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.

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Support for Attorney General’s motion to intervene in Block Island marina proposal case

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Save The Bay voices support for Attorney General’s motion to intervene in Block Island marina proposal case PROVIDENCE, R.I. – February 10, 2020 – Deeply concerned by the Coastal Resources Management Council’s recent attempt to reverse court-upheld agency decisions via a closed-door mediation process, Save The Bay extends support for Rhode Island Attorney General Peter … Read More

Save The Bay voices support for Attorney General’s motion to intervene in Block Island marina proposal case PROVIDENCE, R.I. – February 10, 2020 – Deeply concerned by the Coastal Resources... ...Read More

Invest in the Bay and beyond; Vote YES on Question 2

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Invest in the Bay and beyond: Vote YES on Question 2 Rhode Island is holding a special election on March 2, 2021 on a series of proposed bonds, including the “Beach, Clean Water & Green” Bond. If approved by the voters, the bond (Question 2 on the ballot) would invest $74 million in clean water … Read More

Invest in the Bay and beyond: Vote YES on Question 2 Rhode Island is holding a special election on March 2, 2021 on a series of proposed bonds, including the... ...Read More

Save The Bay submits testimony on CRMC nominations

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Save The Bay submits testimony on CRMC nominations To: Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture From: Topher Hamblett, Director of Advocacy Date: February 3, 2021 Re: Appointments to the Coastal Resources Management Council Thank you, Chairwoman Euer and members of the committee, for this opportunity to testify on Governor Raimondo’s nominations for re-appointment to the … Read More

Save The Bay submits testimony on CRMC nominations To: Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture From: Topher Hamblett, Director of Advocacy Date: February 3, 2021 Re: Appointments to the Coastal... ...Read More

Sites at Stake

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sites at Stake Highlights of the watershed’s most threatened natural locations by Save The Bay’s Policy Team From salt marshes to beaches, popular and familiar sites around Narragansett Bay face myriad challenges in the coming decades as pollution, climate change and rising sea levels threaten valuable habitats, public access sites, and more.    Location: The … Read More

Sites at Stake Highlights of the watershed’s most threatened natural locations by Save The Bay’s Policy Team From salt marshes to beaches, popular and familiar sites around Narragansett Bay face... ...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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January 27, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

In keeping with statewide COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, and out of an abundance of caution, Save The Bay is “pausing” all seal tours through February 2021. We hope to welcome you back aboard our education vessels soon!

Save The Bay is offering limited volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.