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Reflecting on the 2022 R.I. legislative session

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Now that the 2022 legislative session has come to a close, we’re pleased to report that we made significant progress in each of our priority areas.

Now that the 2022 legislative session has come to a close, we’re pleased to report that we made significant progress in each of our priority areas. ...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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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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Save The Bay’s 2022 Legislative Priorities

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Save The Bay’s 2022 Legislative Priorities Jed Thorp, advocacy coordinator During the 2021 Rhode Island legislative session, several bills passed that were important to Narragansett Bay: the establishment of the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund (OSCAR,) the passage of the Act on Climate, the banning of the intentional release of helium balloons, and … Read More

Save The Bay’s 2022 Legislative Priorities Jed Thorp, advocacy coordinator During the 2021 Rhode Island legislative session, several bills passed that were important to Narragansett Bay: the establishment of the... ...Read More

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Shoreline access, CRMC and land use: The latest House study commissions

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The 2021 legislative session produced three study commissions, all in the House of Representatives, that focus on issues that directly impact Narragansett Bay. For that reason, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi appointed Save The Bay to serve on each commission.

The 2021 legislative session produced three study commissions, all in the House of Representatives, that focus on issues that directly impact Narragansett Bay. For that reason, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi... ...Read More

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Finishing up Work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Finishing up work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper In late September I invited Brad Chase, fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MADMF) to meet me in Taunton, Massachusetts. I was curious to see a relatively new fish ladder that was installed in late … Read More

Finishing up work on the Fish Ladder on the Draka Dam Kate McPherson, Save The Bay’s Riverkeeper In late September I invited Brad Chase, fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division... ...Read More

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Save The Bay responds to R.I. Superior Court decision on CRMC vs. Champlin’s Marina

Friday, September 10, 2021

Save The Bay is baffled and dismayed by the Rhode Island Superior Court’s decision to rule that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between CRMC and Champlin’s Marina was “conducted and created with propriety” and “sufficiently conclusive.“

Save The Bay is baffled and dismayed by the Rhode Island Superior Court’s decision to rule that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between CRMC and Champlin’s Marina was “conducted and... ...Read More

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Digging deeper: Public access in Rhode Island

Thursday, August 5, 2021

There is no doubt about it: the Rhode Island Constitution specifically protects the public’s right to access and use the shore. But the exact location of that public shoreline is harder to locate than you might think.

There is no doubt about it: the Rhode Island Constitution specifically protects the public’s right to access and use the shore. But the exact location of that public shoreline is... ...Read More