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Improving Water Quality

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of Tides Magazine. Narragansett Bay’s transformation from an open sewer to the healthier Bay of today is no accident. It is a decades-long achievement earned by … Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 2) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of... ...Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 1)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 1) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of Tides Magazine. Narragansett Bay’s transformation from an open sewer to the healthier Bay of today is no accident. It is a decades-long achievement earned by … Read More

For Clean Water – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (Part 1) By Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers This article originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of... ...Read More

Summer weather effects on Narragansett Bay

Friday, September 2, 2022

Summer weather effects on Narragansett Bay By Mackensie duPont Crowley, content & digital media specialist & Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers Narragansett Bay faces unique challenges during the hot summer months. High temperatures affect water quality and cause issues like algal blooms and fish kills. Lack of precipitation can quickly lead to drought, which has an … Read More

Summer weather effects on Narragansett Bay By Mackensie duPont Crowley, content & digital media specialist & Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers Narragansett Bay faces unique challenges during the hot summer months.... ...Read More

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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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The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Narragansett Bay is more than 700 billion gallons of saltwater sandwiched between the West Bay and East Bay. It’s a central piece of Rhode Island’s identity, and it’s the engine that has kept the state running for centuries. A resource this important requires … Read More

The Bay SAMP: An Ecosystem-based Management Plan By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper Narragansett Bay is more than 700 billion gallons of saltwater sandwiched between the West Bay and East Bay.... ...Read More

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Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper This article originally appeared in the fall 2021 edition of Tides Magazine. There is perhaps no better time to consider “resilience” than fresh off the heels of an active hurricane season that left the Narragansett Bay region with major flooding along its rivers … Read More

Defining and achieving “resilience” in Narragansett Bay By Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper This article originally appeared in the fall 2021 edition of Tides Magazine. There is perhaps no better time... ...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

Bay-Friendly Tip: Leaves can Benefit your Lawn!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Bay Friendly Tip: Leaves can Benefit your Lawn! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern Leaves as Fertilizer While many people might think that it is necessary to remove fallen leaves from their yards during the fall, keeping the leaves on your lawn might actually be more beneficial! Although the ideal time to add fertilizer to your lawn … Read More

Bay Friendly Tip: Leaves can Benefit your Lawn! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern Leaves as Fertilizer While many people might think that it is necessary to remove fallen leaves from their... ...Read More

How Nutrients Harm the Bay

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

How Nutrients Harm the Bay Excessive nutrients cause algae to grow rapidly. When the algae decompose, they use up a lot of oxygen in the water, depriving fish and shellfish of the oxygen they need to live. Fish kills occur during these “low oxygen” or “hypoxic” events. Nutrient pollution clouds the water, robbing eelgrass of the sunlight it needs … Read More

How Nutrients Harm the Bay Excessive nutrients cause algae to grow rapidly. When the algae decompose, they use up a lot of oxygen in the water, depriving fish and shellfish... ...Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern What is Litter? Litter, or the trash left on the ground in public or open areas, is one of the largest issues plaguing the world today. These non-biodegradable items, such as cigarette butts, plastic shopping bags, food wrappers, and soda cans, that are discarded during walks or … Read More

Bay-Friendly Tip: Don’t Litter! Alyssa Pietraszek, communications intern What is Litter? Litter, or the trash left on the ground in public or open areas, is one of the largest issues... ...Read More