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 Exploration Center and Aquarium explores the “Birds of The Bay” this June, welcomes a rare orange lobster

Thursday, June 6, 2019

This month’s aquarium visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the hundreds of bird species that frequent local waters through self-guided activities, before meeting the aquarium’s newest arrival: a rare orange lobster.

This month’s aquarium visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the hundreds of bird species that frequent local waters through self-guided activities, before meeting the aquarium’s newest arrival: a... ...Read More

A sneak peek at past Taste of The Bay events

Save The Bay’s annual Taste of The Bay will feature the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The annual Taste of The Bay event—a celebration of the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay—allows you to enjoy tastings of locally-grown, -sourced and -harvested food and beverages from local restaurants, fishermen, bakeries, breweries and caterers, as well as live music and a raffle on Thursday, June 13.

The annual Taste of The Bay event—a celebration of the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay—allows you to enjoy tastings of locally-grown, -sourced and -harvested food and beverages from... ...Read More

The AINC Family Passport Challenge will take you across Aquidneck Island this summer!

Aquidneck Island Nature Collaborative launches Family Passport Challenge

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Explore Aquidneck Island by taking the Aquidneck Island Family Passport Challenge! Complete with a map, 11 sites and family-friendly activities, it’s the perfect way to explore the outdoors this summer.

Explore Aquidneck Island by taking the Aquidneck Island Family Passport Challenge! Complete with a map, 11 sites and family-friendly activities, it's the perfect way to explore the outdoors this summer. ...Read More

New Public Pier open at Fields Point

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New Public Pier at Fields Point offers kayaking, touch-and-go docking, fishing and bird watching by Cindy Sabato, director of communications Mother Nature gave Save The Bay a sweet 50th anniversary gift on May 20. It was the first beautiful, sunny, warm day of the season, and it happened to the be the day we cut … Read More

New Public Pier at Fields Point offers kayaking, touch-and-go docking, fishing and bird watching by Cindy Sabato, director of communications Mother Nature gave Save The Bay a sweet 50th anniversary... ...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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