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

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning

Thursday, October 29, 2020

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist What does a virtual science lesson from Save The Bay look like? In recent years, the Lincoln School has invited Save The Bay to provide in-person education to their K-5 students. This summer, our staff worked to get teachers up … Read More

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist What does a virtual science lesson from Save The Bay look like? In recent years,... ...Read More

Fisherman at sunset

R.I. legislators, for the sake of all Rhode Islanders, we can (and should) invest in our environment

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Op-ed: R.I. legislators, for the sake of all Rhode Islanders, we can (and should) invest in our environment by Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone The Warwick Beacon and the Cranston Herald published this op-ed on Thursday, October 29, 2020.  Election season will not be over in Rhode Island on November 3. After the … Read More

Op-ed: R.I. legislators, for the sake of all Rhode Islanders, we can (and should) invest in our environment by Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone The Warwick Beacon and... ...Read More

The Maidford River experiencing drought in 2020.

Drought in the watershed

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

During drought conditions, we can all take steps to support our local ecosystems. Riverkeeper Kate McPherson shares some of her personal tips for reducing water use, and therefore supporting the Narragansett Bay watershed, during drought:

During drought conditions, we can all take steps to support our local ecosystems. Riverkeeper Kate McPherson shares some of her personal tips for reducing water use, and therefore supporting the... ...Read More

Bayside with July Lewis

Thursday, September 24, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH JULY LEWIS: Meet July, Save The Bay’s volunteer & internship manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I came on board as the Volunteer & Internship Manager in April 2013. I was excited to work with Save The Bay because of the terrific work we do protecting beautiful … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH JULY LEWIS: Meet July, Save The Bay’s volunteer & internship manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I came on board as the... ...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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December 1, 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.

In keeping with statewide COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, and out of an abundance of caution, Save The Bay is “pausing” all seal tours for the remainder of 2020. We hope to welcome you back aboard our education vessels in the new year.

Save The Bay is offering limited volunteer opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.

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.