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Rendering of proposed oil refinery at Tiverton

Before We Could Save the Bay, We Had to Save a Community

Friday, August 17, 2018

In January 1970, at the end of a five-hour town council meeting, a sole voice of opposition stood against an otherwise unanimous vote to renew a permit. The renewal, requested by the Northeast Petroleum Refinery, Inc. was the company’s first step toward building an oil refinery in Tiverton, R.I. The voice of opposition belonged to a new councilwoman, Louise Durfee.

In January 1970, at the end of a five-hour town council meeting, a sole voice of opposition stood against an otherwise unanimous vote to renew a permit. The renewal, requested... ...Read More

Scenes along the Mattatuxet

Monday, August 13, 2018

I recall my first visit to this stretch of the Mattatuxet River in North Kingstown, located about a mile and a half upstream of Gilbert Stuart’s birthplace on Carr Pond. It was my first week as Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper, and on that particular day, I was meeting with the owner of Shady Lea Mill, neighbors, and engineers to facilitate the start of the second phase of dam removal.

I recall my first visit to this stretch of the Mattatuxet River in North Kingstown, located about a mile and a half upstream of Gilbert Stuart’s birthplace on Carr Pond.... ...Read More

The State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

We’ve been asked: Isn’t the Bay saved already? The answer isn’t so cut-and-dry. In fact, the Bay is so much cleaner than it once was. And, it’s not as clean as it could, or should, be. What’s more, while many former threats, such as industrial factory waste, have been remedied, new and more complex threats are emerging. Skeptics may ask: how do we know?

We’ve been asked: Isn’t the Bay saved already? The answer isn’t so cut-and-dry. In fact, the Bay is so much cleaner than it once was. And, it’s not as clean... ...Read More

Swimming for the Bay: Open Water Swimming Tips from Elizabeth Beisel

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I am ecstatic to finally be a part of the Save The Bay open water Swim! We, as Rhode Islanders, must protect our waters in order to preserve them for the generations to come.

I am ecstatic to finally be a part of the Save The Bay open water Swim! We, as Rhode Islanders, must protect our waters in order to preserve them for... ...Read More

Homeschool is Cool on Narragansett Bay

Monday, July 16, 2018

Homeschooling began to grow in popularity in the 1970s when educational theorist John Holt advocated for the reform of public schools. In 2008, Save The Bay added a new program, Homeschool is Cool, to its robust set of marine science environmental education courses. Read more >>

Homeschooling began to grow in popularity in the 1970s when educational theorist John Holt advocated for the reform of public schools. In 2008, Save The Bay added a new program,... ...Read More

A Sandy Simulation

Monday, June 25, 2018

A Sandy Simulation: A Technology-Enhanced Sandbox Helps Rhode Island Youth Understand Watershed, Erosion and Topography by Katy Dorchies, marketing and graphics specialist In an effort to illuminate watershed issues, Save The Bay educators are breaking into the virtual world with their newest technological acquisition: the AR (augmented reality) Sandbox. The first of its kind in … Read More

A Sandy Simulation: A Technology-Enhanced Sandbox Helps Rhode Island Youth Understand Watershed, Erosion and Topography by Katy Dorchies, marketing and graphics specialist In an effort to illuminate watershed issues, Save... ...Read More

Falling for the Bay: Central Falls students discover their role in the watershed

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Falling for the Bay: Central Falls students discover their role in the watershed by Elizabeth Droge-Young, Ph.D., communications intern Local high school students dove into learning about the Bay this June—one of them quite literally. While scanning the beach at Colt State Park for interesting animals to show his classmates, a fully dressed student spotted … Read More

Falling for the Bay: Central Falls students discover their role in the watershed by Elizabeth Droge-Young, Ph.D., communications intern Local high school students dove into learning about the Bay this... ...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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May 8, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed until June 1 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

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.


Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page