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Protecting Habitat & Wildlife

An aerial view of two North Atlantic Right Whales. Photo Source: NOAA

Save The Bay supports proposed NOAA rules to protect the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale from vessel strikes

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Save The Bay supports the modification and expansion of Seasonal Management Area boundaries based on updated modeling and data, as well as the inclusion of vessels greater than 35 feet in the rule.

Save The Bay supports the modification and expansion of Seasonal Management Area boundaries based on updated modeling and data, as well as the inclusion of vessels greater than 35 feet... ...Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of Tides Magazine. Narragansett Bay’s transformation from an open sewer to the healthier Bay of today is no accident. It is a decades-long achievement earned by … Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of... ...Read More

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Reflecting on the 2022 R.I. legislative session

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Now that the 2022 legislative session has come to a close, we’re pleased to report that we made significant progress in each of our priority areas.

Now that the 2022 legislative session has come to a close, we’re pleased to report that we made significant progress in each of our priority areas. ...Read More

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds By Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Why are wetlands important? For one thing, they are great places for wildlife to feed, find water, nest, and walk through on their way to find new habitat. Wildlife highways called travel corridors are frequently … Read More

Trail Cameras at Shady Lea Catch Over 12 Species of Mammals and Birds By Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper Why are wetlands important? For one thing, they are great... ...Read More

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay By Brittany Hassell, communications intern As a coastal estuary, Narragansett Bay is home to an essential fish in the marine ecosystem during the warmer months — the menhaden, also known as “fatback,” “bunker,” and “pogy.” As we move towards warmer weather in the midst of springtime here on … Read More

Spring signals menhaden migration into Narragansett Bay By Brittany Hassell, communications intern As a coastal estuary, Narragansett Bay is home to an essential fish in the marine ecosystem during the... ...Read More

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Advocating for Atlantic striped bass

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

In April 2022, Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper for Save The Bay, submitted comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission regarding a proposed amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic striped bass.

In April 2022, Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper for Save The Bay, submitted comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission regarding a proposed amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan... ...Read More

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All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour

Friday, March 25, 2022

All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour By Brittany Hassell, communications intern It’s a chilly winter day on a Save The Bay education vessel in Newport, Rhode Island, and yet the harbor seals lounge on the rocks that jet out of Narragansett Bay like it’s a tropical … Read More

All Aboard! Peak season to spy harbor seals on a Save The Bay Seal Tour By Brittany Hassell, communications intern It’s a chilly winter day on a Save The Bay... ...Read More

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The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Narragansett Bay is more than 700 billion gallons of saltwater sandwiched between the West Bay and East Bay. It’s a central piece of Rhode Island’s identity, and it’s the engine that has kept the state running for centuries. A resource this important requires … Read More

The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Narragansett Bay is more than 700 billion gallons of saltwater sandwiched between the West Bay and East Bay.... ...Read More

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Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper This article originally appeared in the fall 2021 edition of Tides Magazine. There is perhaps no better time to consider “resilience” than fresh off the heels of an active hurricane season that left the Narragansett Bay region with major flooding along its rivers … Read More

Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper This article originally appeared in the fall 2021 edition of Tides Magazine. There is perhaps no better time... ...Read More

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Save The Bay, ACLU of Rhode Island, RISAA and Common Cause Rhode Island file “friend of the court” brief

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Save The Bay, ACLU of Rhode Island, RISAA, and Common Cause Rhode Island have filed a “friend of the court” brief in the RI Supreme Court in a long-standing controversy involving the proposed expansion of Champlin’s Marina on Block Island

Save The Bay, ACLU of Rhode Island, RISAA, and Common Cause Rhode Island have filed a “friend of the court” brief in the RI Supreme Court in a long-standing controversy... ...Read More