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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)
401-307-1509 (c)

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Join the conversation: Ten environmental terms, defined

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Join the conversation: Ten environmental terms, defined Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Stormwater runoff The water that falls onto our watershed during storms. As stormwater “runs off” the land, it picks up fertilizers, chemicals, litter and other pollutants and carries them into our Bay. This is a big issue for places with many impervious surfaces, … Read More

Join the conversation: Ten environmental terms, defined Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Stormwater runoff The water that falls onto our watershed during storms. As stormwater “runs off” the land, it... ...Read More

A monarch butterfly in a rain garden in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Green Infrastructure: One Water Quality Solution

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Green infrastructure is the utilization of nature-based solutions to try and filter runoff and return it to the Earth where it falls. These solutions range from residential rain gardens and neighborhood green spaces to permeable pavements and bioswales.

Green infrastructure is the utilization of nature-based solutions to try and filter runoff and return it to the Earth where it falls. These solutions range from residential rain gardens and... ...Read More

A narrow path between coastal shrubs leads to a rocky coastline. Water and waves are visible past the rocks, and a couple donning blue shirts sits with their backs to the camera, looking at the water.

Digging deeper: Public access in Rhode Island

Thursday, August 5, 2021

There is no doubt about it: the Rhode Island Constitution specifically protects the public’s right to access and use the shore. But the exact location of that public shoreline is harder to locate than you might think.

There is no doubt about it: the Rhode Island Constitution specifically protects the public’s right to access and use the shore. But the exact location of that public shoreline is... ...Read More

Save The Bay Advocacy Coordinator, Jed Thorp, submits testimony virtually during the 2021 Rhode Island legislative session.

Steps Forward: A 2021 legislative wrap-up

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Despite all the changes in the format of this year’s legislative session, we’re pleased to share that the environmental community saw many steps forward, from addressing climate change to reducing plastic pollution in the Bay.

Despite all the changes in the format of this year’s legislative session, we’re pleased to share that the environmental community saw many steps forward, from addressing climate change to reducing... ...Read More

Recent Press Releases

Save The Bay kicks off the swim season with a youth swim clinic led by Elizabeth Beisel

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Save The Bay kicks off the swim season with a youth swim clinic led by Elizabeth Beisel PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 9, 2021 – On Tuesday, June 29, Save The Bay will offer a youth swim clinic led by Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel. Swimmers ages 8 to 18 are invited to register for … Read More

Save The Bay kicks off the swim season with a youth swim clinic led by Elizabeth Beisel PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 9, 2021 – On Tuesday, June 29, Save The Bay... ...Read More

Save The Bay's annual Taste of The Bay event is a community celebration of the flavors, sights and sounds of the Narragansett Bay region. This year, the organization has transformed the event into a fundraiser for the vendors whose food and drink have been enjoyed at the event in recent years.

Save The Bay brings back Taste of The Bay as a fundraiser for partners

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

For the second year in a row, Save The Bay has transformed its annual Taste of The Bay event into a fundraiser supporting its local food and beverage partners.

For the second year in a row, Save The Bay has transformed its annual Taste of The Bay event into a fundraiser supporting its local food and beverage partners. ...Read More

Save The Bay Swim

Save The Bay invites swimmers and athletes to exercise their right to a clean and healthy Bay

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Save The Bay will open registration for its 45th annual Swim fundraiser on Thursday, April 15. The nonprofit organization’s flagship fundraiser typically welcomes hundreds of swimmers to the shores of Newport and Jamestown for a two-mile, cross-bay swim in support of Save The Bay’s mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. Following a virtual-only event last year, swimmers and athletes have the opportunity to register for the 2021 Virtual Swim and Open—with challenges in bicycling, running, kayaking, and more—and to enter a lottery for a spot at a scaled-down, in-person Swim on July 17. 

Save The Bay will open registration for its 45th annual Swim fundraiser on Thursday, April 15. The nonprofit organization’s flagship fundraiser typically welcomes hundreds of swimmers to the shores of... ...Read More

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Upcoming Events

Oct
16
Sat
11:00 am Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of gorgeous fall foliage and a glimpse of some of our earliest winter visitors as they rest on rocks … Read More
Oct
23
Sat
3:00 pm Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of gorgeous fall foliage and a glimpse of some of our earliest winter visitors as they rest on rocks … Read More
Oct
30
Sat
10:00 am Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of gorgeous fall foliage and a glimpse of some of our earliest winter visitors as they rest on rocks … Read More
Nov
6
Sat
1:00 pm Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of gorgeous fall foliage and a glimpse of some of our earliest winter visitors as they rest on rocks … Read More
Nov
13
Sat
10:00 am Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Westerly Seal Tour & Nature Cruise @ Viking Marina
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Take a 90-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of gorgeous fall foliage and a glimpse of some of our earliest winter visitors as they rest on rocks … 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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August 26, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (savebay@savebay.org), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.