Archive

Year: 2021

Finishing up Work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Finishing up work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper In late September I invited Brad Chase, fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MADMF) to meet me in Taunton, Massachusetts. I was curious to see a relatively new fish ladder that was installed in late … Read More

Finishing up work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper In late September I invited Brad Chase, fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division... ...Read More

2 Seals in the Pawcatuck River

A chill in the air means it’s Seal Tour season!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The inaugural Save The Bay Seal Tour and Nature Cruise of the 2021 season will depart from Viking Marina in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. The 90-minute tour cruises down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay, giving passengers the opportunity to enjoy the fall landscape from the deck of the M/V Elizabeth Morris.

The inaugural Save The Bay Seal Tour and Nature Cruise of the 2021 season will depart from Viking Marina in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. The... ...Read More

Save The Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium is a hands-on, experiential learning center that delights and inspires thousands of visitors every year.

City of Newport, Save The Bay and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority sign Gateway Center agreements

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

This week, the City of Newport, Save The Bay and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority signed agreements that will allow the local nonprofit organization to move its Exploration Center and Aquarium to the ground floor of the Gateway Transportation & Visitors Center at 23 America’s Cup Blvd.

This week, the City of Newport, Save The Bay and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority signed agreements that will allow the local nonprofit organization to move its Exploration Center... ...Read More

Blues in the Bay: All About Bluefish

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Blues in the Bay: All About Bluefish Nickname: Blues, snapper blues, skipjack Scientific name: Pomatomus saltatrix Habitat: Along the shoreline to deep water; juveniles near shore Migration: Bluefish found in Narragansett Bay are part of a larger population that migrates seasonally along the Atlantic coast from Maine, in the summer months, to Florida, in the … Read More

Blues in the Bay: All About Bluefish Nickname: Blues, snapper blues, skipjack Scientific name: Pomatomus saltatrix Habitat: Along the shoreline to deep water; juveniles near shore Migration: Bluefish found in... ...Read More

Save The Bay responds to R.I. Superior Court decision on CRMC vs. Champlin’s Marina

Friday, September 10, 2021

Save The Bay is baffled and dismayed by the Rhode Island Superior Court’s decision to rule that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between CRMC and Champlin’s Marina was “conducted and created with propriety” and “sufficiently conclusive.“

Save The Bay is baffled and dismayed by the Rhode Island Superior Court’s decision to rule that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between CRMC and Champlin’s Marina was “conducted and... ...Read More

Join the conversation: Ten environmental terms, defined

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Join the conversation: Ten environmental terms, defined Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Stormwater runoff The water that falls onto our watershed during storms. As stormwater “runs off” the land, it picks up fertilizers, chemicals, litter and other pollutants and carries them into our Bay. This is a big issue for places with many impervious surfaces, … Read More

Join the conversation: Ten environmental terms, defined Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Stormwater runoff The water that falls onto our watershed during storms. As stormwater “runs off” the land, it... ...Read More

A monarch butterfly in a rain garden in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Green Infrastructure: One Water Quality Solution

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Green infrastructure is the utilization of nature-based solutions to try and filter runoff and return it to the Earth where it falls. These solutions range from residential rain gardens and neighborhood green spaces to permeable pavements and bioswales.

Green infrastructure is the utilization of nature-based solutions to try and filter runoff and return it to the Earth where it falls. These solutions range from residential rain gardens and... ...Read More

A narrow path between coastal shrubs leads to a rocky coastline. Water and waves are visible past the rocks, and a couple donning blue shirts sits with their backs to the camera, looking at the water.

Digging deeper: Public access in Rhode Island

Thursday, August 5, 2021

There is no doubt about it: the Rhode Island Constitution specifically protects the public’s right to access and use the shore. But the exact location of that public shoreline is harder to locate than you might think.

There is no doubt about it: the Rhode Island Constitution specifically protects the public’s right to access and use the shore. But the exact location of that public shoreline is... ...Read More

Outdoors, a man steps on the lip of a shovel, digging a runnel in the middle of a saltmarsh that is otherwise covered in brown and golden vegetation in April 2021.

Spades of work to save our salt marshes

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Salt marshes, like Winnapaug, across Rhode Island, face multiple and complex challenges to their continued survival. Digging runnels can help drain water off the marsh, so that’s just what our habitat adaptation staff and interns spent their spring doing!

Salt marshes, like Winnapaug, across Rhode Island, face multiple and complex challenges to their continued survival. Digging runnels can help drain water off the marsh, so that's just what our... ...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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