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How Nutrients Harm the Bay

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

How Nutrients Harm the Bay Excessive nutrients cause algae to grow rapidly. When the algae decompose, they use up a lot of oxygen in the water, depriving fish and shellfish of the oxygen they need to live. Fish kills occur during these “low oxygen” or “hypoxic” events. Nutrient pollution clouds the water, robbing eelgrass of the sunlight it needs … Read More

How Nutrients Harm the Bay Excessive nutrients cause algae to grow rapidly. When the algae decompose, they use up a lot of oxygen in the water, depriving fish and shellfish... ...Read More

Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities Jen Kelly, public programs manager On a chilly November morning, Save The Bay’s Education Staff set out on Little Narragansett Bay onboard the Rosemary Quinn, the newest vessel that joined Save The Bay’s fleet this summer.  Although it’s fall, it’s never too early to think about spring … Read More

The Rosemary Quinn: New Vessel, New Education Opportunities Jen Kelly, public programs manager On a chilly November morning, Save The Bay’s Education Staff set out on Little Narragansett Bay onboard... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern What is Litter? Litter, or the trash left on the ground in public or open areas, is one of the largest issues plaguing the world today. These non-biodegradable items, such as cigarette butts, plastic shopping bags, food wrappers, and soda cans, that are discarded during walks or … Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern What is Litter? Litter, or the trash left on the ground in public or open areas, is one of the largest issues... ...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.

Shoreline access, CRMC and land use: The latest House study commissions

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The 2021 legislative session produced three study commissions, all in the House of Representatives, that focus on issues that directly impact Narragansett Bay. For that reason, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi appointed Save The Bay to serve on each commission.

The 2021 legislative session produced three study commissions, all in the House of Representatives, that focus on issues that directly impact Narragansett Bay. For that reason, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi... ...Read More

Finishing up Work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Finishing up work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper In late September I invited Brad Chase, fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MADMF) to meet me in Taunton, Massachusetts. I was curious to see a relatively new fish ladder that was installed in late … Read More

Finishing up work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper In late September I invited Brad Chase, fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division... ...Read More

Blues in the Bay: All About Bluefish

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Blues in the Bay: All About Bluefish Nickname: Blues, snapper blues, skipjack Scientific name: Pomatomus saltatrix Habitat: Along the shoreline to deep water; juveniles near shore Migration: Bluefish found in Narragansett Bay are part of a larger population that migrates seasonally along the Atlantic coast from Maine, in the summer months, to Florida, in the … Read More

Blues in the Bay: All About Bluefish Nickname: Blues, snapper blues, skipjack Scientific name: Pomatomus saltatrix Habitat: Along the shoreline to deep water; juveniles near shore Migration: Bluefish found in... ...Read More

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

An aerial shot. In the foreground: A red crane parked in front of a long building lifts a large HVAC component off of a flatbed truck along the coast of Fields Point in Providence, R.I. In the background: A foggy pier extends into the waters off Fields Point.

Bay Center Improvements

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Save The Bay’s normally bustling Bay Center was quieter than usual through 2020 and early 2021, with our programs and events transitioning to a virtual format, and our staff working from home. The lighter traffic, however, allowed our facilities team to make the most of a golden opportunity! 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Save The Bay’s normally bustling Bay Center was quieter than usual through 2020 and early 2021, with our programs and events transitioning to a virtual... ...Read More

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Save The Bay submits testimony on South Fork Wind Energy proposal

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Save The Bay submits that the project is not consistent with CRMC’s federally approved Coastal Management Program, even with the recommended conditions. This might be the correct project, but it is not the correct location.

Save The Bay submits that the project is not consistent with CRMC’s federally approved Coastal Management Program, even with the recommended conditions. This might be the correct project, but it... ...Read More

King Tides: An Astronomical Phenomenon 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

King Tides: An Astronomical Phenomenon By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist The basics of tides Tides are the rhythmic rise and fall of water level in response to the gravitational forces of the moon and the sun. Narragansett Bay, like most places around the world, has two high tides and two low tides each day, … Read More

King Tides: An Astronomical Phenomenon By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist The basics of tides Tides are the rhythmic rise and fall of water level in response to the gravitational... ...Read More

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

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning

Thursday, October 29, 2020

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist What does a virtual science lesson from Save The Bay look like? In recent years, the Lincoln School has invited Save The Bay to provide in-person education to their K-5 students. This summer, our staff worked to get teachers up … Read More

From in-person to on-screen, flexibility is key to virtual learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist What does a virtual science lesson from Save The Bay look like? In recent years,... ...Read More

The Maidford River experiencing drought in 2020.

Drought in the watershed

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

During drought conditions, we can all take steps to support our local ecosystems. Riverkeeper Kate McPherson shares some of her personal tips for reducing water use, and therefore supporting the Narragansett Bay watershed, during drought:

During drought conditions, we can all take steps to support our local ecosystems. Riverkeeper Kate McPherson shares some of her personal tips for reducing water use, and therefore supporting the... ...Read More

RIDEM enforcement cases deemed public record

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

RIDEM enforcement cases deemed public record by Kendra Beaver, staff attorney Enforcement of environmental law is critical to the health of Narragansett Bay, and the public has a right to know whether or not these laws are being enforced—but, without access to information about enforcement, we are left in the dark. That is why Save … Read More

RIDEM enforcement cases deemed public record by Kendra Beaver, staff attorney Enforcement of environmental law is critical to the health of Narragansett Bay, and the public has a right to... ...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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