is $20/person and will be available until Thursday, July 22nd. Race Day registration is $25/person.

Race tees and water bottles will be available to the first 200 registrants only!

You can register online now! (online registration fees do apply)

Registration can also be completed by filling out and returning our River Day 5K Fun Run/Walk brochure.

Please continue to check our website for registration and  event updates.

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River Day a Big Success; Volunteers Honored

August 5th, 2009 | Posted by admin

Save The River’s River Day was a great success, with more than 120 friends and families gathering to celebrate the River and the many volunteers who tirelessly support our River protection programs. Volunteers contributed more than 1,800 hours of service to Save The River last year, adding significant capacity to our River protection programs!

2009 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Save The River honored four long-time volunteers with our first ever Volunteer of the Year Awards at the River Day celebrations. The 2009 Volunteer of the Year award recipients were:
Susie Wood, Chippewa Bay and Hammond, NY – For many years, Susie has managed the layout and design of Save The River’s quarterly newsletter and annual calendar among other design projects. Her effort has helped us increase awareness of River issues with our members and has turned the annual calendar into a key fundraiser in support of Save The River’s programs.

2009 Volunteer of the Year Award Recpients (From left, Jennifer Caddick - Save The River Executive Director, Rick Spencer, Susie Wood, Jean Hoehn - accpeting on behalf of Rob Hoehn, and Tucker MacLean)

2009 Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients (From left, Jennifer Caddick - Save The River Executive Director, Rick Spencer, Susie Wood, Jean Hoehn - accepting on behalf of Rob Hoehn, and Tucker MacLean)

Rob Hoehn, Round Island and Seattle, WA – Rob has been Save The River’s long-time database guru. Rob helped construct the original database that tracked Save The River’s members and recently volunteered to assist in the migration to our new database. His efforts have helped to establish and maintain the strong membership Save The River has developed over the years.

Tucker MacLean, Wolfe Island and Philadelphia, PA – Tucker was critical in Save The River’s transfer to a new membership database this winter. Tucker assisted Save The River staff in selecting a new database to better track membership and donations to the organization. Tucker also volunteered his time to train staff on how to use the new system as well as migrate all of Save The River’s data from the old system to the new system. His efforts have improved our capacity to track not only our members more effectively, but our volunteers as well.

Rick Spencer, Grindstone Island – Rick has been a volunteer with Save The River since the organization was formed in the late 1970s. As an employee of the National Wildlife Federation, Rick help Save The River battle Seaway expansion through coalition building at the national level. His efforts helped to thwart expansion of the Seaway and protect the River. Rick was also a founding member of Save The River and has been an active volunteer for over 30 years, contributing many hours of expertise on River policy issues.

Learn more about the Volunteer of the Year Awards in our press release and learn more about volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer page.

Many thanks to our River Day event sponsors!

Caskinette’s Lofink Ford Mercury

Camelbak

Community Bank

Freighter’s

Did you miss the party? Check out photos from the event….

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