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What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Beginning in March 2020, prolonged school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic left Save The Bay’s education team with the challenge of delivering meaningful Bay education experiences to students learning from home full-time. Our educators hit … Read More

What “back to normal” looked like for Save The Bay’s education team By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Beginning in March 2020, prolonged school closures in response to the coronavirus... ...Read More

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds By Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Why are wetlands important? For one thing, they are great places for wildlife to feed, find water, nest, and walk through on their way to find new habitat. Wildlife highways called travel corridors are frequently … Read More

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds By Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Why are wetlands important? For one thing, they are great... ...Read More

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay By Brittany Hassell, communications intern As a coastal estuary, Narragansett Bay is home to an essential fish in the marine ecosystem during the warmer months — the menhaden, also known as “fatback,” “bunker,” and “pogy.” As we move towards warmer weather in the midst of springtime here on … Read More

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay By Brittany Hassell, communications intern As a coastal estuary, Narragansett Bay is home to an essential fish in the marine ecosystem during the... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Tips: Springtime Lawn Maintenance

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Bay-Friendly Tips: Springtime Lawn Maintenance Alyssa Pietraszek, Communications Intern With spring coming into full bloom, many are looking ahead toward summer in an attempt to ensure that their yards will be ready in time for the upcoming cookouts and backyard parties. However, in an effort to accomplish this task, a lot of us are left … Read More

Bay-Friendly Tips: Springtime Lawn Maintenance Alyssa Pietraszek, Communications Intern With spring coming into full bloom, many are looking ahead toward summer in an attempt to ensure that their yards will... ...Read More

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A closer look at the shoreline access bill, H.8055

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A closer look at the shoreline access bill, H.8055 by Save The Bay’s Policy Team Save The Bay’s vision is of “a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all.” While there is no doubt that the Rhode Island Constitution protects the public’s right to use the shore, the exact location of the public … Read More

A closer look at the shoreline access bill, H.8055 by Save The Bay’s Policy Team Save The Bay’s vision is of “a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to... ...Read More

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All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour

Friday, March 25, 2022

All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour By Brittany Hassell, communications intern It’s a chilly winter day on a Save The Bay education vessel in Newport, Rhode Island, and yet the harbor seals lounge on the rocks that jet out of Narragansett Bay like it’s a tropical … Read More

All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour By Brittany Hassell, communications intern It’s a chilly winter day on a Save The Bay... ...Read More

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The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Narragansett Bay is more than 700 billion gallons of saltwater sandwiched between the West Bay and East Bay. It’s a central piece of Rhode Island’s identity, and it’s the engine that has kept the state running for centuries. A resource this important requires … Read More

The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Narragansett Bay is more than 700 billion gallons of saltwater sandwiched between the West Bay and East Bay.... ...Read More

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Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper This article originally appeared in the fall 2021 edition of Tides Magazine. There is perhaps no better time to consider “resilience” than fresh off the heels of an active hurricane season that left the Narragansett Bay region with major flooding along its rivers … Read More

Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper This article originally appeared in the fall 2021 edition of Tides Magazine. There is perhaps no better time... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!

Friday, February 11, 2022

Bay-Friendly Tip: Reduce your carbon footprint! By Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern What is a “carbon footprint”? Many of the activities that we participate in each day require the consumption of fossil fuels, resulting in the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These activities—such as … Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Reduce your carbon footprint! By Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern What is a “carbon footprint”? Many of the activities that we participate in each day require the consumption of... ...Read More

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Five resiliency projects that help the Bay respond to climate change

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Five resiliency projects that help the Bay respond to climate change by Save The Bay’s Policy Team Save The Bay’s habitat and policy staff work with communities throughout the watershed to identify projects that will result in more resilient ecosystems and communities. Learn about the project types, and where we’ve done them, below. Pavement and … Read More

Five resiliency projects that help the Bay respond to climate change by Save The Bay’s Policy Team Save The Bay’s habitat and policy staff work with communities throughout the watershed... ...Read More

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Save The Bay’s 2022 Legislative Priorities

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Save The Bay’s 2022 Legislative Priorities Jed Thorp, advocacy coordinator During the 2021 Rhode Island legislative session, several bills passed that were important to Narragansett Bay: the establishment of the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund (OSCAR,) the passage of the Act on Climate, the banning of the intentional release of helium balloons, and … Read More

Save The Bay’s 2022 Legislative Priorities Jed Thorp, advocacy coordinator During the 2021 Rhode Island legislative session, several bills passed that were important to Narragansett Bay: the establishment of the... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Gift-Giving Guide

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Bay-Friendly Gift-Giving Guide Give a gift that gives back! Share your love for Narragansett Bay with your family and friends this holiday season! From history books to artwork and gift certificates, we have something for everyone on your list! Plus, you can feel good about knowing that each item purchased further supports our mission to protect … Read More

Bay-Friendly Gift-Giving Guide Give a gift that gives back! Share your love for Narragansett Bay with your family and friends this holiday season! From history books to artwork and gift certificates,... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Leaves can Benefit your Lawn!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Bay Friendly Tip: Leaves can Benefit your Lawn! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern Leaves as Fertilizer While many people might think that it is necessary to remove fallen leaves from their yards during the fall, keeping the leaves on your lawn might actually be more beneficial! Although the ideal time to add fertilizer to your lawn … Read More

Bay Friendly Tip: Leaves can Benefit your Lawn! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern Leaves as Fertilizer While many people might think that it is necessary to remove fallen leaves from their... ...Read More

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 M/V Rosemary Quinn, the newest vessel to join Save The Bay’s fleet.  Although it’s fall, it’s never too early to think about spring programming … 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

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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

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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

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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

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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