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Welcome to the Save The Bay Press Room.

Our Communications Team, along with all of Save The Bay’s environmental ecologists, educators, waterkeepers and advocates, works with the news media across all platforms to tell the stories of Narragansett Bay, the threats that endanger it, the efforts to protect it, the marine life that depend on it and the people who love it. We strive to be as responsive to media requests and timelines as possible within our areas of expertise, and we strive to connect members of the press with the most appropriate Save The Bay subject-area-expert.

 

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Cindy Sabato, director of communications
csabato@savebay.org
C: 401-533-6574 (anytime)

Katy Dorchies, marketing & graphics specialist
kdorchies@savebay.org
O: 401-272-3540 x136 (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

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Topher Hamblett testifying at the statehouse

2019 Legislative Update: Missed Opportunities for the Ocean State

Monday, July 1, 2019

LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP: A Year of Missed Opportunities The Rhode Island General Assembly’s 2019 session has come to a close. Save The Bay pushed tirelessly for legislation to reduce plastics pollution, protect the watershed from irresponsible large-scale solar development, and help fund climate adaptation and resilience projects. In the end, the General Assembly did not … Read More

LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP: A Year of Missed Opportunities The Rhode Island General Assembly’s 2019 session has come to a close. Save The Bay pushed tirelessly for legislation to reduce plastics... ...Read More

New Public Pier open at Fields Point

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New Public Pier at Fields Point offers kayaking, touch-and-go docking, fishing and bird watching by Cindy Sabato, director of communications Mother Nature gave Save The Bay a sweet 50th anniversary gift on May 20. It was the first beautiful, sunny, warm day of the season, and it happened to the be the day we cut … Read More

New Public Pier at Fields Point offers kayaking, touch-and-go docking, fishing and bird watching by Cindy Sabato, director of communications Mother Nature gave Save The Bay a sweet 50th anniversary... ...Read More

NBEP workshop highlights efforts to improve Blackstone River and its watershed

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program workshop highlights efforts to improve Blackstone River and its watershed

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The first known water quality complaints about the Blackstone River emerged in 1719, and by 1990 it was deemed “the most polluted river in the country.” But on April 29th, many of those who have contributed to improvement in the Blackstone met to discuss successes, strategies and plans for continued improvement.

The first known water quality complaints about the Blackstone River emerged in 1719, and by 1990 it was deemed "the most polluted river in the country." But on April 29th,... ...Read More

Brayton Point Cooling Tower implosions. Photo by Karyn Jimenez-Elliot

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed

Monday, April 29, 2019

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper As we often say at Save The Bay, some of the greatest victories take the most time. On Saturday, the implosion of the Brayton Point’s twin cooling towers placed an exclamation point on the end of the coal era … Read More

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper As we often say at Save The Bay, some of the greatest victories take... ...Read More

Recent Press Releases

Explore the results from Rhode Island’s 2018 International Coastal Cleanup efforts.

Clean up your neighborhood: Save The Bay calls for beach cleanup leaders

Friday, August 9, 2019

“A small group of neighbors, family members or friends can make a big impact at even the tiniest sites,” said Save The Bay Volunteer and Internship Manager July Lewis. “For this year’s International Coastal Cleanup efforts, our greatest need is for those volunteers who are willing to gather even just a few people together to lead cleanups in small neighborhood areas.”

“A small group of neighbors, family members or friends can make a big impact at even the tiniest sites,” said Save The Bay Volunteer and Internship Manager July Lewis. “For... ...Read More

Swimmers begin their journey to Jamestown in the 2018 Swim.

Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim fundraiser makes waves Saturday, July 27

Thursday, July 18, 2019

On Saturday, July 27, hundreds of swimmers and kayakers will tackle a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from Newport to Jamestown during Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim.

On Saturday, July 27, hundreds of swimmers and kayakers will tackle a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from Newport to Jamestown during Save The Bay’s 43rd annual Swim. ...Read More

Save The Bay establishes Swim The Bay Scholarship to support young swimmers

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Save The Bay has established the Swim The Bay Scholarship. First-time Swim participants, ages 15-21, who pledge to raise $200 can apply to receive a $200 match towards the event’s $400 fundraising minimum.

Save The Bay has established the Swim The Bay Scholarship. First-time Swim participants, ages 15-21, who pledge to raise $200 can apply to receive a $200 match towards the event’s... ...Read More

Corvias sponsors 2019 Family Membership Days at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center & Aquarium

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

“We are so grateful to Corvias for their commitment to community and education, and for making it possible to thank our family members with free admission to the Exploration Center and Aquarium.”

“We are so grateful to Corvias for their commitment to community and education, and for making it possible to thank our family members with free admission to the Exploration Center... ...Read More

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Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Thu
6:00 pm Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup @ Conimicut Point
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup @ Conimicut Point
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come help with the cleanup and choose the dates you would like to participate HERE WHAT: Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly … Read More
Aug
26
Mon
9:00 am Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cle...
Oakland Beach Monday Morning Cle...
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
WHAT: Come help clean up Oakland Beach in Warwick with Save The Bay! Shoreline litter is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and you can help us make a difference. This is part of a weekly … Read More
Aug
29
Thu
6:00 pm Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup @ Conimicut Point
Conimicut Point Shoreline Cleanup @ Conimicut Point
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come help with the cleanup and choose the dates you would like to participate HERE WHAT: Come help clean up Conimicut Point in Warwick with Save The Bay and Conimicut Village Association! Shoreline litter is ugly … Read More
Sep
19
Thu
5:00 pm Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium @ Exploration Center and Aquarium
Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium @ Exploration Center and Aquarium
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium @ Exploration Center and Aquarium | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
Join the staff at the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium for an interactive and educational experience. Go behind the scenes to learn about and assist in feeding some of our favorite critters from … Read More
Oct
12
Sat
1:00 pm Westerly Nature Cruise & Seal To... @ Viking Marina
Westerly Nature Cruise & Seal To... @ Viking Marina
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for the peaceful … Read More

*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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