Save The River was recently awarded a grant from the St. Lawrence River Research and Education Fund. The Fund was created as part of the relicensing of the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project (or the Moses-Saunders power dam) on the River and provides support for environmental research and education projects relating to the ecology of the St. Lawrence River and its surroundings.
Save The River will use the grant to support the Riverkeeper Monitoring Program, established in 2008, which collects data on the general health of the St. Lawrence River. Volunteers gather information about the health of the River and submit it to Save The River. We then share the information with appropriate agencies charged with remediating any potential pollution or wildlife issues on the River. The funds will allow for additional training sessions to be available for trainees, growing a network of volunteers all over the River to report on pollution and wildlife issues.
Jennifer J. Caddick, Executive Director of Save The River, said: “We are thrilled to receive this grant to expand our Riverkeeper Monitoring Program. By training additional volunteers to monitor River health, we will be able to quickly identify and respond to potential pollution problems.”
To learn more about the Riverkeeper Monitoring Program and opportunities to get involved visit our Riverkeeper Monitoring page.