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Environmental Award Winners

Dave McLaughlin was awarded the Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy in 2016, for his work inspiring the Newport community to come together and work on environmental issues.

Dave McLaughlin, Winner of the 2016 Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy

Friday, July 1, 2016

Dave McLaughlin, co-founder of Clean Ocean Access, has successfully inspired a community to come together to work on environmental issues as the leader of the 2006 grassroots movement and 2013 formalization of the non-profit Clean Ocean Access.

Dave McLaughlin, co-founder of Clean Ocean Access, has successfully inspired a community to come together to work on environmental issues as the leader of the 2006 grassroots movement and 2013... ...Read More

Angelo Liberti's career-long efforts to reduce nutrient loadings to the Bay earned him Save The Bay's 2016 Environmental Achievement Award.

Angelo S. Liberti III, 2016 Environmental Achievement Award Winner

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Save The Bay policy team, who jointly nominated Liberti for the award, emphasizes his efforts to reduce nutrient loadings to the Bay through strengthened permit limits on wastewater treatment facilities, by assisting municipalities with wastewater facility planning, close work with the Environmental Protection Agency, and leadership in the areas of shellfish monitoring/pollution related closures and stormwater strategy.

The Save The Bay policy team, who jointly nominated Liberti for the award, emphasizes his efforts to reduce nutrient loadings to the Bay through strengthened permit limits on wastewater treatment... ...Read More

Dr. Candace Oviatt, director of the University of Rhdoe Island's Marine Ecosystems Research Lab, was awarded Save The Bay's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Candace Oviatt, 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Friday, July 1, 2016

Candace Oviatt, of Richmond, “is one of the most respected experts in the study of coastal ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on the study of Narragansett Bay,” Judith Swift and Tom Borden said in their nomination.

Candace Oviatt, of Richmond, “is one of the most respected experts in the study of coastal ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on the study of Narragansett Bay,” Judith Swift and... ...Read More

Daniel Cryan, 2015 Bay Student of the Year

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Daniel Cryan is a former Bay Camper and former Counselor in Training. Daniel has an overwhelming enthusiasm for the environment and Narragansett Bay. He took on a project as a camper to make a guide of marine life in Rhode Island. This guide is comprised of species he has viewed in their natural habitat and creating a comprehensive guide to help educate others.

Daniel Cryan is a former Bay Camper and former Counselor in Training. Daniel has an overwhelming enthusiasm for the environment and Narragansett Bay. He took on a project as a... ...Read More

Christine Bean, 2015 Bay Educator of the Year

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christine’s 10th graders have tested water quality aboard Save The Bay’s education vessels, collected plankton and identified species under microscopes, and studied the behavior of harbor seals resting on rocks in the middle of Narragansett Bay. She also gets up at 5 a.m. to test water quality with Save Bristol Harbor all summer long and advocates for her students to participate.

Christine's 10th graders have tested water quality aboard Save The Bay’s education vessels, collected plankton and identified species under microscopes, and studied the behavior of harbor seals resting on rocks... ...Read More

Dave Gumbley and Bob Haiken, 2015 Volunteers of the Year

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Over the last few years, Dave and Bob have quietly “made their mark” by performing some heavy duty labor for Save The Bay, and all of it free of charge. Together, they have logged countless volunteer hours constructing shelving units in the Abrams Boat House, painting classroom walls, helping to a repair work at the Bay Center, and perhaps their most impressive accomplishment of all: painting the exterior of the Bay Center, a project that consumed the better part of last summer, and all with little (if any) help from anyone else.

Over the last few years, Dave and Bob have quietly “made their mark” by performing some heavy duty labor for Save The Bay, and all of it free of charge.... ...Read More

Charlotte Sornborger, Winner of the 2015 Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy Award

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy Charlotte Sornborger Board member and former president of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust Charlotte has been an outstanding environmental advocate for many years, leading the Barrington Land Conservation Trust (BLCT) in its early years as President and continuing to play an active role as a Board … Read More

The Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy Charlotte Sornborger Board member and former president of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust Charlotte has been an outstanding environmental advocate for... ...Read More

Walter Burke, 2015 Environmental Achievement Winner

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Walter has incorporated Save The Bay’s mission into everything he accomplishes in his professional capacity as the Director of the Town of Bristol’s Department of Parks and Recreation.  Walter has successfully applied for and received literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Town of Bristol, always with habitat restoration at the forefront of every project he undertakes.

Walter has incorporated Save The Bay’s mission into everything he accomplishes in his professional capacity as the Director of the Town of Bristol’s Department of Parks and Recreation.  Walter has successfully... ...Read More

CVS/Caremark Charity Classic Parking Detail Volunteers, 2014 Volunteer of the Year

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The public parking detail is one of the most unglamorous aspects of the CVS Classic, but Save The Bay’s Seekonk Speedway parking detail has developed a devoted following. Our Speedway volunteers have become a close-knit “family.” Through their dedicated volunteer efforts, Save The Bay has received necessary funding which has helped the organization survive some of the toughest times.

The public parking detail is one of the most unglamorous aspects of the CVS Classic, but Save The Bay’s Seekonk Speedway parking detail has developed a devoted following. Our Speedway volunteers have become a... ...Read More

Providence College, 2014 Environmental Achievement Award Winner

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Gale Gennaro, Director of Environmental Health & Safety at Providence College, has worked closely with Narragansett Bay Commission to ensure that the college does everything possible to keep snowmelt and rain stormwater on site, thereby reducing the amount of polluted runoff from entering Narragansett Bay. Providence College has set itself apart from other colleges in Rhode Island as an environmental advocate.

Gale Gennaro, Director of Environmental Health & Safety at Providence College, has worked closely with Narragansett Bay Commission to ensure that the college does everything possible to keep snowmelt and... ...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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