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

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Buffer

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Buffer Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Walking down my quiet, little street with my dogs I eye my neighbor’s leaf pile.  He’s the kind of guy who mows up all the leaves that fall on his lawn with his riding mower and deposits them on the edge of the … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Buffer Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Walking down my quiet, little street with my dogs I eye my neighbor’s leaf pile.  He’s the kind... ...Read More

Bayside with Stephany Hessler

Thursday, April 30, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH STEPHANY HESSLER: Meet Stephany, Save The Bay’s grants & foundations manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I am not a native Rhode Islander. When I moved here from the midwest, one of the things that first struck me was how vast, beautiful, and accessible Narragansett Bay was. … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH STEPHANY HESSLER: Meet Stephany, Save The Bay’s grants & foundations manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I am not a native Rhode... ...Read More

Entries of the 2019 Old School Art Contest on display at Save The Bays 2019 Earth Day Birthday Party

Save The Bay’s “Old School Art Contest”

Monday, April 13, 2020

How do YOU see Narragansett Bay? Show us by putting down the devices, and getting back to basics, using markers, crayons, or pencils to capture the contest theme, “My Bay.” All entries must be received by April 15, 2020. Winners will be announced on May 2, 2020.

How do YOU see Narragansett Bay? Show us by putting down the devices, and getting back to basics, using markers, crayons, or pencils to capture the contest theme, "My Bay."... ...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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May 8, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed until June 1 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

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.


Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page