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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.

 

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES, CONTACT:

Katy Dorchies, Director of Communications & Marketing
kdorchies@savebay.org
401-272-3540 x136 (o)
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Save The Bay’s 2020 Legislative Priorities

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session has begun at the Rhode Island State House and, as in past years, Save The Bay will be working hard to ensure the General Assembly takes steps to improve and protect Narragansett Bay. Below are our top priorities for the coming months

The 2020 Legislative Session has begun at the Rhode Island State House and, as in past years, Save The Bay will be working hard to ensure the General Assembly takes... ...Read More

Making the Ocean State a leader in recycling

Igniting Mandatory Statewide Recycling

Monday, January 6, 2020

As the state contemplated burning the problem, Save The Bay and other environmental groups pushed for a strong recycling solution.

As the state contemplated burning the problem, Save The Bay and other environmental groups pushed for a strong recycling solution. ...Read More

Save The Bay Educators Lead Students from Central Falls Charter School in Aquarium-Building Program

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle schoolers from The Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls. The program is part of a Community Responsibility block of the school day, during which … Read More

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle... ...Read More

Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport

Friday, December 20, 2019

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Following years of advocacy and restoration work, Save The Bay’s education program, ‘Explore The Bay,’ was officially established in 1986. The following two decades brought phases of rapid development, including the addition of vessel family … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Following years of advocacy and restoration work, Save The Bay’s... ...Read More

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Save The Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium is a hands-on, experiential learning center that delights and inspires thousands of visitors every year.

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium announces new shark-and-skate touch tank

Friday, December 20, 2019

Beginning January 1, Save The Bay’s family-friendly Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport will close to the public for the installation of a new, accessible, shark-and-skate touch tank entitled “Sharks and Skates of Narragansett Bay.”

Beginning January 1, Save The Bay’s family-friendly Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport will close to the public for the installation of a new, accessible, shark-and-skate touch tank entitled “Sharks... ...Read More

The Exploration Center and Aquarium had a special guest October 2019: a rare one-in-30-million orange lobster!

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium highlights amazing adaptations, receives a rare orange lobster this October

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

This October, the Exploration Center and Aquarium highlights the amazing adaptations of marine life found in Narragansett Bay. With the guidance of expert staff and volunteers, guests will learn about the importance of adaptations as they observe fascinating species that have undergone special changes to ensure survival.

This October, the Exploration Center and Aquarium highlights the amazing adaptations of marine life found in Narragansett Bay. With the guidance of expert staff and volunteers, guests will learn about... ...Read More

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

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Upcoming Events

Jan
18
Sat
10:00 am Newport Seal & Lighthouse Tour 1... @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Newport Seal & Lighthouse Tour 1... @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and … Read More
Jan
19
Sun
10:00 am Newport Seal & Lighthouse Tour 1... @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Newport Seal & Lighthouse Tour 1... @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and … Read More
Jan
20
Mon
10:00 am Newport Seal & Lighthouse Tour 1... @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Newport Seal & Lighthouse Tour 1... @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and … Read More
Jan
25
Sat
1:00 pm Newport Seal Tour 1 pm @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Newport Seal Tour 1 pm @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and … Read More
Jan
26
Sun
1:00 pm Newport Seal Tour 1 pm @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Newport Seal Tour 1 pm @ Bowen's Ferry Landing
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and … 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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