Press Releases

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

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

Marsh

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

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.

Taste of The Bay event transformed into a fundraiser for partners in the food and beverage industries

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ticket proceeds will be evenly distributed among the event’s loyal vendors, all of whom have regularly donated their fare to the fundraiser in the past and who are now being impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

Ticket proceeds will be evenly distributed among the event’s loyal vendors, all of whom have regularly donated their fare to the fundraiser in the past and who are now being... ...Read More

2019 BayCampers enjoy a sunny day on Narragansett Bay

Save The Bay opens registration for statewide BayCamps

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Registration for Rhode Island’s only week-long, Narragansett Bay-based summer camp is now open! Save The Bay’s BayCamps invite young explorers in grades K-12 to spend their summers along Rhode Island’s coast, learning about local waters, species and habitats, as well as the environmental and marine sciences. With camps located in Providence, Newport, Wickford, Westerly and Bristol, Save The Bay offers summertime opportunities for every adventurous child and teen. Early bird discounts are available to all families who complete their BayCamp registrations before March 15.

Registration for Rhode Island’s only week-long, Narragansett Bay-based summer camp is now open! Save The Bay’s BayCamps invite young explorers in grades K-12 to spend their summers along Rhode Island’s... ...Read More

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

*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.

Map

April 26, 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 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.