Saving The Bay has always been a community effort.
Save The Bay turned 50 in 2020! When Save The Bay got started, we were the offshoot of an internationally-recognized victory by Save Our Community to defeat the locating of an oil refinery in Tiverton. Bookies were making bets that this little group wouldn’t last longer than six months. But John Scanlon, our first executive director, and his active Board went public and collected signatures from anyone who would sign the dotted line of commitment to Narragansett Bay. The group grew, from seven, to 7,000, and then 20,000. People who loved the Bay and knew how important it is to the state joined. The rest is history.
Saving the Bay has always been a community effort. While our slate of anniversary events was interrupted in 2020, you can still join the extended celebration by reading community members’ favorite stories and memories of Narragansett Bay and by learning about some of our historic victories. Keep scrolling to keep exploring!