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

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

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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