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

Seals—and Save The Bay Seal Tours—return to Newport

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

December-April, Save The Bay will run two types of tours around Newport harbor: a one-hour, boat-based seal tour, and a two-hour cruise including a stop at the Rose Island lighthouse grounds.

December-April, Save The Bay will run two types of tours around Newport harbor: a one-hour, boat-based seal tour, and a two-hour cruise including a stop at the Rose Island lighthouse... ...Read More

Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities Jen Kelly, public programs manager On a chilly November morning, Save The Bay’s Education Staff set out on Little Narragansett Bay onboard the M/V Rosemary Quinn, the newest vessel to join Save The Bay’s fleet.  Although it’s fall, it’s never too early to think about spring programming … Read More

The Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities Jen Kelly, public programs manager On a chilly November morning, Save The Bay’s Education Staff set out on Little Narragansett Bay onboard... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern What is Litter? Litter, or the trash left on the ground in public or open areas, is one of the largest issues plaguing the world today. These non-biodegradable items, such as cigarette butts, plastic shopping bags, food wrappers, and soda cans, that are discarded during walks or … Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern What is Litter? Litter, or the trash left on the ground in public or open areas, is one of the largest issues... ...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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