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

Three swimmers high-five their congratulations at the finish line of the Save The Bay Swim 2022

200+ swimmers cross Narragansett Bay in Save The Bay’s annual Swim fundraiser

Saturday, August 6, 2022

200+ swimmers cross Narragansett Bay in Save The Bay’s annual Swim fundraiser NEWPORT, R.I. – August 6, 2022 – At 8:40 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, more than 200 swimmers took to the waves of Narragansett Bay’s East Passage in support of Save The Bay’s mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. The two-mile journey … Read More

200+ swimmers cross Narragansett Bay in Save The Bay’s annual Swim fundraiser NEWPORT, R.I. – August 6, 2022 – At 8:40 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, more than 200 swimmers... ...Read More

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Beginning in March 2020, prolonged school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic left Save The Bay’s education team with the challenge of delivering meaningful Bay education experiences to students learning from home full-time. Our educators hit … Read More

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Beginning in March 2020, prolonged school closures in response to the coronavirus... ...Read More

The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust signs on to support, name Save The Bay’s new Newport aquarium

Monday, July 11, 2022

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust has generously contributed $1.5 million to the nonprofit organization’s efforts to relocate its small aquarium on Easton’s Beach to a larger location at downtown Newport’s Gateway Center.

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust has generously contributed $1.5 million to the nonprofit organization’s efforts to relocate its small aquarium on Easton’s... ...Read More

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Reflecting on the 2022 R.I. legislative session

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Now that the 2022 legislative session has come to a close, we’re pleased to report that we made significant progress in each of our priority areas.

Now that the 2022 legislative session has come to a close, we’re pleased to report that we made significant progress in each of our priority areas. ...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