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Bird School student with spider crabs

A Trip to the Bottom of the Bay

Monday, April 1, 2019

Save The Bay’s education programs make Narragansett Bay available to every student in the watershed, many who would be unlikely to visit the coast otherwise, like this group from the Bird School in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Save The Bay’s education programs make Narragansett Bay available to every student in the watershed, many who would be unlikely to visit the coast otherwise, like this group from the... ...Read More

Protect Areas of Environmental Concern

Help Us Protect Areas of Environmental Concern: Improve R.I. House Bill 5789

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Stand with Save the Bay and let your legislators know that Rhode Island should not incentivize energy development in areas of environmental concern! Ask them to improve R.I. House Bill 5789.

Stand with Save the Bay and let your legislators know that Rhode Island should not incentivize energy development in areas of environmental concern! Ask them to improve R.I. House Bill... ...Read More

BWET 360 High School student Jeymi

How Students at Two Local High Schools Tackle Plastics Pollution

Monday, March 4, 2019

If the early years of the plastics war had a mascot, it would have been bottled water. The early generation of environmentalists did their best to convince the public of the hazardous impacts of single-use plastic bottles, but the American obsession persisted. Now, plastic waste has polluted waters everywhere, including Narragansett Bay. And, since plastic can take hundreds of years to break down, the burden of managing this problem will fall on the youngest among us today—which is why Save The Bay puts fostering the next generation of Bay stewards at the forefront of its education  programs.

If the early years of the plastics war had a mascot, it would have been bottled water. The early generation of environmentalists did their best to convince the public of... ...Read More

Tributary river in a forest

As the red tail flies: the link between the Bay and the watershed forest

Thursday, February 28, 2019

As the red tail flies: the link between the Bay and the watershed forest by Kate McPherson, Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper Snow falls gently around the Narragansett Bay watershed; and the branches of the black oak, red maple and shagbark hickory are all bare. A month ago, despite the bitter cold, the white-breasted nuthatches in my … Read More

As the red tail flies: the link between the Bay and the watershed forest by Kate McPherson, Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper Snow falls gently around the Narragansett Bay watershed; and the... ...Read More

Photo of Save The Bay Swim in the 1970s

Building the Swim Network

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Our community shows up to support our mission and answers our calls to action time and time again. The annual Swim is no exception—in fact, nowhere does the Save The Bay community show up in greater or more visible numbers.

Our community shows up to support our mission and answers our calls to action time and time again. The annual Swim is no exception—in fact, nowhere does the Save The... ...Read More

What’s Your Property Value Flood Risk?

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A recent study found that 2.5 million properties in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine lost $403.1 million in appreciation value because of increased tidal flooding caused by sea level rise. In Rhode Island alone, higher tides have left coastal property appreciation values lagging behind other home appreciation by $44.7 million since 2005.

A recent study found that 2.5 million properties in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine lost $403.1 million in appreciation value because of increased tidal flooding caused by sea... ...Read More

Volunteer Danielle Perry

Danielle Perry: A South Coast Center Powerhouse Volunteer

Monday, February 11, 2019

Two years ago, Save The Bay gained an energetic, determined volunteer in Danielle Perry, who spends her time working with children and doing research at Save The Bay’s South Coast Center in Westerly.

Two years ago, Save The Bay gained an energetic, determined volunteer in Danielle Perry, who spends her time working with children and doing research at Save The Bay’s South Coast... ...Read More

West Warwick Wastewater Treatment Plant during the 2010 Floods

To DEM: Reduce pollution by wastewater treatment facilities

Monday, February 4, 2019

Save The Bay is reviewing discharge permits for three of Rhode Island’s larger wastewater treatment facilities that are up for renewal by DEM. We are advocating that these permits be revised with stricter nitrogen limits, to continue progression toward meeting water quality standards in Narragansett Bay.

Save The Bay is reviewing discharge permits for three of Rhode Island’s larger wastewater treatment facilities that are up for renewal by DEM. We are advocating that these permits be... ...Read More

Harbor seal in beach surf

Counting Seals for 25 Years

Monday, February 4, 2019

Of all the volunteer projects I manage at Save The Bay, the Narragansett Bay Seal Monitoring program is one of my favorites. Harbor seals are not only adorable and fascinating, they are a terrific success story of environmental protection. Monitoring them is fun for volunteers and the observations are essential for understanding seal activity in the Bay.

Of all the volunteer projects I manage at Save The Bay, the Narragansett Bay Seal Monitoring program is one of my favorites. Harbor seals are not only adorable and fascinating,... ...Read More

Sunflower With Bumble Bee

Bay-Friendly Living Protects the Bees and the Bay

Monday, January 28, 2019

Bay-Friendly Living Protects Bees and the Bay The full force of winter is still upon us, but spring gardening season will be here before we know it. In our Bay-Friendly Living Guide, we give you some yard care tips that will save you money and time, while also saving our precious Narragansett Bay. But many … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Protects Bees and the Bay The full force of winter is still upon us, but spring gardening season will be here before we know it. In our Bay-Friendly... ...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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