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Protecting Habitat & Wildlife

Photo of volunteers transplanting eelgrass

Growing Community and Conversation with Eelgrass

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The resulting 10-year effort to restore critical eelgrass beds ignited the involvement of hundreds of community members in the betterment of our environment and elevated the long-term conversation about the need for continued water quality improvements in Narragansett Bay.

The resulting 10-year effort to restore critical eelgrass beds ignited the involvement of hundreds of community members in the betterment of our environment and elevated the long-term conversation about the... ...Read More

NBEP workshop highlights efforts to improve Blackstone River and its watershed

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program workshop highlights efforts to improve Blackstone River and its watershed

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The first known water quality complaints about the Blackstone River emerged in 1719, and by 1990 it was deemed “the most polluted river in the country.” But on April 29th, many of those who have contributed to improvement in the Blackstone met to discuss successes, strategies and plans for continued improvement.

The first known water quality complaints about the Blackstone River emerged in 1719, and by 1990 it was deemed "the most polluted river in the country." But on April 29th,... ...Read More

Brayton Point Cooling Tower implosions. Photo by Karyn Jimenez-Elliot

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed

Monday, April 29, 2019

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper As we often say at Save The Bay, some of the greatest victories take the most time. On Saturday, the implosion of the Brayton Point’s twin cooling towers placed an exclamation point on the end of the coal era … Read More

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper As we often say at Save The Bay, some of the greatest victories take... ...Read More

Pawcatuck River at the site of the old White Rock Dam

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed

Monday, April 1, 2019

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed by South County Coastkeeper David Prescott The greatest victories are not won overnight. They take time, the strength of many partners and a positive attitude to bring about change. After more than a decade, I am happy to report another significant win for our local waters—a win that guarantees … Read More

Victory for the Wood-Pawcatuck River Watershed by South County Coastkeeper David Prescott The greatest victories are not won overnight. They take time, the strength of many partners and a positive... ...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

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

Microplastics Trawl

Trawling for Microplastics

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Trawling for Microplastics by Save The Bay Waterkeepers Mike Jarbeau, Kate McPherson, David Prescott We’ve all heard the stories and seen the pictures of giant mats of plastic trash floating in our oceans. But it’s not just an issue in faraway oceans on the other side of the globe. Plastic trash litters our own coasts … Read More

Trawling for Microplastics by Save The Bay Waterkeepers Mike Jarbeau, Kate McPherson, David Prescott We’ve all heard the stories and seen the pictures of giant mats of plastic trash floating... ...Read More

Headline from an old Bay Bulletin article: East Bay Communities Object to Dredging Plan

Improving Dredge Policy in Rhode Island

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dredging can be a very damaging process, but done correctly with the environment in mind, it can benefit development projects. Save The Bay has fought to protect the Bay from dredge plans that would have damaged the environment for many years, and will continue to do so to protect the Bay and its habitats from being buried in sedimentary spoils.

Dredging can be a very damaging process, but done correctly with the environment in mind, it can benefit development projects. Save The Bay has fought to protect the Bay from... ...Read More

ICC Trash Tally Sheet

The Problem with Plastics

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Problem With Plastics by Jonathan Stone, executive director, and Topher Hamblett, director of advocacy The cleanup of Narragansett Bay is a remarkable achievement that the people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts are rightfully proud of. Bay waters and beaches that were, just a generation ago, choked with raw sewage, industrial waste and other pollutants … Read More

The Problem With Plastics by Jonathan Stone, executive director, and Topher Hamblett, director of advocacy The cleanup of Narragansett Bay is a remarkable achievement that the people of Rhode Island... ...Read More

River After Neighborhood

Where Have All The Rivers Gone?

Monday, November 12, 2018

We are deep in the headwaters of the Woonasquatucket River watershed in Glocester this morning, assessing road-stream crossings as part of Rhode Island’s River and Stream Continuity Pilot Project. Rivers and streams provide vital links connecting upland, wetland, and aquatic ecosystems… But there is growing concern about the role road crossings, and especially culverts, have in altering important habitats and ecosystems.

We are deep in the headwaters of the Woonasquatucket River watershed in Glocester this morning, assessing road-stream crossings as part of Rhode Island’s River and Stream Continuity Pilot Project. Rivers... ...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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