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 Tip: If you’re going to fertilize, do it before mid-October

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Bay-Friendly Tip: If you’re going to fertilize, do it before mid-October Mackensie duPont Crowley, content & digital media specialist Did you know that during periods of drought or extreme temperatures, your lawn goes dormant in order to conserve water and nutrients? During this time, your grass is still alive but is not actively growing. Once … Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: If you’re going to fertilize, do it before mid-October Mackensie duPont Crowley, content & digital media specialist Did you know that during periods of drought or extreme temperatures,... ...Read More

The Bristol-Warren Girl Scouts clean up Narrows Boat Ramp during ICC 2018

Save The Bay invites Rhode Island volunteers to #SeaTheChange

Thursday, September 15, 2022

This September-November, Save The Bay is calling on volunteers to be the change and #SeaTheChange as part of Ocean Conservancy’s 37th International Coastal Cleanup® (ICC)

This September-November, Save The Bay is calling on volunteers to be the change and #SeaTheChange as part of Ocean Conservancy’s 37th International Coastal Cleanup® (ICC) ...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