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

Save The Bay submits testimony in support of the Climate Literacy Act

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Save The Bay appreciates the opportunity to provide testimony on S. 464, a bill that would help ensure that all students attending public schools become environmentally and climate literate by the time they graduate from 12th grade.

Save The Bay appreciates the opportunity to provide testimony on S. 464, a bill that would help ensure that all students attending public schools become environmentally and climate literate by... ...Read More

Save The Bay Swim

Save The Bay invites swimmers and athletes to exercise their right to a clean and healthy Bay

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Save The Bay will open registration for its 45th annual Swim fundraiser on Thursday, April 15. The nonprofit organization’s flagship fundraiser typically welcomes hundreds of swimmers to the shores of Newport and Jamestown for a two-mile, cross-bay swim in support of Save The Bay’s mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. Following a virtual-only event last year, swimmers and athletes have the opportunity to register for the 2021 Virtual Swim and Open—with challenges in bicycling, running, kayaking, and more—and to enter a lottery for a spot at a scaled-down, in-person Swim on July 17. 

Save The Bay will open registration for its 45th annual Swim fundraiser on Thursday, April 15. The nonprofit organization’s flagship fundraiser typically welcomes hundreds of swimmers to the shores of... ...Read More

Seals hauled-out on rocks in Newport Harbor. Photo by Marie-Louise Strijbos.

Citizen scientists count 357 seals during Save The Bay’s annual Bay-Wide Seal Count

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Citizen scientists count 357 seals in Narragansett Bay during Save The Bay’s annual Bay-Wide Seal Count PROVIDENCE, R.I. – March 31, 2021 – On Tuesday, March 23, 25 volunteer citizen scientists took to water and shore to observe 357 harbor seals at sites around Narragansett Bay in Save The Bay’s Bay-Wide Seal Count—an annual effort to establish a … Read More

Citizen scientists count 357 seals in Narragansett Bay during Save The Bay’s annual Bay-Wide Seal Count PROVIDENCE, R.I. – March 31, 2021 – On Tuesday, March 23, 25 volunteer citizen scientists took to... ...Read More

Bayside with Letty Hanson

Thursday, March 4, 2021

BAYSIDE WITH LETTY HANSON: Meet Letty, Save The Bay’s education & curriculum specialist! By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Born and raised in Rhode Island, our education and curriculum specialist, Letty Hanson, feels right at home at Save The Bay. She shares her experience & some of the fun projects she’s been working on with … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH LETTY HANSON: Meet Letty, Save The Bay’s education & curriculum specialist! By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Born and raised in Rhode Island, our education and curriculum specialist,... ...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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April 26, 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.

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.