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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

Swimmers begin their journey to Jamestown in the 2018 Swim.

#StartYourSwim program offers incentives to Swim participants

Friday, April 12, 2019

Save The Bay has launched #StartYourSwim, a new swimmer training and incentive program, to support the training efforts of registered participants in the organization’s annual open water Swim fundraiser

Save The Bay has launched #StartYourSwim, a new swimmer training and incentive program, to support the training efforts of registered participants in the organization’s annual open water Swim fundraiser ...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

Comb jellyfish at feeding time

Discover creatures of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium

Monday, April 1, 2019

Dive into the mysteries of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this April and discover some of the “glowing” creatures of Narragansett Bay, including the comb jellyfish and the chain catshark.

Dive into the mysteries of the deep at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium this April and discover some of the "glowing" creatures of Narragansett Bay, including the comb... ...Read More

Full trash bag at Earth Day 2018 Cleanup

Save The Bay offers opportunities to join or lead Earth Day cleanups throughout April

Thursday, March 28, 2019

“Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment,” said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. “And you can really see the difference you make when you’ve completed a cleanup!”

"Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment," said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. "And you... ...Read More

Earth Day Birthday

Earth Day Birthday

Monday, March 18, 2019

We’re kicking off our 50th Anniversary Celebration with a family-friendly Earth Day Birthday Party! Join Save The Bay for our Earth Day Birthday party: a FREE family-friendly, 50th anniversary kick-off event held at our Exploration Center & Aquarium on Easton’s Beach in Newport, R.I. on Saturday, April 27. Help us tackle a morning beach cleanup … Read More

We’re kicking off our 50th Anniversary Celebration with a family-friendly Earth Day Birthday Party! Join Save The Bay for our Earth Day Birthday party: a FREE family-friendly, 50th anniversary kick-off... ...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

Loving Our Local Outdoors

REI Members: Cast Your Vote for Save The Bay, March 7-April 8

Thursday, March 7, 2019

REI is looking to its co-op members to decide how to distribute $45,000 across three local nonprofits, including Save The Bay! Receive a voting token when you make a purchase between March 7 and April 8.

REI is looking to its co-op members to decide how to distribute $45,000 across three local nonprofits, including Save The Bay! Receive a voting token when you make a purchase... ...Read More

Tributary river in a forest

As the red tail flies: the link between the Bay and the watershed forest

Thursday, February 28, 2019

As the red tail flies: the link between the Bay and the watershed forest by Kate McPherson, Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper Snow falls gently around the Narragansett Bay watershed; and the branches of the black oak, red maple and shagbark hickory are all bare. A month ago, despite the bitter cold, the white-breasted nuthatches in my … Read More

As the red tail flies: the link between the Bay and the watershed forest by Kate McPherson, Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper Snow falls gently around the Narragansett Bay watershed; and the... ...Read More

In 2018, Save The Bay presented the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association with its Environmental Achievement Award.

Call for Nominations for Save The Bay environmental awards, open now through March 30

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Now through March 30, Save The Bay is accepting community nominations for its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award and Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy.

Now through March 30, Save The Bay is accepting community nominations for its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award and Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy. ...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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July 7, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19. All internship and public programs remain suspended at this time.

Save The Bay has begun to post limited volunteer opportunities with new procedures for the health and safety of volunteers. Pre-registration is required. Learn more at www.savebay.org/volunteer.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.