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Save The Bay's Northern Bay Lighthouse Tours offer an exclusive opportunity to explore the Pomham Rocks lighthouse and grounds.

Lighthouse tours offer one-of-a-kind views of Narragansett Bay, tours of grounds and structures

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Each lighthouse tour provides guests with exceptional views of Narragansett Bay’s breathtaking scenery and historic beacons, in addition to narration by Save The Bay captains and educators.

Each lighthouse tour provides guests with exceptional views of Narragansett Bay’s breathtaking scenery and historic beacons, in addition to narration by Save The Bay captains and educators. ...Read More

The Exploration Center and Aquarium explores the “Birds of The Bay” this June, welcomes a rare orange lobster

Thursday, June 6, 2019

This month’s aquarium visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the hundreds of bird species that frequent local waters through self-guided activities, before meeting the aquarium’s newest arrival: a rare orange lobster.

This month’s aquarium visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the hundreds of bird species that frequent local waters through self-guided activities, before meeting the aquarium’s newest arrival: a... ...Read More

A sneak peek at past Taste of The Bay events

Save The Bay’s annual Taste of The Bay will feature the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The annual Taste of The Bay event—a celebration of the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay—allows you to enjoy tastings of locally-grown, -sourced and -harvested food and beverages from local restaurants, fishermen, bakeries, breweries and caterers, as well as live music and a raffle on Thursday, June 13.

The annual Taste of The Bay event—a celebration of the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay—allows you to enjoy tastings of locally-grown, -sourced and -harvested food and beverages from... ...Read More

The AINC Family Passport Challenge will take you across Aquidneck Island this summer!

Aquidneck Island Nature Collaborative launches Family Passport Challenge

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Explore Aquidneck Island by taking the Aquidneck Island Family Passport Challenge! Complete with a map, 11 sites and family-friendly activities, it’s the perfect way to explore the outdoors this summer.

Explore Aquidneck Island by taking the Aquidneck Island Family Passport Challenge! Complete with a map, 11 sites and family-friendly activities, it's the perfect way to explore the outdoors this summer. ...Read More

New Public Pier open at Fields Point

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New Public Pier at Fields Point offers kayaking, touch-and-go docking, fishing and bird watching by Cindy Sabato, director of communications Mother Nature gave Save The Bay a sweet 50th anniversary gift on May 20. It was the first beautiful, sunny, warm day of the season, and it happened to the be the day we cut … Read More

New Public Pier at Fields Point offers kayaking, touch-and-go docking, fishing and bird watching by Cindy Sabato, director of communications Mother Nature gave Save The Bay a sweet 50th anniversary... ...Read More

Beisel's 2018 Swim Clinic

Elizabeth Beisel returns as Swim Ambassador, offers swim clinics and training tips

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel will return to her role as Swim Ambassador at the 43rd Save The Bay Swim on Saturday, July 27. Beisel will help kick off this year’s Swim season by leading a youth swim clinic on June 1, and by sharing workouts with the Save The Bay Swim community.

Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel will return to her role as Swim Ambassador at the 43rd Save The Bay Swim on Saturday, July 27. Beisel will help kick off this year’s... ...Read More

Fields Point public pier

Save The Bay to open public pier at Fields Point on May 20

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

On May 20, Save The Bay will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new public pier at Fields Point. The accessible pier, Providence’s newest public access point to Narragansett Bay, offers touch-and-go docking, kayak launches, fishing, and beautiful views of the Upper Bay.

On May 20, Save The Bay will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new public pier at Fields Point. The accessible pier, Providence’s newest public access point to Narragansett... ...Read More

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium illuminates local lighthouses

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium is celebrating the lighthouses of Narragansett Bay this May. Themed activities—including a lighthouse craft, scavenger hunt, and the story, “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge,” by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward—will educate visitors about the functions and purpose of lighthouses.

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium is celebrating the lighthouses of Narragansett Bay this May. Themed activities—including a lighthouse craft, scavenger hunt, and the story, "The Little Red Lighthouse... ...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

*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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