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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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Bayside with Letty Hanson

Thursday, March 4, 2021

BAYSIDE WITH LETTY HANSON: Meet Letty, Save The Bay’s education & curriculum specialist! By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Born and raised in Rhode Island, our education and curriculum specialist, Letty Hanson, feels right at home at Save The Bay. She shares her experience & some of the fun projects she’s been working on with … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH LETTY HANSON: Meet Letty, Save The Bay’s education & curriculum specialist! By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Born and raised in Rhode Island, our education and curriculum specialist,... ...Read More

Vote Yes on Question 2 for clean water, Narragansett Bay and our economic recovery

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Rhode Islanders, if you want clean water, love Narragansett Bay and care about what we leave to future generations, then you can take action now by voting yes on Question 2

Rhode Islanders, if you want clean water, love Narragansett Bay and care about what we leave to future generations, then you can take action now by voting yes on Question... ...Read More

Sites at Stake

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sites at Stake Highlights of the watershed’s most threatened natural locations by Save The Bay’s Policy Team From salt marshes to beaches, popular and familiar sites around Narragansett Bay face myriad challenges in the coming decades as pollution, climate change and rising sea levels threaten valuable habitats, public access sites, and more.    Location: The … Read More

Sites at Stake Highlights of the watershed’s most threatened natural locations by Save The Bay’s Policy Team From salt marshes to beaches, popular and familiar sites around Narragansett Bay face... ...Read More

Bayside with Maureen Fogarty

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH MAUREEN FOGARTY: Meet Maureen, Save The Bay’s director of operations! By Katy Dorchies, director of communications and marketing With 25 years of Save The Bay experience, our director of operations, Maureen Fogarty, has seen it all. She shares her experience with us below, from the changes we’ve made to the culture that keeps … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH MAUREEN FOGARTY: Meet Maureen, Save The Bay’s director of operations! By Katy Dorchies, director of communications and marketing With 25 years of Save The Bay experience, our director... ...Read More

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Seals hauled-out on rocks in Newport Harbor. Photo by Marie-Louise Strijbos.

Citizen scientists count 357 seals during Save The Bay’s annual Bay-Wide Seal Count

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Citizen scientists count 357 seals in Narragansett Bay during Save The Bay’s annual Bay-Wide Seal Count PROVIDENCE, R.I. – March 31, 2021 – On Tuesday, March 23, 25 volunteer citizen scientists took to water and shore to observe 357 harbor seals at sites around Narragansett Bay in Save The Bay’s Bay-Wide Seal Count—an annual effort to establish a … Read More

Citizen scientists count 357 seals in Narragansett Bay during Save The Bay’s annual Bay-Wide Seal Count PROVIDENCE, R.I. – March 31, 2021 – On Tuesday, March 23, 25 volunteer citizen scientists took to... ...Read More

Sailboats in Narragansett Bay

Support for Attorney General’s motion to intervene in Block Island marina proposal case

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Save The Bay voices support for Attorney General’s motion to intervene in Block Island marina proposal case PROVIDENCE, R.I. – February 10, 2021 – Deeply concerned by the Coastal Resources Management Council’s recent attempt to reverse court-upheld agency decisions via a closed-door mediation process, Save The Bay extends support for Rhode Island Attorney General Peter … Read More

Save The Bay voices support for Attorney General’s motion to intervene in Block Island marina proposal case PROVIDENCE, R.I. – February 10, 2021 – Deeply concerned by the Coastal Resources... ...Read More

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Save The Bay voices support for Governor Raimondo’s decision to involve Rhode Island in the Transportation Climate Initiative 

Monday, December 21, 2020

Save The Bay applauds Governor Gina Raimondo’s announcement that she is affirming Rhode Island’s support for the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional agreement among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector.

Save The Bay applauds Governor Gina Raimondo's announcement that she is affirming Rhode Island's support for the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional agreement among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce... ...Read More

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Upcoming Events

Apr
17
Sat
2:00 pm Newport Seal & Rose Island Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Newport Seal & Rose Island Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor! Take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock and the Newport Bridge, before taking a tour of the … Read More
3:00 pm Newport Seal Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Newport Seal Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport … Read More
4:15 pm Newport Seal Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Newport Seal Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Apr 17 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport … Read More
5:15 pm Newport Seal Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Newport Seal Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Apr 17 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport … Read More
Apr
18
Sun
2:00 pm Newport Seal & Rose Island Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Newport Seal & Rose Island Tour @ Bowen's Wharf
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor! Take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock and the Newport Bridge, before taking a tour of the … 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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March 1, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

Save The Bay’s Seal Tours resume March 6, 2021, and we will hold outdoor public programs when Rhode Island’s COVID-19 state positivity rate is at or below 5%. In accordance with Rhode Island Department of Health travel guidelines, guests from states identified with a positivity rate of 5% or higher will not be able to join our programs. A complete list of our Seal Tour COVID-19 procedures and policies is available on our Seal Tour page

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

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.