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

Earth Day Birthday

Earth Day Birthday

Monday, March 18, 2019

We’re kicking off our 50th Anniversary Celebration with a family-friendly Earth Day Birthday Party! Join Save The Bay for our Earth Day Birthday party, a FREE family-friendly, 50th anniversary kick-off event held at our Exploration Center & Aquarium on Easton’s Beach in Newport, R.I. Help us tackle a beach cleanup, or stop by later in the … Read More

Jerry, the diamondback terrapin

This March: The Terrific Turtles of Narragansett Bay

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium is putting the turtles of the Narragansett Bay watershed at the center of this March’s programming! Learn about a variety of local turtles and their adaptations to life in the Bay, participate in a turtle-food-themed scavenger hunt, listen to a turtle story, or craft a paper-bowl turtle!

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What You Can Do Today To Help Save The Bay

Urge Environmental Enforcement

Urge Environmental Enforcement

Write or call your elected officials to tell them that you support increased funding for state's environmental enforcement agencies.

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.

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Improve R.I. House Bill 5789

Improve R.I. House Bill 5789

Stand with Save the Bay and let your legislators know that Rhode Island should not incentivize energy development in areas of environmental concern.


*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.