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

A Save The Bay seal tour

Enjoy the Bay all winter on a Save The Bay Seal Tour!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Enjoy the Bay all winter on a Save The Bay Seal Tour! By Conor LaLonde, communications intern My journey begins at Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s a brisk yet sunny Saturday on Narragansett Bay, with waves gently rolling into the marina. Today, I’m attending a Save The Bay Seal Tour! The passengers waiting … Read More

Enjoy the Bay all winter on a Save The Bay Seal Tour! By Conor LaLonde, communications intern My journey begins at Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s a brisk... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Gift-Giving Guide

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Save The Bay’s Bay-Friendly Gift-Giving Guide Give a gift that gives back! Share your love for Narragansett Bay with your family and friends this holiday season! From history books to artwork and gift certificates, we have something for everyone on your list! Plus, you can feel good about knowing that each item purchased further supports our … Read More

Save The Bay’s Bay-Friendly Gift-Giving Guide Give a gift that gives back! Share your love for Narragansett Bay with your family and friends this holiday season! From history books to artwork... ...Read More

Harbor seals haul out on a rock in Newport harbor.

Seals—and Save The Bay Seal Tours—return to Newport

Monday, November 21, 2022

On November 27, a Save The Bay education vessel will depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing in Newport Harbor, marking the organization’s 22nd seal tour season in the “City by the Sea.”

On November 27, a Save The Bay education vessel will depart from Bowen's Ferry Landing in Newport Harbor, marking the organization's 22nd seal tour season in the “City by the... ...Read More

Sights on a Cool Weather Bay

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Sights on a Cool Weather Bay By Mackensie duPont Crowley, content and digital media specialist What can you see around Narragansett Bay this time of year? We have a few tips! This piece originally appeared in the Fall 2022 edition of Tides magazine. Birds of Narragansett Bay While from a distance, all the black spots you see … Read More

Sights on a Cool Weather Bay By Mackensie duPont Crowley, content and digital media specialist What can you see around Narragansett Bay this time of year? We have a few... ...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