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Among factors that influence the health and future of Narragansett Bay is the condition of the watershed's remaining salt marshes. Save The Bay works with communities and community groups to protect and restore salt marshes. This critical habitat is constantly threatened by poor resource management and neglect.

Consequently, Save The Bay works to protect, restore and preserve these essential coastal resources.

What is a salt marsh?
Why are salt marshes so valuable?
How can salt marshes be restored?

See It Now!

 Watch a video hosted by Wenley Ferguson, ,shot in October 2008 that covers four years of work by staff and volunteers at the restored Fields Point salt marsh.
In this video, students from the Compass School take a break from planting salt marsh grasses to learn about horeshoe crabs.


Since 1997 Save The Bay has been facilitating community-based restoration projects by working with town and cities, and other partners. The projects we have facilitated have made a substantial contribution to the health of the Bay and its watershed.

Allins Cove
Big Mussachuck Creek
Colt State Park
Duck Cove
Fields Point
Gooseneck Cove

Jacob’s Point
Little Mussachuck Creek

Silver Creek
Stillhouse Cove
Town Pond/Boyd’s Lane
Walker Farm

We also have an education program that works with teachers and schools to develop salt marsh nurseries.

An Historical Overview of the Salt Marsh
Assessment and Public Education



Save The Bay salt marsh restoration
is made possible in part by the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program, and a national partnership between NOAA Fisheries' Community-based Restoration Program and Restore America's Estuaries.

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Restoring homes 
of lobster, crabs, scallops and fish.

 Possible with your support. Learn more.