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CRMC council continues to ignore staff recommendations

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Save The Bay has unfortunately discovered yet another incident of CRMC’s volunteer council ignoring the guidance of the agency’s professional staff.

Save The Bay has unfortunately discovered yet another incident of CRMC’s volunteer council ignoring the guidance of the agency's professional staff. ...Read More

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Save The Bay’s 2023 Legislative Priorities

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The Rhode Island General Assembly’s 2023 session will get underway on January 3. As always, Save The Bay will be ready to journey to the statehouse to protect the legislative progress we’ve made and build upon recent victories that support our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay

The Rhode Island General Assembly’s 2023 session will get underway on January 3. As always, Save The Bay will be ready to journey to the statehouse to protect the legislative... ...Read More

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Enjoy the Bay all winter on a Save The Bay Seal Tour!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Enjoy the Bay all winter on a Save The Bay Seal Tour! By Conor LaLonde, communications intern My journey begins at Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s a brisk yet sunny Saturday on Narragansett Bay, with waves gently rolling into the marina. Today, I’m attending a Save The Bay Seal Tour! The passengers waiting … Read More

Enjoy the Bay all winter on a Save The Bay Seal Tour! By Conor LaLonde, communications intern My journey begins at Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s a brisk... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Gift Guide

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Save The Bay’s Bay-Friendly Gift 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 … Read More

Save The Bay’s Bay-Friendly Gift 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... ...Read More

Sights on a Cool Weather Bay

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Sights on a Cool Weather Bay By Mackensie duPont Crowley, content and digital media specialist What can you see around Narragansett Bay this time of year? We have a few tips! This piece originally appeared in the Fall 2022 edition of Tides magazine. Birds of Narragansett Bay While from a distance, all the black spots you see … Read More

Sights on a Cool Weather Bay By Mackensie duPont Crowley, content and digital media specialist What can you see around Narragansett Bay this time of year? We have a few... ...Read More

M/V Rosemary Quinn lands on Narragansett Bay islands for ICC cleanups

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

M/V Rosemary Quinn lands on Narragansett Bay islands for ICC cleanups By Conor LaLonde, communications intern Narragansett Bay is home to over 40 islands, offering important coastal habitats for various species, fauna, and marine life. Thanks to Save The Bay’s newest asset, the M/V Rosemary Quinn, our volunteers ventured to Patience, Prudence and Dyer islands … Read More

M/V Rosemary Quinn lands on Narragansett Bay islands for ICC cleanups By Conor LaLonde, communications intern Narragansett Bay is home to over 40 islands, offering important coastal habitats for various... ...Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of Tides Magazine. Narragansett Bay’s transformation from an open sewer to the healthier Bay of today is no accident. It is a decades-long achievement earned by … Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of... ...Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 1)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 1) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of Tides Magazine. Narragansett Bay’s transformation from an open sewer to the healthier Bay of today is no accident. It is a decades-long achievement earned by … Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 1) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: If you’re going to fertilize, do it before mid-October

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Bay-Friendly Tip: If you’re going to fertilize, do it before mid-October Mackensie duPont Crowley, content & digital media specialist Did you know that during periods of drought or extreme temperatures, your lawn goes dormant in order to conserve water and nutrients? During this time, your grass is still alive but is not actively growing. Once … Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: If you’re going to fertilize, do it before mid-October Mackensie duPont Crowley, content & digital media specialist Did you know that during periods of drought or extreme temperatures,... ...Read More

Summer weather effects on Narragansett Bay

Friday, September 2, 2022

Summer weather effects on Narragansett Bay By Mackensie duPont Crowley, content & digital media specialist & Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers Narragansett Bay faces unique challenges during the hot summer months. High temperatures affect water quality and cause issues like algal blooms and fish kills. Lack of precipitation can quickly lead to drought, which has an … Read More

Summer weather effects on Narragansett Bay By Mackensie duPont Crowley, content & digital media specialist & Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers Narragansett Bay faces unique challenges during the hot summer months.... ...Read More

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