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Environmental Award Winners

Save The Bay's 2018 Volunteers of the Year, Stacy Coutu and David Boulanger

Stacy Coutu and David Boulanger, 2018 Volunteers of the Year

Sunday, July 1, 2018

2018 Volunteers of the Year Stacy Coutu of Providence, R.I. and David Boulanger of Coventry, R.I. Stacy Coutu and David Boulanger are longtime friends who have become crucial participants in Save The Bay’s annual Swim. Each year, both volunteers are active before the sun has risen. Couto, a former Save The Bay staff member, joins … Read More

2018 Volunteers of the Year Stacy Coutu of Providence, R.I. and David Boulanger of Coventry, R.I. Stacy Coutu and David Boulanger are longtime friends who have become crucial participants in... ...Read More

Neil Marcaccio, shown here, was awarded Save The Bay's 2018 Bay Educator of the year for his dedication to connecting students with Narragansett Bay.

Neil Marcaccio, 2018 Bay Educator of the Year

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Neil Marcaccio, principal of Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Greenwich, is a passionate educator, scientist and steward of Narragansett Bay. As a principal, Marcaccio has worked to connect his entire school community with Save The Bay’s education team, allowing his students to see and experience the Bay both on the water and at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center in Newport.

Neil Marcaccio, principal of Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Greenwich, is a passionate educator, scientist and steward of Narragansett Bay. As a principal, Marcaccio has worked to connect his entire... ...Read More

The Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club was awarded Save The Bay's 2018 Students of the Year Award for their work removing plastic utensils in favor of metal ones in their school cafeteria.

Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club, 2018 Students of the Year

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Led by Meg O’Brien, the Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club exemplifies leadership in student initiative and inspiration. This school year, through passionate persistence and a well-presented cost analysis, the club was able to persuade the Bristol Town Council to, by unanimous vote, cease use of plastic utensils in favor of metal utensils in the school cafeteria.

Led by Meg O’Brien, the Mt. Hope High School Environmental Club exemplifies leadership in student initiative and inspiration. This school year, through passionate persistence and a well-presented cost analysis, the... ...Read More

Barbara Rubine, shown here, was recognized in 2018 with Save The Bay's Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy

Barbara Rubine, Winner of the 2018 Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Over the years, Rubine has mobilized well over 1,000 people in shoreline cleanups and marsh plantings at Stillhouse Cove and was recently a vocal and effective advocate for maintaining fishing access to the cove’s waters. Beyond Stillhouse Cove, Rubine frequently lends her voice to the ongoing need to invest in water quality improvements in the Upper Bay.

Over the years, Rubine has mobilized well over 1,000 people in shoreline cleanups and marsh plantings at Stillhouse Cove and was recently a vocal and effective advocate for maintaining fishing... ...Read More

The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association was recognized in 2018 with Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award.

Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association, 2018 Environmental Achievement Award Winner

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Since 2004, the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association has supported the fishing communities of Rhode Island by fostering sportsmanship, promoting right practices and hosting youth fishing days, in addition to being an effective champion of every citizen’s right to access the Bay.

Since 2004, the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association has supported the fishing communities of Rhode Island by fostering sportsmanship, promoting right practices and hosting youth fishing days, in addition to... ...Read More

Joel Blanco was named Save The Bay's Bay Student of the Year in 2017 for his enthusiasm for the local environment, and his willingness to get over his fears and eventually learn to love the wildlife of the Bay.

Joel Blanco, 2017 Bay Student of the Year

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The evolution in his learning style and love of nature and the marine environment has been a joy for the education staff to help foster over the years. When asked what he wants to be later in life, Blanco says “a marine biologist with Save The Bay.”

The evolution in his learning style and love of nature and the marine environment has been a joy for the education staff to help foster over the years. When asked... ...Read More

Lynn Dambruch was named 2017 Bay Educator of the year after helping to bring Save The Bay's education program to Warwick's fourth graders in 2017.

Lynn Dambruch, 2017 Bay Educator of the Year

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lynn Dambruch has been a champion of Save The Bay’s education programs for more than eight years and was a key player in a new partnership that takes Save The Bay marine science and environmental education programs to all Warwick School District fourth graders.

Lynn Dambruch has been a champion of Save The Bay’s education programs for more than eight years and was a key player in a new partnership that takes Save The... ...Read More

Fran Pijar, pictured here, was awarded the 2017 Volunteer of the Year award for his water quality work along Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River.

Fran Pijar, 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fran Pijar has been a dedicated water quality volunteer in Westerly since 2012, and a significant asset to Save The Bay’s water quality advocacy and outreach in Little Narragansett Bay and along the South Coast.

Fran Pijar has been a dedicated water quality volunteer in Westerly since 2012, and a significant asset to Save The Bay’s water quality advocacy and outreach in Little Narragansett Bay... ...Read More

Julie Sharpe, founder of the Conservation Stewardship Collaborative and the Narrow River Land Trust, was the 2016 winner of Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award.

Julie Sharpe, 2017 Environmental Achievement Award Winner

Saturday, July 1, 2017

In her nomination, Cathy Lund, DVM, wrote that Sharpe, “single-handedly created an advocacy platform by forming Narrow River Land Trust, and has made the acquisition and conservation of that watershed a personal mission.”

In her nomination, Cathy Lund, DVM, wrote that Sharpe, “single-handedly created an advocacy platform by forming Narrow River Land Trust, and has made the acquisition and conservation of that watershed... ...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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