Since 1978, Save The River has been the leading grassroots advocacy organization working to protect the St. Lawrence River. As the region's only environmental watchdog group, Save The River takes an active role in River policy issues. Over the years, Save The River has fought to stop winter navigation, expansion of the St. Lawrence Seaway infrastructure, pressed for better spill response planning and sought public accounting of shipping accidents, and campaigned for better water levels management. In 2004, Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Save The River is a member-based organization representing more than 4,500 individuals, followers and families who live, work and play along the River. Our members and followers include local year-round residents, business owners, summer people, vacationers, Americans and Canadians.