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

Swimmers begin their journey to Jamestown in the 2018 Swim.

#StartYourSwim program offers incentives to Swim participants

Friday, April 12, 2019

Save The Bay has launched #StartYourSwim, a new swimmer training and incentive program, to support the training efforts of registered participants in the organization’s annual open water Swim fundraiser

Save The Bay has launched #StartYourSwim, a new swimmer training and incentive program, to support the training efforts of registered participants in the organization’s annual open water Swim fundraiser ...Read More

Pawcatuck River at the site of the old White Rock Dam

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed

Monday, April 1, 2019

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed by South County Coastkeeper David Prescott The greatest victories are not won overnight. They take time, the strength of many partners and a positive attitude to bring about change. After more than a decade, I am happy to report another significant win for our local waters—a win that guarantees … Read More

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed by South County Coastkeeper David Prescott The greatest victories are not won overnight. They take time, the strength of many partners and a positive... ...Read More

Comb jellyfish at feeding time

Discover creatures of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium

Monday, April 1, 2019

Dive into the mysteries of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this April and discover some of the “glowing” creatures of Narragansett Bay, including the comb jellyfish and the chain catshark.

Dive into the mysteries of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this April and discover some of the "glowing" creatures of Narragansett Bay, including the comb... ...Read More

Full trash bag at Earth Day 2018 Cleanup

Save The Bay offers opportunities to join or lead Earth Day cleanups throughout April

Thursday, March 28, 2019

“Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment,” said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. “And you can really see the difference you make when you’ve completed a cleanup!”

"Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment," said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. "And you... ...Read More

What You Can Do Today To Help Narragansett Bay

Urge Environmental Enforcement

Urge Environmental Enforcement

Write or call your elected officials to tell them that you support increased funding for state's environmental enforcement agencies.

FIND YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL
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
Improve R.I. House Bill 5789

Improve R.I. House Bill 5789

Stand with Save the Bay and let your legislators know that Rhode Island should not incentivize energy development in areas of environmental concern.

LEARN ABOUT THE ISSUE

*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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