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Stories and Memories

Students on a boat-based marine science trip

Melissa Turner

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

During my first few years of teaching grade five in Newport, we would take out students out on a Save the Bay vessel to conduct water tests and trawl the bay. This trip sadly ended because we ran out of funding to support it. It was so disheartening as our students would come alive when … Read More

During my first few years of teaching grade five in Newport, we would take out students out on a Save the Bay vessel to conduct water tests and trawl the... ...Read More

Edgewood Yacht Club circa 1980s

Gidget Loomis

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

As a teen in the mid-60s my sister and I raced our BlueJay every single weekend at a regatta somewhere on the Bay. Predictably at each Edgewood regatta (Providence River just south of the STB headquarters) we would get into an argument over who would reach over the side to scrub off the brown oily … Read More

As a teen in the mid-60s my sister and I raced our BlueJay every single weekend at a regatta somewhere on the Bay. Predictably at each Edgewood regatta (Providence River... ...Read More

Children at the beach looking at horseshoe crabs

Tammy C.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Horseshoe crabs! This past spring, the kids and I enjoyed a late afternoon at Goddard Park beach. We saw four pairs of mating horseshoe crabs right at the waterline. When we got home, we read about these “living fossils” in “Save The Bay’s Uncommon Guide” – a field guide to the flora and fauna of … Read More

Horseshoe crabs! This past spring, the kids and I enjoyed a late afternoon at Goddard Park beach. We saw four pairs of mating horseshoe crabs right at the waterline. When... ...Read More

Moonstone Beach, courtesy VisitRI.com

Don Fowler

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

My favorite memories were back in the 70s, when the Butler and Fowler families would drive from Cranston to Moonstone Beach, which was the best family beach in R.I. Our young children would swim in the adjacent salt pond while adults swam in the ocean. We all gathered moonstones. In the 80s, the beach became … Read More

My favorite memories were back in the 70s, when the Butler and Fowler families would drive from Cranston to Moonstone Beach, which was the best family beach in R.I. Our... ...Read More

Woman with her two kids on a boat

Rachel M.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

My favorite memory, so far, is being out on the water with my husband and two kids this summer. You think summer is a time to slow down and relax but it feels even busier than the rest of the year—especially with two young kids. So, we try to enjoy every little bit of nice weather—on the boat, at the beach, everywhere—with each other.

My favorite memory, so far, is being out on the water with my husband and two kids this summer. You think summer is a time to slow down and relax... ...Read More

Linda S.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Back when my son was small, we spent a few summers on Jamestown. There are many special Bay-related memories but one of my favorites is of swimming at night in the bioluminescence.

Back when my son was small, we spent a few summers on Jamestown. There are many special Bay-related memories but one of my favorites is of swimming at night in... ...Read More

Jerry B.

Monday, July 22, 2019

When the Big Mamie was towed in from the Atlantic Ocean through Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay to its final destination in Fall River Cove, my father, my mother and I were out in our 16-foot powerboat following her in to her final destination with hundreds of other boats.

When the Big Mamie was towed in from the Atlantic Ocean through Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay to its final destination in Fall River Cove, my father, my mother... ...Read More

Alice L.

Friday, July 12, 2019

I remember being a small child and clamming at Oakland Beach with my father and his cousin, my brothers and my sister.

I remember being a small child and clamming at Oakland Beach with my father and his cousin, my brothers and my sister. ...Read More

The Bay That Saves Me!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

For me over the past few years, the bay has become an escape from the everyday. It gets me away from the craziness of life, business, and the big cities. I love to kayak and fish the bay and I have incredible memories of…

For me over the past few years, the bay has become an escape from the everyday. It gets me away from the craziness of life, business, and the big cities.... ...Read More

Bay Bottom Blotch

The Birth of the Bay Bottom Blotch

Monday, April 29, 2019

My uncle, Aaron Cohen, one of my biggest fans, heard through a close friend working with Save The Bay that the organization was looking for a mascot to appear at an early fundraising meeting, to hit home the message that pollution in the Bay was a serious problem, with dire consequences. I earned the commission with my proposal for the creation of a weary, soggy, beleaguered creature called the Bay Bottom Blotch, who’d climb out of the bay, appear in the meeting room and deliver an impassioned speech about his intolerable living conditions.

My uncle, Aaron Cohen, one of my biggest fans, heard through a close friend working with Save The Bay that the organization was looking for a mascot to appear at... ...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 11, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (savebay@savebay.org), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.