Call for Nominations for Save The Bay environmental awards, open now through March 30

Call for Nominations for Save The Bay environmental awards, open now through March 30

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – February 19, 2019 – Now through March 30, Save The Bay is accepting community nominations for its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award and Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy.

The Environmental Achievement Award is presented annually to individuals, corporations or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the environmental protection of Narragansett Bay and its watershed.

The Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy is awarded annually to an individual who has displayed an extraordinary commitment to the environmental protection of Narragansett Bay and its watershed through advocacy, community leadership and/or direct action. The winner of this award receives a $1,000 stipend.

“Save The Bay’s success in protecting and improving Narragansett Bay over the past nearly 50 years has depended on the active involvement and stewardship of countless others. The annual environmental awards are our way of recognizing some of them for their efforts,” said Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone. “We encourage community members to nominate those who exemplify dedicated stewardship of Narragansett Bay and its watershed.”

The submission deadline for nominations is March 30, 2019. Nominations can be submitted online at www.savebay.org/annualawards or by contacting Maureen Fogarty at mfogarty@savebay.org or 401-272-3540. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Save The Bay’s Annual Meeting and Taste of The Bay event on June 13, 2019.

Last year’s award recipients were:

  • Environmental Achievement AwardRhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association, for its efforts promoting conservation and public access.
  • Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental AdvocacyBarbara Rubine, of Cranston, for her decades of work with the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association.

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About Save The Bay: Founded in 1970, Save The Bay works to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and its watershed through advocacy, education, and restoration efforts. It envisions a swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to everyone and globally recognized as an environmental treasure.

*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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