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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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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

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BWET Field Studies: Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Investigating Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Over the course of the school year, Mrs. Miguel and I have led a dozen field studies with her freshmen students at Woonsocket High School. Together we are studying the health of Cass Pond which is located right next to their school building. … Read More

Investigating Urban Ecosystems with Woonsocket High School Students By Jeff Swanlund, education specialist Over the course of the school year, Mrs. Miguel and I have led a dozen field studies... ...Read More

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COVID-19 and environmental enforcement

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the Trump Administration announced that regulated entities will not be fined for violating laws related to pollution prevention (such as monitoring and reporting discharges of pollutants) if the EPA determines that COVID-19 was the cause.  

On March 26, 2020, the Trump Administration announced that regulated entities will not be fined for violating laws related to pollution prevention (such as monitoring and reporting discharges of pollutants) if the EPA determines... ...Read More

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Save The Bay weighs in on the “State of the Bay”

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Baykeeper Mike Jarbeau join WPRI Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo, R.I. DEM Director Janet Coit, and others to weigh in on the past, present and future of Narragansett Bay.

Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Baykeeper Mike Jarbeau join WPRI Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo, R.I. DEM Director Janet Coit, and others to weigh in on the past,... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native  It is important to remember that preserving and conserving natural plant communities doesn’t have to happen solely in a nature preserve, outside of your home or business, but indeed in your own backyard! Your swath of land, however small, is part of our greater ecosystem, and the landscaping choices you … Read More

Bay-Friendly Living Tip: Plant Native  It is important to remember that preserving and conserving natural plant communities doesn’t have to happen solely in a nature preserve, outside of your home... ...Read More