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

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Established in 2000, the Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. They preserve and protect water by connecting local Waterkeeper groups worldwide, and have a goal of fully drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere. Save The … Read More

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Established in 2000, the Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit solely focused on clean... ...Read More

Save The Bay weighs in on WPRI's 12 on 12 Digital Special, "State of the Bay"

Save The Bay weighs in on the “State of the Bay”

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Baykeeper Mike Jarbeau join WPRI Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo, R.I. DEM Director Janet Coit, and others to weigh in on the past, present and future of Narragansett Bay.

Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Baykeeper Mike Jarbeau join WPRI Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo, R.I. DEM Director Janet Coit, and others to weigh in on the past,... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native  It is important to remember that preserving and conserving natural plant communities doesn’t have to happen solely in a nature preserve, outside of your home or business, but indeed in your own backyard! Your swath of land, however small, is part of our greater ecosystem, and the landscaping choices you … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native  It is important to remember that preserving and conserving natural plant communities doesn’t have to happen solely in a nature preserve, outside of your home... ...Read More

2019 BayCampers enjoy a sunny day on Narragansett Bay

Save The Bay opens registration for statewide BayCamps

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Registration for Rhode Island’s only week-long, Narragansett Bay-based summer camp is now open! Save The Bay’s BayCamps invite young explorers in grades K-12 to spend their summers along Rhode Island’s coast, learning about local waters, species and habitats, as well as the environmental and marine sciences. With camps located in Providence, Newport, Wickford, Westerly and Bristol, Save The Bay offers summertime opportunities for every adventurous child and teen. Early bird discounts are available to all families who complete their BayCamp registrations before March 15.

Registration for Rhode Island’s only week-long, Narragansett Bay-based summer camp is now open! Save The Bay’s BayCamps invite young explorers in grades K-12 to spend their summers along Rhode Island’s... ...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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