Our mission is to protect and improve Narragansett Bay.

Our vision is a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all.

Save The Bay is an independent, member-supported, nonprofit organization. We got our start as a grassroots organization in 1970, when a small group of concerned citizens came together to fight an oil refinery proposed for the shores of Tiverton. Their work began our legacy as the eyes, ears and voice for Narragansett Bay. Today we carry out our mission through three areas of work: advocacy, education, and habitat restoration and adaptation.

Latest News & Stories

Bayside with July Lewis

Thursday, September 24, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH JULY LEWIS: Meet July, Save The Bay’s volunteer & internship manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I came on board as the Volunteer & Internship Manager in April 2013. I was excited to work with Save The Bay because of the terrific work we do protecting beautiful … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH JULY LEWIS: Meet July, Save The Bay’s volunteer & internship manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I came on board as the... ...Read More

Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden

Monday, August 31, 2020

Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Menhaden are vitally important to the ecological health of Narragansett Bay. They are prolific filter feeders that remove nitrogen from Bay waters, and are an important food source for many of the Bay’s common species. In the spring, huge schools of menhaden … Read More

Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Menhaden are vitally important to the ecological health of Narragansett Bay. They are prolific filter feeders that... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic Mackensie duPont Crowley, Save The Bay’s communications specialist What happens to all of that wastewater from your toilet, sink or shower? For many homeowners, it gets piped to a central, wastewater treatment plant.  But for many others, wastewater is treated in a septic system, which is in the ground … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic Mackensie duPont Crowley, Save The Bay’s communications specialist What happens to all of that wastewater from your toilet, sink or shower? For many homeowners,... ...Read More

Planting in Allin's Cove, 2006

D.E.M.’s climate resilience funding is a testament to the value of long-term, collaborative advocacy efforts

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Rhode Island D.E.M. has awarded $4,360,600 in matching grants to communities for climate resilience projects. The funding serves as a perfect example of how environmental advocacy can take time and effort, but result in significant returns.

Rhode Island D.E.M. has awarded $4,360,600 in matching grants to communities for climate resilience projects. The funding serves as a perfect example of how environmental advocacy can take time and... ...Read More

What You Can Do Today To Help Narragansett Bay

Join a Beach Cleanup near you!

Join a Beach Cleanup near you!

Help Save The Bay remove trash left on beaches and shorelines all over the state. Beach cleanups are a great activity for clubs, corporate teams, families and individuals.

Sign up for a Cleanup
Practice Bay-Friendly Living

Practice Bay-Friendly Living

Learn and practice our lawncare and lifestyle tips to save you time and money, and save the Bay. Every small action by many people can make a big difference.

Visit Our Bay-Friendly Tips Page
Support Environmental Legislation

Support Environmental Legislation

Stand with Save The Bay in supporting a statewide ban on single-use plastics and legislation to establish the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund.

Learn More and Take Action

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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September 28, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

Save The Bay is now offering limited volunteer opportunities and Seal Tours and Nature Cruises, each with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.