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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

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

M/V Elizabeth Morris

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

Bayside with July Lewis

Thursday, September 24, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH JULY LEWIS: Meet July, Save The Bay’s volunteer & internship manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I came on board as the Volunteer & Internship Manager in April 2013. I was excited to work with Save The Bay because of the terrific work we do protecting beautiful … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH JULY LEWIS: Meet July, Save The Bay’s volunteer & internship manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I came on board as the... ...Read More

Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden

Monday, August 31, 2020

Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Menhaden are vitally important to the ecological health of Narragansett Bay. They are prolific filter feeders that remove nitrogen from Bay waters, and are an important food source for many of the Bay’s common species. In the spring, huge schools of menhaden … Read More

Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Menhaden are vitally important to the ecological health of Narragansett Bay. They are prolific filter feeders that... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic Mackensie duPont Crowley, Save The Bay’s communications specialist What happens to all of that wastewater from your toilet, sink or shower? For many homeowners, it gets piped to a central, wastewater treatment plant.  But for many others, wastewater is treated in a septic system, which is in the ground … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic Mackensie duPont Crowley, Save The Bay’s communications specialist What happens to all of that wastewater from your toilet, sink or shower? For many homeowners,... ...Read More

Dune Grass Planting at Fenway Beach

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dune Grass Planting With Wenley Ferguson, Director of Habitat Restoration, and Dave Prescott, South County Coastkeeper When wind and foot traffic pose a challenge to the preservation of our coastal dunes, beach grass is the answer. Also called American beach grass, this plant can grow in an arid environment, and has a root system that … Read More

Dune Grass Planting With Wenley Ferguson, Director of Habitat Restoration, and Dave Prescott, South County Coastkeeper When wind and foot traffic pose a challenge to the preservation of our coastal... ...Read More

Bayside with Leanne Danielsen

Thursday, June 11, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH LEANNE DANIELSEN: Meet Leanne, Save The Bay’s events manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I have always worked for not-for-profit organizations through much of my career. I found Save The Bay while looking for a new job opportunity eight years ago. I had never heard of Save The … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH LEANNE DANIELSEN: Meet Leanne, Save The Bay’s events manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I have always worked for not-for-profit organizations through much... ...Read More

Breakfast by the Bay: Save The Bay Educators Tackle Virtual Learning

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Breakfast by the Bay: Save The Bay Educators Tackle Virtual Learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Overcoming Adversity As the governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts issued stay-at-home orders in response to coronavirus, Save The Bay adjusted quickly. Staff began working from home full-time in mid-March, with teams shifting focus to new or different projects … Read More

Breakfast by the Bay: Save The Bay Educators Tackle Virtual Learning Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Overcoming Adversity As the governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts issued stay-at-home orders in... ...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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August 26, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (savebay@savebay.org), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.