on the river

Explore organizations along the Upper St Lawrence River and beyond involved in this initiative

River Institute

River Institute is a non‐government organization established in 1994 as a unique community partnership among governments, educators, business and industry, and the Mohawks of Akwesasne. With the St. Lawrence River as our natural laboratory, we have earned an international reputation for research excellence. Our scientific work contributes locally, nationally and internationally to the greater understanding of how large river ecosystems and their components function. As a learning and discovery centre, we actively promote the value of scientific inquiry. Our education programs introduce thousands of students to the benefits of science and provide powerful role models for young people considering careers in science. 

2 St. Lawrence Dr, Cornwall, ON K6H 4Z1

(613) 936-6620

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Citizens for Marshland Conservation

The Citizens for Marshland Conservation Inc., formerly the Cooper Marsh Conservators, works with other organizations, local governments and owners of marshlands to protect marshland. By maintaining, protecting, conserving, and supporting stressed or threatened marshland including its flora and fauna, we volunteer for the benefit of the public. We support making a marshland visit a pleasant outdoor recreation adventure in which the public at large can appreciate and learn from the diversity and abundance of flora and fauna therein. 

P.O. Box 602, Lancaster, Ontario, K0C1N0

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Raisin Region Conservation Authority 

Since 1963, the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) has worked with the community for a better environment and healthy future. Like all of Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities, RRCA has a watershed-based jurisdiction. This internationally recognized approach to conservation means RRCA works with nature’s own systems to provide environmental services to its municipalities. Led by a municipally appointed board of directors, RRCA protects against natural hazards like flooding and erosion, protects drinking water sources from contamination and overuse, conserves natural resources and environmentally significant lands, offers eco-tourism and recreation opportunities, and provides land stewardship incentives and environmental outreach for healthy watersheds. 

P.O. Box 429 | 18045 County Road 2, Cornwall, ON K6H 5T2 

(613) 938-3611

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Maitland Tower

Saving a historic and natural gem on the St. Lawrence, and ourselves. Today, Nature and our cultural heritage are under intense pressure and disappearing, and so is our health and happiness. When old buildings and natural spaces are bulldozed, we lose part of who we are.  At our site in the Village of Maitland, we believe that we can save all three by experiencing them together.  Restore, preserve, connect, heal…Regenerate.

We need partners to co-create a place full of connections to our history and our nature and biodiversity from entrepreneurs to artists, artisans and wildlife, river researchers to surfers, foodies to yogis, the River of course, adaptive sports, a café and nature therapy, nature-based technologies, weddings, healthy water, birding and business retreats, and immersive education that touches all of it. The possibilities are endless for groups, organizations, companies and social enterprise. Bumping into people outside your circles, still connected to nature but differently, opens the door to new thinking, new relationships, new activities, new energy, new solutions, our redemption song. Reach out !

1243 County Road 2, PO Box 556, Maitland ON K0E 1P0


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South Nation Conservation Authority  

South Nation Conservation has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices. As an agency established under the Conservation Authorities Act of Ontario in 1947, SNC has decades of practical experience in protecting our environment and engaging communities. Today, it manages 4,480 km2 of land in Eastern Ontario; employs more than 40 staff; and has lead hundreds of stewardship projects to success. 

As a leader in conservation in Eastern Ontario, SNC offers knowledge and experience to help our partners, including 16 watershed municipalities, to contribute to a healthy region. This includes: ecology and the study of water quality, natural habitats, plants, and animals to help us identify environmental needs, set targets, and restore natural areas; sustainable community development to advise partners about land use, development proposals and construction; and environmental education to help community members appreciate their local environment. 

38 Victoria Street. P.O. Box 29 Finch, Ontario K0C 1K0

 613-984-2948 | Toll free: 1-877-984-2948

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Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environment Program  

In the tradition of the Ohen:ton Karihwateh:kwen (The Words That Come Before All Else), the Environment Program strives to better understand, protect, maintain, and enhance the natural environment of Akwesasne. We acknowledge the contributions of all elements of creation and strive to ensure that projects within our community adhere to safe environmental practices while keeping aware of current environmental and health issues. We are also committed to sharing knowledge of our Environment through Education and Connection to Community.

CIA III 101 Tewesateni Rd., Kawehno:ke , Akwesasne, ON K6H 5R7

(613) 936-1548  

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