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Bayside with Jackie Carlson

Thursday, March 26, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH JACKIE CARLSON: Meet Jackie, Save The Bay’s membership & individual giving manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I started here in June of 2015. I was excited to use my skills in Development for a mission that both my family and I support. What is your favorite place/spot … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH JACKIE CARLSON: Meet Jackie, Save The Bay’s membership & individual giving manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I started here in June of... ...Read More

Putting Eyes and Ears on the Water (Part Two)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Putting Eyes and Ears on the Water (Part Two) Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Save The Bay had made major steps in turning the tide on pollution—both as a political advocacy powerhouse and educational pillar in the community—for 23 years before the staff addition of a Baykeeper. A dynamic, … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Putting Eyes and Ears on the Water (Part Two) Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Save The Bay had made major steps in turning the... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Protect Storm Drains

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Protect Storm Drains Even miles from the shoreline, waste from our streets and lawns has a direct impact on Narragansett Bay. Trash, pet poop, cigarette butts and other debris are washed down storm drains and into our local waters! A storm drain may seem to be a convenient place for disposal, but … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Protect Storm Drains Even miles from the shoreline, waste from our streets and lawns has a direct impact on Narragansett Bay. Trash, pet poop, cigarette butts and... ...Read More

Bayside with Jeff Swanlund

Thursday, March 5, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH JEFF SWANLUND: Meet Jeff, a Save The Bay education specialist! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? When I was 10, I attended BayCamp in Wickford, which is one of the many reasons I love the Bay. By September of 2018 I was hired as a seasonal educator and … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH JEFF SWANLUND: Meet Jeff, a Save The Bay education specialist! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? When I was 10, I attended BayCamp... ...Read More

During a recent visit to Senegal, Director of Advocacy, Topher Hamblett, met Mbacke Seck, the Hann Baykeeper in the sprawling coastal fishing community of Hann, just south of the capital, Dakar.

Connecting with the global Waterkeeper network

Thursday, February 27, 2020

During a recent visit to Senegal, I met Mbacké Seck, the Hann Baykeeper in the sprawling coastal fishing community of Hann, just south of the capital, Dakar. Like Save The Bay and our Baykeeper, Coastkeeper and Riverkeeper programs, The Hann Baykeeper is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a group of 300+ organizations committed to clean, fishable, swimmable waters. 

During a recent visit to Senegal, I met Mbacké Seck, the Hann Baykeeper in the sprawling coastal fishing community of Hann, just south of the capital, Dakar. Like Save The... ...Read More

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Established in 2000, the Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. They preserve and protect water by connecting local Waterkeeper groups worldwide, and have a goal of fully drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere. Save The … Read More

The Waterkeeper Alliance: Our Partner In Clean Water By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Established in 2000, the Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest-growing nonprofit solely focused on clean... ...Read More

Save The Bay weighs in on WPRI's 12 on 12 Digital Special, "State of the Bay"

Save The Bay weighs in on the “State of the Bay”

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Baykeeper Mike Jarbeau join WPRI Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo, R.I. DEM Director Janet Coit, and others to weigh in on the past, present and future of Narragansett Bay.

Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Baykeeper Mike Jarbeau join WPRI Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo, R.I. DEM Director Janet Coit, and others to weigh in on the past,... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native  It is important to remember that preserving and conserving natural plant communities doesn’t have to happen solely in a nature preserve, outside of your home or business, but indeed in your own backyard! Your swath of land, however small, is part of our greater ecosystem, and the landscaping choices you … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native  It is important to remember that preserving and conserving natural plant communities doesn’t have to happen solely in a nature preserve, outside of your home... ...Read More

Interns discover 32 unmapped stormwater outfalls in Seekonk

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Interns discover 32 unmapped stormwater outfalls in Seekonk By Kate McPherson, Riverkeeper Hundred Acre Cove is a small embayment in northern Narragansett Bay that has been closed to shellfishing for several decades due to high bacteria. In 2018, Save The Bay received grant funding through the Southeast New England Program to look at sources of … Read More

Interns discover 32 unmapped stormwater outfalls in Seekonk By Kate McPherson, Riverkeeper Hundred Acre Cove is a small embayment in northern Narragansett Bay that has been closed to shellfishing for... ...Read More

RI State House. Photo by Lennart Tange.

Save The Bay’s 2020 Legislative Priorities

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session has begun at the Rhode Island State House and, as in past years, Save The Bay will be working hard to ensure the General Assembly takes steps to improve and protect Narragansett Bay. Below are our top priorities for the coming months

The 2020 Legislative Session has begun at the Rhode Island State House and, as in past years, Save The Bay will be working hard to ensure the General Assembly takes... ...Read More

Making the Ocean State a leader in recycling

Igniting Mandatory Statewide Recycling

Monday, January 6, 2020

As the state contemplated burning the problem, Save The Bay and other environmental groups pushed for a strong recycling solution.

