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Artists for The Bay Opening Reception 2018

Artists for The Bay Show & Sale to showcase local art and jewelry on November 29

Monday, November 12, 2018

Save The Bay’s annual Artists for The Bay Show & Sale Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bay Center in Providence. Creative works by more than 60 local artists, sculptors and jewelers will be on display and for sale. Guests will discover a variety of artwork, ranging from elegant seascapes to handcrafted jewelry. All participating artists are generously donating 50 percent of all sales to support Save The Bay’s advocacy, education and restoration work.

Save The Bay’s annual Artists for The Bay Show & Sale Opening Reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bay Center in Providence. Creative works... ...Read More

A pristine Rome Point shoreline

Preserving a non-nuclearized Rome Point

Thursday, November 8, 2018

When a twin-reactor nuclear power plant was planned for construction at Rome Point, North Kingstown in 1972, Save The Bay sprung into action, rallying Rhode Island residents against the proposed facility and saving one of North Kingstown’s gorgeous nature preserves from being bulldozed over.

When a twin-reactor nuclear power plant was planned for construction at Rome Point, North Kingstown in 1972, Save The Bay sprung into action, rallying Rhode Island residents against the proposed... ...Read More

World Prodigy oil spill in Narragansett Bay

Changing the Oil Industry

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fifty years ago, Save The Bay was founded by a group of Rhode Island residents who, concerned about the risks of oil spills in Narragansett Bay, fought hard to stop the proposed construction of an oil refinery in Tiverton.

Fifty years ago, Save The Bay was founded by a group of Rhode Island residents who, concerned about the risks of oil spills in Narragansett Bay, fought hard to stop... ...Read More

2 Seals in the Pawcatuck River

Save The Bay’s Nature Cruises resume in Westerly on October 13

Monday, September 24, 2018

The inaugural Save The Bay Nature Cruise of the 2018-19 season will depart from Viking Marina in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. The 90-minute tour cruises down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay.

The inaugural Save The Bay Nature Cruise of the 2018-19 season will depart from Viking Marina in Westerly, R.I. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. The 90-minute tour cruises... ...Read More

EPA presents 2018 Merit Award to Wenley Ferguson, Save The Bay’s director of habitat restoration

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that Wenley Ferguson, director of habitat restoration, was recognized today at the 2018 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office.

Save The Bay is pleased to announce that Wenley Ferguson, director of habitat restoration, was recognized today at the 2018 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s... ...Read More

Rendering of proposed oil refinery at Tiverton

Before We Could Save the Bay, We Had to Save a Community

Friday, August 17, 2018

In January 1970, at the end of a five-hour town council meeting, a sole voice of opposition stood against an otherwise unanimous vote to renew a permit. The renewal, requested by the Northeast Petroleum Refinery, Inc. was the company’s first step toward building an oil refinery in Tiverton, R.I. The voice of opposition belonged to a new councilwoman, Louise Durfee.

In January 1970, at the end of a five-hour town council meeting, a sole voice of opposition stood against an otherwise unanimous vote to renew a permit. The renewal, requested... ...Read More

Save The Bay names Elizabeth Beisel swim ambassador

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Two-time Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel has been named Swim Ambassador for the 42nd Annual Save The Bay Swim. In her capacity as Swim Ambassador, Beisel will welcome swimmers and present awards, lead youth swim clinics, share swim training tips, and participate in the 1.7-nautical-mile challenge across the Bay.

Two-time Olympic medalist and Saunderstown native Elizabeth Beisel has been named Swim Ambassador for the 42nd Annual Save The Bay Swim. In her capacity as Swim Ambassador, Beisel will welcome... ...Read More

Save The Bay launches volunteer citizen Water Reporter Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Save The Bay invites community members to become volunteer Water Reporters, helping Save The Bay fight pollution and other watershed issues around the state. The Water Reporter Program is a social network of community volunteers who use the Water Reporter App to share photographic observations of water and shoreline conditions with Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers.

Save The Bay invites community members to become volunteer Water Reporters, helping Save The Bay fight pollution and other watershed issues around the state. The Water Reporter Program is a... ...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.