Month: July 2017

Joel Blanco was named Save The Bay's Bay Student of the Year in 2017 for his enthusiasm for the local environment, and his willingness to get over his fears and eventually learn to love the wildlife of the Bay.

Joel Blanco, 2017 Bay Student of the Year

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The evolution in his learning style and love of nature and the marine environment has been a joy for the education staff to help foster over the years. When asked what he wants to be later in life, Blanco says “a marine biologist with Save The Bay.”

Lynn Dambruch was named 2017 Bay Educator of the year after helping to bring Save The Bay's education program to Warwick's fourth graders in 2017.

Lynn Dambruch, 2017 Bay Educator of the Year

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lynn Dambruch has been a champion of Save The Bay’s education programs for more than eight years and was a key player in a new partnership that takes Save The Bay marine science and environmental education programs to all Warwick School District fourth graders.

Fran Pijar, pictured here, was awarded the 2017 Volunteer of the Year award for his water quality work along Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River.

Fran Pijar, 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fran Pijar has been a dedicated water quality volunteer in Westerly since 2012, and a significant asset to Save The Bay’s water quality advocacy and outreach in Little Narragansett Bay and along the South Coast.

Julie Sharpe, founder of the Conservation Stewardship Collaborative and the Narrow River Land Trust, was the 2016 winner of Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award.

Julie Sharpe, 2017 Environmental Achievement Award Winner

Saturday, July 1, 2017

In her nomination, Cathy Lund, DVM, wrote that Sharpe, “single-handedly created an advocacy platform by forming Narrow River Land Trust, and has made the acquisition and conservation of that watershed a personal mission.”

Michael Brown, shown here in a boat on local Rhode Island waters, was posthumously awarded the 2016 Environmental Achievement Award.

Michael Brown, 2017 Environmental Achievement Award Winner

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Michael Brown, who passed away in March, founded the environmentally responsible company, Packaging 2.0 Inc., in 2002 to bridge the worlds of plastics package design and manufacture, and reuse, recycling and sustainability.

Local environmental legend, Eugenia Marks, who won Save The Bay's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Eugenia Marks, 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eugenia Marks, a local environmental legend, received Save The Bay’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. According to the nomination submitted by Greg Gerritt and Jana Hesser, “there is no one more knowledgeable, effective, formidable, and respected regionally in the field of environmental advocacy.”

*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.