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Month: December 2018

Beisel at Swim Finish Line

Save The Bay kicks off the new year by opening annual Swim registration on January 7

Friday, December 28, 2018

Save The Bay will mark the season of new beginnings by opening registration for the Annual Save The Bay Swim on January 7. The iconic open-water swim, taking place this year on Saturday, July 27, challenges skilled swimmers to a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from the Naval War College in Newport to Potter Cove in Jamestown. The event draws as many as 500 swimmers and 200 kayakers from across the country every year.

Save The Bay will mark the season of new beginnings by opening registration for the Annual Save The Bay Swim on January 7. The iconic open-water swim, taking place this... ...Read More

A Nature Cruise on the Pawcatuck

Thursday, December 20, 2018

This nature cruise was my first time seeing a seal in the wild, and what an experience it was! The seal perched on a small rock in the middle of the river in the “banana pose”—with its head and back flippers into the air.

This nature cruise was my first time seeing a seal in the wild, and what an experience it was! The seal perched on a small rock in the middle of... ...Read More

A rare calico lobster

The Many Colors of a Lobster

Monday, December 17, 2018

I am just amazed with how unique lobsters are, and as I think about the collection of Narragansett Bay lobsters at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium, the obvious thing that grabs my attention is their rare colorations.

I am just amazed with how unique lobsters are, and as I think about the collection of Narragansett Bay lobsters at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium, the obvious... ...Read More

Save The Bay demonstration opposing Quonset megapart

Putting a Stop to that Big Parking Lot

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A fraction of the spoils of this dredge would fill in 500 acres—roughly 380 football fields—of the Bay around Quonset to create new land for pavement. The Draft Master Plan began to circulate in 1997, and Save The Bay caught wind of the impending disaster that could unfold if Quonset’s “megaport” became a reality.

A fraction of the spoils of this dredge would fill in 500 acres—roughly 380 football fields—of the Bay around Quonset to create new land for pavement. The Draft Master Plan... ...Read More

Seaverge

New Boat. Same Mission.

Monday, December 10, 2018

New Boat. Same Mission. by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper When Save The Bay’s fleet of small boats is hauled out of the water this time of year for winterization, we try to ensure that at least one of our trailerable boats is ready to respond on the Bay if needed. And as we pulled Seaverge … Read More

New Boat. Same Mission. by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper When Save The Bay’s fleet of small boats is hauled out of the water this time of year for winterization, we... ...Read More

Comb jellyfish tank

A Day at the Aquarium: Check that off the Bucket List

Thursday, December 6, 2018

For intern Chris Cassaday, working at the aquarium for a day was a childhood dream come true. “Even as I pursued an education in creative writing, my passion for marine biology never faded. One of my lifelong dreams was to work at an aquarium, and Save The Bay helped me cross that off my bucket list.”

For intern Chris Cassaday, working at the aquarium for a day was a childhood dream come true. "Even as I pursued an education in creative writing, my passion for marine... ...Read More

Kate McPherson, Riverkeeper

This Riverkeeper is Passionate About All Things Upstream

Monday, December 3, 2018

Meet Kate McPherson, our new Riverkeeper. A lifelong Rhode Islander who grew up fishing with her dad, this wetlands ecologist hails from North Smithfield, in the Branch River Watershed, and now lives in Harmony, in the Woonasquatucket River Watershed.

Meet Kate McPherson, our new Riverkeeper. A lifelong Rhode Islander who grew up fishing with her dad, this wetlands ecologist hails from North Smithfield, in the Branch River Watershed, and... ...Read More

Skate and shark egg cases at Save The Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium

Exploration Center and Aquarium sets sights on the future of Narragansett Bay this December

Monday, December 3, 2018

While conservation, or the act of protecting and preserving ecosystems, is not a new practice, it has become an increasingly critical one—especially in regions, like Rhode Island, that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Guests to the Exploration Center and Aquarium this month can engage in a number of hands-on exhibits—including an interactive watershed model and ocean acidification demonstration—that illustrate why conservation is so important in Narragansett Bay.

While conservation, or the act of protecting and preserving ecosystems, is not a new practice, it has become an increasingly critical one—especially in regions, like Rhode Island, that are particularly... ...Read More

*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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