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Register today for our Winter Environmental Conference! Call us at (315) 686-2010 to process your registration or click here for the registration form: bit.ly/WinterConferenceRegistration.

This year's conference features an outstanding line up of speakers exploring a range of topics related to the health of the St. Lawrence River including:

-Mercury cycling in wetlands
-Diversions of the Great Lakes freshwater
The plight of the American eel in the River
-Current research on plastics in our water
-Plans to stop the spread of Asian carp
-Update of our Replace Single-Use Plastics program and Clayton’s All in the Same Boat sustainability initiative
-North Country premiere of Elaine Tack’s It’s Hard to be a Tern short film
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Check out today's editorial in the +Watertown Daily Times and then follow this link to submit comments in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to block the spread of Asian carp:

https://greatlakes.p2a.co/CVXCxDv?p2asource=12102018_usace_alert_save_the_river

The comment period has been extended until February 22; we need your voice of support!
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"Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

We're ready to tackle the new year. Start fresh with this shot brought to you by Hugh Quarrier as the featured January image in +Save The River's calendar.

Do you need a 2019 calendar for the home or office? Pick up a Save The River calendar for just $6! Ours runs June - June, so there are still six more months of beautiful images to enjoy. Stop by M-F/9-5 or call us at (315) 686-2010.

Stay tuned - soon we will begin to accept submissions for the '19-'20 calendar photo contest. #savetheriver #stlawrenceriver #winterimage
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River anglers and residents, take note: Save The River’s partners at the St. Lawrence River Institute have reported the first sightings of a new invasive fish, tench, in the St. Lawrence River. Two tench were captured south of Cornwall Island near Akwesasne.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2AouyVD

Tench pose a threat to native species and water quality. We have incorporated information about identifying and reporting sightings of tench in our volunteer Riverkeeper and Junior Riverkeeper programs.

By becoming a member, you support Save The River’s work to educate the public about threats to the St. Lawrence River like invasive species. Become a member today: donate.savetheriver.org.


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Come make your own Common Tern, tomorrow at the 40th Annual Autumn Festival hosted by Minna Anthony Common Nature Center - Friends at Wellesley Island State Park! Celebrate the Year of the Bird with us with a Common Tern craft and migration game. Autumn Fest is a family-friendly event with fun fall activities, we hope we’ll see you there! #savetheriver #stlawrenceriver #commontern #yearofthebird #autumnfestival
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"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it." - Lao Tzu

Autumn is truly here and it is time once again to turn the page in your +Save The River calendar. Our October image is brought to us by Heather Matthews.

In building our 2018-2019 calendar, we noticed that we did not receive many submissions of "fall on the River" images in our photo contest. How can that be, when it is one of the most beautiful times on the St. Lawrence River!? Help us by capturing autumn photos these next few weeks and you can submit them in early 2019 for next year's calendar contest. #savetheriver #stlawrenceriver #riverkeeper #fallcolors #leafpeepers #leafpeeping
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John Peach, +Save The River’s Executive Director & Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, encourages River residents to conduct their own “Boathouse Bottom Cleanup.”

“After recently participating in two Shoreline Sweeps organized by Save The River staff, I realized we could all do our part to help remove plastics and garbage from the River by cleaning the bottoms of our own boathouse, dock, or shoreline,” said John. “It could be a great teaching moment for our children and grandchildren. I think it would be wonderful if we all took a little time to clean the accumulated refuse off the bottom under our docking facilities. Together we could remove a lot of plastic and refuse from the River.”

John recovered approximately 80 pounds of wood, carpet, old boat rags, plastic mats and containers, tape and sandpaper, and several recyclable cans and bottles. “Any of the garbage that can’t be recycled or reused will be disposed of in the garbage,” said John.

If you are interested in doing your own boathouse or dock cleanup, Save The River can provide you with forms to record and track the type and amount of debris found during the cleanup so that the information can be reported to the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Please send a photo of your successfully completed individual cleanup at info@savetheriver.org so that we can share your photos and data results on our website and social media.

If you interested in hosting a larger shoreline cleanup event in your community you can register your event with Save the River by calling 315-686-2010 or emailing Patricia Shulenburg at patricia@savetheriver.org.
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Calling all families with kids and youth in grades K-12: join us tomorrow (Tuesday) from 4 - 5 pm at the Thousand Island Park Gazebo to become a Junior Riverkeeper! Learn more about the St. Lawrence River including endangered species, invasive species, pollution and ways you can report the health of the River.

This program is FREE to attend and pre-registration is not required.
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Enjoy a cold, refreshing beverage AND help support +Save The River!

For every 30-pack of Genesee branded malt beverages purchased in Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties from 6/1/18 to 8/31/18, +Genesee Brewery will donate $1 to help keep the Upper St. Lawrence River swimmable, drinkable, and fishable.

Last year this partnership generated a donation of over $10,000 - that is a lot of 30-packs! Remember to always drink responsibly.
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+Save The River Beach Watch Program update for Week 6 (samples taken August 6) = five monitoring locations passed inspection this week! The sixth location (Round Island) did not have a sample this week but has passed inspection on all of the previous weeks this summer. 🏊🏽‍♀️🌊🏊🏻‍♂️

Stay updated on our water quality results by downloading the Swim Guide app on your phone or by visiting the website: theswimguide.org #savetheriver #stlawrenceriver #swimguide #beachwatch #waterquality #cleanwater
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