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

Interns discover 32 unmapped stormwater outfalls in Seekonk

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Interns discover 32 unmapped stormwater outfalls in Seekonk By Kate McPherson, Riverkeeper Hundred Acre Cove is a small embayment in northern Narragansett Bay that has been closed to shellfishing for several decades due to high bacteria. In 2018, Save The Bay received grant funding through the Southeast New England Program to look at sources of … Read More

Interns discover 32 unmapped stormwater outfalls in Seekonk By Kate McPherson, Riverkeeper Hundred Acre Cove is a small embayment in northern Narragansett Bay that has been closed to shellfishing for... ...Read More

RI State House. Photo by Lennart Tange.

Save The Bay’s 2020 Legislative Priorities

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session has begun at the Rhode Island State House and, as in past years, Save The Bay will be working hard to ensure the General Assembly takes steps to improve and protect Narragansett Bay. Below are our top priorities for the coming months

The 2020 Legislative Session has begun at the Rhode Island State House and, as in past years, Save The Bay will be working hard to ensure the General Assembly takes... ...Read More

Making the Ocean State a leader in recycling

Igniting Mandatory Statewide Recycling

Monday, January 6, 2020

As the state contemplated burning the problem, Save The Bay and other environmental groups pushed for a strong recycling solution.

As the state contemplated burning the problem, Save The Bay and other environmental groups pushed for a strong recycling solution. ...Read More

Save The Bay Educators Lead Students from Central Falls Charter School in Aquarium-Building Program

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle schoolers from The Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls. The program is part of a Community Responsibility block of the school day, during which … Read More

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle... ...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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