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

Sarto holds benefit dinner for Save The Bay on November 20

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

You’re invited to enjoy delicious food and drink, while supporting a great cause! Join us at Sarto on November 20 for a Save The Bay benefit dinner.

You're invited to enjoy delicious food and drink, while supporting a great cause! Join us at Sarto on November 20 for a Save The Bay benefit dinner. ...Read More

In 2018, Save The Bay assisted with the removal of the Shady Lea Mill dam in North Kingstown.

Dam concerns in Rhode Island

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s latest release of its annual Dam Safety Report gave us an in-depth look at how the DEM’s dam safety program is functioning. The information is alarming.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s latest release of its annual Dam Safety Report gave us an in-depth look at how the DEM’s dam safety program is functioning. The... ...Read More

We've partnered with Target Circle! Vote by January 5!

Save The Bay and Target Circle

Monday, October 7, 2019

To our friends and supporters, We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us! Now through January 5, vote for us through the Target Circle program to help determine how Target’s donation … Read More

To our friends and supporters, We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you... ...Read More

Explore the results from Rhode Island’s 2018 International Coastal Cleanup efforts.

Rhode Island’s 2019 International Coastal Cleanups will include sites from Providence to Charlestown

Monday, September 9, 2019

Save The Bay is leading International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island, organizing volunteer-led cleanups across the state, September-October. The International Coastal Cleanup, now in its 34th year, is a global event uniting more than 1 million volunteers in an effort to collect litter and debris from shorelines around the world.

Save The Bay is leading International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island, organizing volunteer-led cleanups across the state, September-October. The International Coastal Cleanup, now in its 34th year, is a global... ...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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