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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

R.I. Legislators, Gov. Raimondo: We Need Narragansett Bay to Support Our Recovery

Monday, June 1, 2020

U.S. Sen. John Chafee once observed that “Narragansett Bay is good for the soul.” In the earliest days of the pandemic, Rhode Islanders sought solace — defined as “comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness” — at the beaches, parks and shorelines that make the Ocean State our home.

U.S. Sen. John Chafee once observed that “Narragansett Bay is good for the soul.” In the earliest days of the pandemic, Rhode Islanders sought solace — defined as “comfort or... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Buffer

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Buffer Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Walking down my quiet, little street with my dogs I eye my neighbor’s leaf pile.  He’s the kind of guy who mows up all the leaves that fall on his lawn with his riding mower and deposits them on the edge of the … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Buffer Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Walking down my quiet, little street with my dogs I eye my neighbor’s leaf pile.  He’s the kind... ...Read More

Bayside with Stephany Hessler

Thursday, April 30, 2020

BAYSIDE WITH STEPHANY HESSLER: Meet Stephany, Save The Bay’s grants & foundations manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I am not a native Rhode Islander. When I moved here from the midwest, one of the things that first struck me was how vast, beautiful, and accessible Narragansett Bay was. … Read More

BAYSIDE WITH STEPHANY HESSLER: Meet Stephany, Save The Bay’s grants & foundations manager! Why and when did you get involved with Save The Bay? I am not a native Rhode... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Rain Garden

Friday, April 17, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Rain Garden Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Up to half of all polluted runoff, one of the main causes of beach closures and fish kills, comes from residential properties. The grass in your yard is not the most effective surface material to handle this rainwater, which washes pollutants like pesticides, … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Rain Garden Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Up to half of all polluted runoff, one of the main causes of beach closures and fish kills,... ...Read More

Putting Eyes and Ears on the Water (Part Three)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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

BWET Field Studies: Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Investigating Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Over the course of the school year, Mrs. Miguel and I have led a dozen field studies with her freshmen students at Woonsocket High School. Together we are studying the health of Cass Pond which is located right next to their school building. … Read More

Investigating Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Over the course of the school year, Mrs. Miguel and I have led a dozen field studies... ...Read More

No matter the cause, rollbacks on environmental regulations warrant a watchful eye

COVID-19 and environmental enforcement

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the Trump Administration announced that regulated entities will not be fined for violating laws related to pollution prevention (such as monitoring and reporting discharges of pollutants) if the EPA determines that COVID-19 was the cause.  

On March 26, 2020, the Trump Administration announced that regulated entities will not be fined for violating laws related to pollution prevention (such as monitoring and reporting discharges of pollutants) if the EPA determines... ...Read More

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

*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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December 1, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

In keeping with statewide COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, and out of an abundance of caution, Save The Bay is “pausing” all seal tours for the remainder of 2020. We hope to welcome you back aboard our education vessels in the new year.

Save The Bay is offering limited volunteer opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.

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.