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

Outdoors, a man steps on the lip of a shovel, digging a runnel in the middle of a saltmarsh that is otherwise covered in brown and golden vegetation in April 2021.

Spades of work to save our salt marshes

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Salt marshes, like Winnapaug, across Rhode Island, face multiple and complex challenges to their continued survival. Digging runnels can help drain water off the marsh, so that’s just what our habitat adaptation staff and interns spent their spring doing!

Salt marshes, like Winnapaug, across Rhode Island, face multiple and complex challenges to their continued survival. Digging runnels can help drain water off the marsh, so that's just what our... ...Read More

Save The Bay Advocacy Coordinator, Jed Thorp, submits testimony virtually during the 2021 Rhode Island legislative session.

Steps Forward: A 2021 legislative wrap-up

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Despite all the changes in the format of this year’s legislative session, we’re pleased to share that the environmental community saw many steps forward, from addressing climate change to reducing plastic pollution in the Bay.

Despite all the changes in the format of this year’s legislative session, we’re pleased to share that the environmental community saw many steps forward, from addressing climate change to reducing... ...Read More

An aerial shot. In the foreground: A red crane parked in front of a long building lifts a large HVAC component off of a flatbed truck along the coast of Fields Point in Providence, R.I. In the background: A foggy pier extends into the waters off Fields Point.

Bay Center Improvements

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Save The Bay’s normally bustling Bay Center was quieter than usual through 2020 and early 2021, with our programs and events transitioning to a virtual format, and our staff working from home. The lighter traffic, however, allowed our facilities team to make the most of a golden opportunity! 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Save The Bay’s normally bustling Bay Center was quieter than usual through 2020 and early 2021, with our programs and events transitioning to a virtual... ...Read More

Save The Bay kicks off the swim season with a youth swim clinic led by Elizabeth Beisel

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Save The Bay kicks off the swim season with a youth swim clinic led by Elizabeth Beisel PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 9, 2021 – On Tuesday, June 29, Save The Bay will offer a youth swim clinic led by Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel. Swimmers ages 8 to 18 are invited to register for … Read More

Save The Bay kicks off the swim season with a youth swim clinic led by Elizabeth Beisel PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 9, 2021 – On Tuesday, June 29, Save The Bay... ...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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July 11, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (savebay@savebay.org), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.