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The Maidford River experiencing drought in 2020.

Drought in the watershed

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

During drought conditions, we can all take steps to support our local ecosystems. Riverkeeper Kate McPherson shares some of her personal tips for reducing water use, and therefore supporting the Narragansett Bay watershed, during drought:

During drought conditions, we can all take steps to support our local ecosystems. Riverkeeper Kate McPherson shares some of her personal tips for reducing water use, and therefore supporting the... ...Read More

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RIDEM enforcement cases deemed public record

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

RIDEM enforcement cases deemed public record by Kendra Beaver, staff attorney Enforcement of environmental law is critical to the health of Narragansett Bay, and the public has a right to know whether or not these laws are being enforced—but, without access to information about enforcement, we are left in the dark. That is why Save … Read More

RIDEM enforcement cases deemed public record by Kendra Beaver, staff attorney Enforcement of environmental law is critical to the health of Narragansett Bay, and the public has a right to... ...Read More

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Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden

Monday, August 31, 2020

Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Menhaden are vitally important to the ecological health of Narragansett Bay. They are prolific filter feeders that remove nitrogen from Bay waters, and are an important food source for many of the Bay’s common species. In the spring, huge schools of menhaden … Read More

Historic win for the protection of Atlantic menhaden by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Menhaden are vitally important to the ecological health of Narragansett Bay. They are prolific filter feeders that... ...Read More

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Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic Mackensie duPont Crowley, Save The Bay’s communications specialist What happens to all of that wastewater from your toilet, sink or shower? For many homeowners, it gets piped to a central, wastewater treatment plant.  But for many others, wastewater is treated in a septic system, which is in the ground … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Maintain Your Septic Mackensie duPont Crowley, Save The Bay’s communications specialist What happens to all of that wastewater from your toilet, sink or shower? For many homeowners,... ...Read More

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D.E.M.’s climate resilience funding is a testament to the value of long-term, collaborative advocacy efforts

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Rhode Island D.E.M. has awarded $4,360,600 in matching grants to communities for climate resilience projects. The funding serves as a perfect example of how environmental advocacy can take time and effort, but result in significant returns.

Rhode Island D.E.M. has awarded $4,360,600 in matching grants to communities for climate resilience projects. The funding serves as a perfect example of how environmental advocacy can take time and... ...Read More

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Comments Submitted: Albion Dam Retrofit Permit Application

Monday, June 22, 2020

New England Hydropower filed an application to retrofit the Albion Dam to produce electricity. It proposes the construction of a temporary access road and a 20-foot-wide permanent access road along the Blackstone River that would destroy trees, reduce recreational opportunities, and could affect water quality.

New England Hydropower filed an application to retrofit the Albion Dam to produce electricity. It proposes the construction of a temporary access road and a 20-foot-wide permanent access road along... ...Read More

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R.I. Legislators, Gov. Raimondo: We Need Narragansett Bay to Support Our Recovery

Monday, June 1, 2020

U.S. Sen. John Chafee once observed that “Narragansett Bay is good for the soul.” In the earliest days of the pandemic, Rhode Islanders sought solace — defined as “comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness” — at the beaches, parks and shorelines that make the Ocean State our home.

U.S. Sen. John Chafee once observed that “Narragansett Bay is good for the soul.” In the earliest days of the pandemic, Rhode Islanders sought solace — defined as “comfort or... ...Read More

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Taste of The Bay event transformed into a fundraiser for partners in the food and beverage industries

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ticket proceeds will be evenly distributed among the event’s loyal vendors, all of whom have regularly donated their fare to the fundraiser in the past and who are now being impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

Ticket proceeds will be evenly distributed among the event’s loyal vendors, all of whom have regularly donated their fare to the fundraiser in the past and who are now being... ...Read More

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Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Rain Garden

Friday, April 17, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Rain Garden Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Up to half of all polluted runoff, one of the main causes of beach closures and fish kills, comes from residential properties. The grass in your yard is not the most effective surface material to handle this rainwater, which washes pollutants like pesticides, … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant a Rain Garden Mackensie duPont Crowley, communications specialist Up to half of all polluted runoff, one of the main causes of beach closures and fish kills,... ...Read More