As the state contemplated burning the problem, Save The Bay and other environmental groups pushed for a strong recycling solution. ...Read More

Save The Bay Educators Lead Students from Central Falls Charter School in Aquarium-Building Program

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle schoolers from The Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls. The program is part of a Community Responsibility block of the school day, during which … Read More

Save The Bay Educators Lead Central Falls Students in Aquarium-Building Program By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Every Friday, myself and fellow Save The Bay educator Meghan Kelly meet with middle... ...Read More

Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport

Friday, December 20, 2019

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Following years of advocacy and restoration work, Save The Bay’s education program, ‘Explore The Bay,’ was officially established in 1986. The following two decades brought phases of rapid development, including the addition of vessel family … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Opened the Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport By Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Following years of advocacy and restoration work, Save The Bay’s... ...Read More

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River By Jeannine Louro, after-school program manager Every K-5 class from Providence’s Lincoln School meets with Save The Bay educators four times during the school year. In late October, the third grade class focused on their local urban river. Educators met students behind their … Read More

Lincoln School third graders learn about human impact on the Seekonk River By Jeannine Louro, after-school program manager Every K-5 class from Providence’s Lincoln School meets with Save The Bay... ...Read More

Esek Hopkins middle schoolers learn at the Bay Center as part of after-school PASA partnership

Friday, November 29, 2019

Esek Hopkins Middle Schoolers learn at the Bay Center as part of after-school PASA partnership By Jeaninne Louro, after-school program manager This fall, Save The Bay partnered with Providence After School Alliance to bring Esek Hopkins Middle School students to participate in hands-on education programs. We met with students twice a week throughout the season … Read More

Esek Hopkins Middle Schoolers learn at the Bay Center as part of after-school PASA partnership By Jeaninne Louro, after-school program manager This fall, Save The Bay partnered with Providence After... ...Read More

Political cartoon depicting a condo at Black Point

Battle for Black Point and Public Access

Monday, November 18, 2019

Save The Bay has stepped in to defend Rhode Islanders’ right to the get to the shoreline and to use it as prescribed by the state constitution and to protect public access from the barriers of erosion and hardening of the shoreline. But in 1985, we embarked on a heated, five-year battle against a condominium developer that would help define public access issues in Rhode Island for decades to come. 

Save The Bay has stepped in to defend Rhode Islanders' right to the get to the shoreline and to use it as prescribed by the state constitution and to protect... ...Read More

Newspaper clipping from 1971 about establishment of the CRMC

Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker by Cindy Sabato, communications One of Save The Bay’s very first actions was advocating for the creation of a state agency to manage development along Rhode Island’s coastline in a way that would also protect our invaluable coastal lands and waters. We know this … Read More

50 Ways We’ve Saved The Bay: Establish a Coastal Resources Caretaker by Cindy Sabato, communications One of Save The Bay’s very first actions was advocating for the creation of a... ...Read More

In 2018, Save The Bay assisted with the removal of the Shady Lea Mill dam in North Kingstown.

Dam concerns in Rhode Island

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s latest release of its annual Dam Safety Report gave us an in-depth look at how the DEM’s dam safety program is functioning. The information is alarming.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s latest release of its annual Dam Safety Report gave us an in-depth look at how the DEM’s dam safety program is functioning. The... ...Read More

A volunteer displays plastic bottles and other debris during a Save The Bay cleanup.

Want to make a change? Join a cleanup.

Monday, September 2, 2019

I recently found that one of the most gratifying ways to fight shoreline and ocean pollution is by getting my hands (gloved, of course) dirty. 

I recently found that one of the most gratifying ways to fight shoreline and ocean pollution is by getting my hands (gloved, of course) dirty.  ...Read More

Topher Hamblett testifying at the statehouse

2019 Legislative Update: Missed Opportunities for the Ocean State

Monday, July 1, 2019

LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP: A Year of Missed Opportunities The Rhode Island General Assembly’s 2019 session has come to a close. Save The Bay pushed tirelessly for legislation to reduce plastics pollution, protect the watershed from irresponsible large-scale solar development, and help fund climate adaptation and resilience projects. In the end, the General Assembly did not … Read More

LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP: A Year of Missed Opportunities The Rhode Island General Assembly’s 2019 session has come to a close. Save The Bay pushed tirelessly for legislation to reduce plastics... ...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 25, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed through April 10, 2020 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

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.


Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page every weekday at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page