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

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

Clean up your neighborhood: Save The Bay calls for beach cleanup leaders

Friday, August 9, 2019

“A small group of neighbors, family members or friends can make a big impact at even the tiniest sites,” said Save The Bay Volunteer and Internship Manager July Lewis. “For this year’s International Coastal Cleanup efforts, our greatest need is for those volunteers who are willing to gather even just a few people together to lead cleanups in small neighborhood areas.”

“A small group of neighbors, family members or friends can make a big impact at even the tiniest sites,” said Save The Bay Volunteer and Internship Manager July Lewis. “For... ...Read More

Swimmers begin their journey to Jamestown in the 2018 Swim.

Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim fundraiser makes waves Saturday, July 27

Thursday, July 18, 2019

On Saturday, July 27, hundreds of swimmers and kayakers will tackle a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from Newport to Jamestown during Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim.

On Saturday, July 27, hundreds of swimmers and kayakers will tackle a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from Newport to Jamestown during Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim. ...Read More

Save The Bay establishes Swim The Bay Scholarship to support young swimmers

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Save The Bay has established the Swim The Bay Scholarship. First-time Swim participants, ages 15-21, who pledge to raise $200 can apply to receive a $200 match towards the event’s $400 fundraising minimum.

Save The Bay has established the Swim The Bay Scholarship. First-time Swim participants, ages 15-21, who pledge to raise $200 can apply to receive a $200 match towards the event’s... ...Read More

Corvias sponsors 2019 Family Membership Days at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center & Aquarium

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

“We are so grateful to Corvias for their commitment to community and education, and for making it possible to thank our family members with free admission to the Exploration Center and Aquarium.”

“We are so grateful to Corvias for their commitment to community and education, and for making it possible to thank our family members with free admission to the Exploration Center... ...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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