Our mission is to protect and improve Narragansett Bay.

Our vision is a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all.

Save The Bay is an independent, member-supported, nonprofit organization. We got our start as a grassroots organization in 1970, when a small group of concerned citizens came together to fight an oil refinery proposed for the shores of Tiverton. Their work began our legacy as the eyes, ears and voice for Narragansett Bay. Today we carry out our mission through three areas of work: advocacy, education, and habitat restoration and adaptation.

Latest News & Stories

Comments Submitted: Albion Dam Retrofit Permit Application

Monday, June 22, 2020

New England Hydropower filed an application to retrofit the Albion Dam to produce electricity. It proposes the construction of a temporary access road and a 20-foot-wide permanent access road along the Blackstone River that would destroy trees, reduce recreational opportunities, and could affect water quality.

New England Hydropower filed an application to retrofit the Albion Dam to produce electricity. It proposes the construction of a temporary access road and a 20-foot-wide permanent access road along... ...Read More

Dune Grass Planting at Fenway Beach

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dune Grass Planting With Wenley Ferguson, Director of Habitat Restoration, and Dave Prescott, South County Coastkeeper When wind and foot traffic pose a challenge to the preservation of our coastal dunes, beach grass is the answer. Also called American beach grass, this plant can grow in an arid environment, and has a root system that … Read More

Dune Grass Planting With Wenley Ferguson, Director of Habitat Restoration, and Dave Prescott, South County Coastkeeper When wind and foot traffic pose a challenge to the preservation of our coastal... ...Read More

Bayside with Leanne Danielsen

Thursday, June 11, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH LEANNE DANIELSEN: Meet Leanne, Save The Bay’s events manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I have always worked for not-for-profit organizations through much of my career. I found Save The Bay while looking for a new job opportunity eight years ago. I had never heard of Save The … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH LEANNE DANIELSEN: Meet Leanne, Save The Bay’s events manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I have always worked for not-for-profit organizations through much... ...Read More

Statement on Racial Injustice

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Racism has no place in a civilized society. We speak for all of us at Save The Bay in saying that a safe environment is a human right—and a safe environment cannot exist in tandem with injustice and bigotry.

Racism has no place in a civilized society. We speak for all of us at Save The Bay in saying that a safe environment is a human right—and a safe... ...Read More

What You Can Do Today To Help Narragansett Bay

Join a Beach Cleanup near you!

Join a Beach Cleanup near you!

Help Save The Bay remove trash left on beaches and shorelines all over the state. Beach cleanups are a great activity for clubs, corporate teams, families and individuals.

Sign up for a Cleanup
Practice Bay-Friendly Living

Practice Bay-Friendly Living

Learn and practice our lawncare and lifestyle tips to save you time and money, and save the Bay. Every small action by many people can make a big difference.

Visit Our Bay-Friendly Tips Page
Support Environmental Legislation

Support Environmental Legislation

Stand with Save The Bay in supporting a statewide ban on single-use plastics and legislation to establish the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund.

Learn More and Take Action

*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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July 7, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19. All internship and public programs remain suspended at this time.

Save The Bay has begun to post limited volunteer opportunities with new procedures for the health and safety of volunteers. Pre-registration is required. Learn more at www.savebay.org/volunteer.

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.