Archive

Year: 2018

World Prodigy oil spill in Narragansett Bay

Changing the Oil Industry

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fifty years ago, Save The Bay was founded by a group of Rhode Island residents who, concerned about the risks of oil spills in Narragansett Bay, fought hard to stop the proposed construction of an oil refinery in Tiverton.

Fifty years ago, Save The Bay was founded by a group of Rhode Island residents who, concerned about the risks of oil spills in Narragansett Bay, fought hard to stop... ...Read More

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Labor

Thursday, October 11, 2018

With over 400-miles of accessible coastline, Rhode Island is aptly named the “Ocean State.” Sadly, many do not understand the importance of keeping our beaches clean, and leave their trash for gulls to fight over.

With over 400-miles of accessible coastline, Rhode Island is aptly named the “Ocean State.” Sadly, many do not understand the importance of keeping our beaches clean, and leave their trash... ...Read More

Is it recyclable, compostable, biodegradable?

BYO… Reusable

Monday, October 8, 2018

Plastics have dominated environmental conversations lately. They litter our beaches, pollute our oceans and Bays, contaminate our drinking water. Plastics are everywhere—from our cell phones, to our sunglasses, to our cars, to our homes.

Plastics have dominated environmental conversations lately. They litter our beaches, pollute our oceans and Bays, contaminate our drinking water. Plastics are everywhere—from our cell phones, to our sunglasses, to our... ...Read More

A view of summer BayCamp from the Captain’s seat

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Summer out on Narragansett Bay is probably the best summer one could ask for. What is better than heading out on a boat, going to an island, dropping anchor and getting to explore and swim for the whole day? At Save The Bay’s summer BayCamps, that is exactly what we do! This summer, I got a new look at our BayCamps, from a different seat on the boat.

Summer out on Narragansett Bay is probably the best summer one could ask for. What is better than heading out on a boat, going to an island, dropping anchor and... ...Read More

Camouflage, exoskeletons and other amazing adaptations on display at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this October

Monday, October 1, 2018

Explore the amazing adaptations of Narragansett Bay marine life at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this October! Visitors to the center will learn about adaptations, also known as adaptive traits, from skilled aquarium staff by participating in planned daily activities and by observing the adaptations of the 40+ species housed in the center’s exhibits.

Explore the amazing adaptations of Narragansett Bay marine life at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this October! Visitors to the center will learn about adaptations, also known as... ...Read More

Where the Rain Meets the Road

Monday, October 1, 2018

The broad, cumulative effects of increased development and precipitation changes include more pollution and more beach closures, adding to Save The Bay’s sense of urgency to address the problem of polluted runoff. We have been partnering with multiple municipalities and other organizations over the last decade to reduce the impacts of polluted runoff from the Bay’s watershed.

The broad, cumulative effects of increased development and precipitation changes include more pollution and more beach closures, adding to Save The Bay’s sense of urgency to address the problem of... ...Read More

2 Seals in the Pawcatuck River

Save The Bay’s Nature Cruises resume in Westerly on October 13

Monday, September 24, 2018

The inaugural Save The Bay Nature Cruise of the 2018-19 season will depart from Viking Marina in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. The 90-minute tour cruises down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay.

The inaugural Save The Bay Nature Cruise of the 2018-19 season will depart from Viking Marina in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. The 90-minute tour cruises... ...Read More

Save The Bay works toward a sustainable Atlantic herring fishery

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We recently met with Gov. Raimondo’s staff and R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit to share our views on Atlantic herring. The New England Fisheries Management Council has been working on an amendment to the herring management plan for many years. Like last year’s menhaden proposal, the herring plan includes a measure that would set catch limits based upon the fish’s role as a forage fish, which Save The Bay supports.

We recently met with Gov. Raimondo’s staff and R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit to share our views on Atlantic herring. The New England Fisheries Management Council has... ...Read More

EPA presents 2018 Merit Award to Wenley Ferguson, Save The Bay’s director of habitat restoration

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that Wenley Ferguson, director of habitat restoration, was recognized today at the 2018 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office.

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that Wenley Ferguson, director of habitat restoration, was recognized today at the 2018 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s... ...Read More

A Blue Crab Rescue in Westerly

Monday, September 10, 2018

This summer, Save the Bay partnered with Tower Street School in Westerly and the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative to offer a summer camp experience that combined marine science and summer fun. What could be better?

This summer, Save the Bay partnered with Tower Street School in Westerly and the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative to offer a summer camp experience that combined marine science and summer... ...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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May 8, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed until June 1 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

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.


Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page