A recognized leader in environmental research

At River Institute, we deliver knowledge, education, technical services and community outreach to improve the health of the St. Lawrence River and other large river ecosystems. Dedicated to scientific integrity, we uphold the environment, innovation, community engagement and partnership among our highest values. We also recognize and respect the traditional beliefs of one of our founding partners, the Mohawks of Akwesasne:

The Earth is our Mother
Co‐operation is the way to survive
Knowledge is powerful only if it is shared
The spiritual world is not distant from the earth
Responsibility is the best practice
Everything is connected to everything