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.

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

A volunteer displays plastic bottles and other debris during a Save The Bay cleanup.

Want to make a change? Join a cleanup.

Monday, September 2, 2019

I recently found that one of the most gratifying ways to fight shoreline and ocean pollution is by getting my hands (gloved, of course) dirty. 

I recently found that one of the most gratifying ways to fight shoreline and ocean pollution is by getting my hands (gloved, of course) dirty.  ...Read More

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

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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