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

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds By Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Why are wetlands important? For one thing, they are great places for wildlife to feed, find water, nest, and walk through on their way to find new habitat. Wildlife highways called travel corridors are frequently … Read More

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds By Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Why are wetlands important? For one thing, they are great... ...Read More

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay By Brittany Hassell, communications intern As a coastal estuary, Narragansett Bay is home to an essential fish in the marine ecosystem during the warmer months — the menhaden, also known as “fatback,” “bunker,” and “pogy.” As we move towards warmer weather in the midst of springtime here on … Read More

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay By Brittany Hassell, communications intern As a coastal estuary, Narragansett Bay is home to an essential fish in the marine ecosystem during the... ...Read More

An illustration of several striped bass, with two fish close in the foreground, other fish species and underwater vegetation in the background.

Advocating for Atlantic striped bass

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

In April 2022, Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper for Save The Bay, submitted comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission regarding a proposed amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic striped bass.

In April 2022, Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper for Save The Bay, submitted comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission regarding a proposed amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan... ...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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