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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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Katy Dorchies, Director of Communications & Marketing
kdorchies@savebay.org
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A volunteer displays plastic bottles and other debris during a Save The Bay cleanup.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

I recently found that one of the most gratifying ways to fight shoreline and ocean pollution is by getting my hands (gloved, of course) dirty. 

I recently found that one of the most gratifying ways to fight shoreline and ocean pollution is by getting my hands (gloved, of course) dirty.  ...Read More

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

Recent Press Releases

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

Rhode Island’s 2019 International Coastal Cleanups will include sites from Providence to Charlestown

Monday, September 9, 2019

Save The Bay is leading International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island, organizing volunteer-led cleanups across the state, September-October. The International Coastal Cleanup, now in its 34th year, is a global event uniting more than 1 million volunteers in an effort to collect litter and debris from shorelines around the world.

Save The Bay is leading International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island, organizing volunteer-led cleanups across the state, September-October. The International Coastal Cleanup, now in its 34th year, is a global... ...Read More

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

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Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Sat
1:00 pm Westerly Nature Cruise & Seal To... @ Viking Marina
Westerly Nature Cruise & Seal To... @ Viking Marina
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct
24
Thu
10:00 am International Coastal Cleanup – ... @ Tongue Pond
International Coastal Cleanup – ... @ Tongue Pond
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sign up here. WHAT: Come participate in the International Coastal Cleanup at Tongue Pond in Cranston with Save The Bay! Shoreline trash is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and shoreline cleanups are an easy way for volunteers … Read More
Oct
25
Fri
1:00 pm International Coastal Cleanup – ... @ Rose Nulman Park
International Coastal Cleanup – ... @ Rose Nulman Park
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT: Come participate in the International Coastal Cleanup at Rose Nulman Park with Save The Bay! Shoreline trash is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and shoreline cleanups are an easy way for volunteers to make a … Read More
Oct
26
Sat
9:00 am International Coastal Cleanup – ... @ Oakland Beach
International Coastal Cleanup – ... @ Oakland Beach
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sign up for cleanup here. WHAT: Come participate in the International Coastal Cleanup at Oakland Beach with Save The Bay! Shoreline trash is ugly and dangerous to wildlife, and shoreline cleanups are an easy way for … Read More
1:00 pm Westerly Nature Cruise & Seal To... @ Viking Marina
Westerly Nature Cruise & Seal To... @ Viking Marina
Oct 26 @ 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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