Save The River Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration

CLAYTON, NY — Save The River will host a 40th Anniversary Party on the evening of Saturday, July 7 at the Clayton Opera House. The 40th Anniversary Party will feature the music of Clayton’s own Foggy River Band who will play a mix of pop-rock and blues, covering artists across the full history of Save The River, with special appearances by local artists. Party attendees will enjoy a cash bar featuring Coyote Moon wines, wine slushies, and a selection of craft beer. Special 40th anniversary merchandise will also be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the party will run from 7 to 10 pm.

The presenting sponsor for the 40th Anniversary Party is Coyote Moon Winery. Save The River will receive all of the proceeds of both the ticket sales and bar sales at the event.

“We’re looking forward to coming together with community members, volunteers, and members of Save The River who have contributed to our organization’s achievements over the past 40 years. It is also a chance to kick-off the next 40 years and beyond of standing together to face the challenges that threaten the River that connects all of us,” said Jeff Garnsey, president of Save The River’s board of directors. “Thanks to the generosity of Phil Randazzo this event is not only a night of celebration but will support our mission to protect the Upper St. Lawrence River now and for generations to come.”

“There is nothing more important to any of us than the River. Without it, we are just another town,” said Phil Randazzo, founder of Coyote Moon Winery and band leader of the Foggy River Band.

This is a Rock for the River® benefit event. Attendees can purchase tickets to either enjoy the party in the downstairs general admission area ($20) or in the second-floor reserved seating area ($25 for side sections, $30 for center section). Tickets can be purchased through the Clayton Opera House box office:, 315-686-2200 or visit the box office (open Tuesday-Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm).

For 40 years Save The River has been the leading grassroots environmental advocacy organization fighting for the ecological integrity of the St. Lawrence River. Save The River takes an active role in River policy issues by engaging decision makers, community leaders, residents, visitors and volunteers to make positive change. Every year Save The River works with educators in school districts in the watershed to educate 1,000+ students in a place-based curriculum that stresses age appropriate aspects of stewardship.