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Rock For The River® Takes Hiatus in 2017

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted by admin

You may have seen articles and sponsored Facebook posts about Rock For The River’s trademark as well as Save The River’s decision to put the event on hiatus this year.

While Save The River decided to place the event on hiatus and secure a trademark after careful consideration, we are aware these actions have generated a lot of talk and some criticism.

We would like to use this space to describe why Save The River took these actions and how our decisions align with the organization’s mission and current priorities.

The benefit concert Rock for the River, which we held for the past 13 years, has been held to raise funds to support Save The River’s mission. Like our Run for the River, raffles and other fundraisers, this event was created with good intentions to raise money and awareness for our mission.

In a time of challenges to the health of the St. Lawrence River, the likes of which we haven’t seen in recent memory, we want to assure our thousands of members and supporters that Save The River remains committed to the one mission it has consistently had for its 40-year history:

“the protection, restoration and preservation of the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research . . .

In short, a healthy River, now and for generations to come.”

We take our mission very seriously and we know the thousands of people who contribute to us annually do as well. Spending money on fundraising to support the mission is appropriate and necessary but it must generate a return that warrants the time, energy and donor dollars spent or it cannot be justified.

We were fortunate and have appreciated the input, creativity and musical ability of the many musicians – local and visiting – who donated their time and talent to the concert.

However, after a period of declining ticket sales, and increasing expenses and demands on our staff, all of which pointed to a trend where soon the concert would be taking more than it was giving, we decided to take a one-year break from Rock for the River. While that has led to disappointment, we cannot prioritize a night of entertainment over accomplishing our mission. We intend to return with a revitalized and retooled Rock for the River in 2018.

A question has been raised over Save The River’s trademark of the event’s name.

Last year, at the direction of its board, Save The River took the initiative to register the Rock For The River trademark.

The Board decided to protect the significant resources – staff and volunteer time, sponsor and contributors’ donations, and other resources – Save The River has expended on the event since 2004. We did so in full compliance with trademark law and in a manner that allows Save The River the maximum flexibility to work with willing and supportive artists and donors who help advance our mission.

There may be times Save The River does not host one of its typical fundraisers, whether it be our 5k/10k Run for the River, a winter or summer raffle, Catch and Release weekly drawings or, as with this year, Rock for the River. But, please be assured that when we do host an event, we will meet the high expectations the River community has for Save The River.

We know that is what our supporters and members expect.

signed the Directors of Save The River

Our letter to the Watertown Daily Times, published July 3, 2017

 

Save The River, the standing heron & Rock for the River are registered trademarks of Save The River, Inc.
Riverkeeper is a registered trademark of the Waterkeeper® Alliance

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Rock for the River 13 Tickets on Sale Now!

May 15th, 2016 | Posted by admin
Rock for the River 13 Tickets on Sale Now!
Make plans now to attend July 2nd at the Clayton Opera House. Great music to benefit Save The River as we fight to preserve, protect and restore one of America’s 10 most endangered rivers.
Tickets available at: http://ow.ly/73q4300d9Qs

Great music to benefit Save The River as we fight to preserve, protect and restore one of America’s 10 most endangered rivers.

2016 Rock 13 Poster

Make plans now to attend July 2nd at the Clayton Opera House.

Tickets available at the Clayton Opera House website.


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Rock for the River 13 Concert to Benefit Save The River Tickets on Sale Soon!

May 11th, 2016 | Posted by admin

Tickets go on sale Sunday, May 15th

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Thousand Islands ranked No. 1 on list of nation’s archipelagos

January 27th, 2016 | Posted by Lee

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 AllianceThousand Islands Land TrustIndian River Lakes ConservancyMinna Anthony Common Nature Center – FriendsNew York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic PreservationIJC – International Joint CommissionAudubon New YorkDucks UnlimitedLake Ontario WaterkeeperWWF-CanadaSUNY-ESFAlgonquin to Adirondacks CollaborativeClarkson UniversityHealing Our Waters – Great Lakes CoalitionAntique Boat MuseumThe Nature Conservancy in New YorkWilson Hill Wildlife Management AreaSt. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental SciencesAlliance for the Great LakesThousand Islands Tourism CouncilAquatarium, 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.

