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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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Registration opens for R.I.’s only cross-Bay swim

Monday, April 11, 2022

Save The Bay opens registration for the annual Swim on Monday, April 11. The event challenges skilled swimmers to a two-mile, cross-Bay swim from Newport to Jamestown.

Save The Bay opens registration for the annual Swim on Monday, April 11. The event challenges skilled swimmers to a two-mile, cross-Bay swim from Newport to Jamestown. ...Read More

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Save The Bay and shoreline access advocates call for a House vote in support of H.8055

Friday, April 8, 2022

Save The Bay, state representatives, legal and science experts, and shoreline access advocates call for a House vote in support of H.8055 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – April 8, 2022 – Following Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on H.8055—a bill that would clarify where Rhode Islanders can exercise their constitutional right to the shore—shoreline access advocates and … Read More

Save The Bay, state representatives, legal and science experts, and shoreline access advocates call for a House vote in support of H.8055 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – April 8, 2022 – Following... ...Read More

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A closer look at the shoreline access bill, H.8055

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A closer look at the shoreline access bill, H.8055 by Save The Bay’s Policy Team Save The Bay’s vision is of “a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all.” While there is no doubt that the Rhode Island Constitution protects the public’s right to use the shore, the exact location of the public … Read More

A closer look at the shoreline access bill, H.8055 by Save The Bay’s Policy Team Save The Bay’s vision is of “a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to... ...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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Citizen scientists count 464 seals in Narragansett Bay, 106 on Block Island, during Save The Bay’s annual Bay-Wide Seal Count

Thursday, March 17, 2022

On Tuesday, March 15, 17 volunteer citizen scientists took to water and shore to continue a 13-year Save The Bay tradition: counting seals in the nonprofit organization’s annual Bay-Wide Seal Count, an effort to establish a minimum estimate of the number of seals in Narragansett Bay.

On Tuesday, March 15, 17 volunteer citizen scientists took to water and shore to continue a 13-year Save The Bay tradition: counting seals in the nonprofit organization’s annual Bay-Wide Seal... ...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

*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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