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Thank you to all involved in Rock for the River 12

July 6th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Rock 12We want to give special thanks to our 2015 Rock for the River artists Jay NashGarrison StarrAmber RubarthChris PierceEmilie 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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Rock for the River 12 tickets on sale NOW!

May 15th, 2015 | Posted by admin

Act quickly – we expect a sold out show!

2015 RFTR Post with FixJoin us for Save The River’s 12th annual Rock for the River benefit concert on Saturday, July 4th 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 Chris Pierce, Garrison Starr, Joe PurdyNatalia ZuckermanThe ContendersAmber Rubarth, Eliza Moore, Emilie Cardinaux, and Matt Delvecchio. All ticket proceeds directly support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs.

Advance tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Tickets at the door will be more, if there are any left.

Purchase tickets online at the Clayton Opera House, or at (315) 686-2200, or by visiting the Clayton Opera House on Riverside Drive, in downtown Clayton next to Save The River.
Special thanks to our generous event sponsors!
The Duane & Dalia Stiller Charitable Trust
Rak’s Department Store
Cerow Agency
The Glassberg Family

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

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Rock for the River 11 tickets on sale NOW!

May 15th, 2014 | Posted by Lee

Act quickly – we expect a sold out show!

Join us for Save The River’s 11th annual Rock for the River benefit concert on Saturday, July 5th at the Clayton Opera House.Rock 11 final poster

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 PurdyGarrison StarrEliza MooreSally Jaye, Amber Rubarth, and Brian Wright. All ticket proceeds directly support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs.

Advance tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Tickets at the door will be more, if there are any left.

Purchase tickets online at the Clayton Opera House, or at (315) 686-2200, or by visiting the Clayton Opera House on Riverside Drive, in downtown Clayton next to Save The River.

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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Rock for the River 11 tickets on sale May 15th!

May 6th, 2014 | Posted by Kate

Get ready for Rock for the River 11! Tickets for the show go on sale Thursday, May 15th!

Rock 11

Rock for the River 11 will be held Saturday, July 5th 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 Nash, Joe Purdy, Garrison Starr, Eliza Moore, Brian Wright, Amber Rubarth, and Sally Jaye.

All ticket proceeds directly support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs.             Advance tickets are $35/members, $40/nonmembers.   Event day tickets are $40/members, $45/nonmembers.   Tickets will be available through the Clayton Opera House.

And thanks to Le JIT Productions for this amazing video from last year’s show!

We can’t wait to see you at Rock for the River 11!

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

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

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Check out this incredible Rock for the River video!

August 24th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

Click to watch – Rock for the River Video

Then Join Us & BLOW THE ROOF OFF THE OPERA HOUSE September 1st!

Don’t Wait – Rock 10 REPRISE tickets on sale now!

The end of summer is in sight, but we’re not ready to let it go just yet! In honor of two very special anniversaries – Rock for the River’s 10th and Save The River’s 35th – we invite you to a very special event . . . Rock forRftR10-2-1 (1) the River 10 – REPRISE!

Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 1, 2013 we’re going to do it all over again to celebrate your favorite River with your favorite Rockers.

Jay Nash is returning with some of the best original song-writers and musicians from around the country for a second amazing night of live music in support of Save The River. The line-up includes Jay, Joe PurdyGarrison Starr,Amber RubarthEliza Moore, and special guests. All ticket proceeds directly support Save The River’s advocacy, education and research programs.

Tickets are available now through the Clayton Opera House

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We are so honored to have such a talented & supportive friend in Jay Nash

August 8th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

From Jay’s blog, “Almost every positive memory from my youth and formative years came from the time that I spent on the St Lawrence River.”

And a little later, “The way I like to simplify it is that Save the River is the sole organization striving to preserve and protect the place that I grew up loving, so that my children…and their children may experience that same sense of wonder from the place that I did.

The whole blog deserves a read. Check it out here.

And for tickets to Rock for the River – Reprise, click here.

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