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Improving Water Quality

NBEP workshop highlights efforts to improve Blackstone River and its watershed

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program workshop highlights efforts to improve Blackstone River and its watershed

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The first known water quality complaints about the Blackstone River emerged in 1719, and by 1990 it was deemed “the most polluted river in the country.” But on April 29th, many of those who have contributed to improvement in the Blackstone met to discuss successes, strategies and plans for continued improvement.

The first known water quality complaints about the Blackstone River emerged in 1719, and by 1990 it was deemed "the most polluted river in the country." But on April 29th,... ...Read More

Brayton Point Cooling Tower implosions. Photo by Karyn Jimenez-Elliot

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed

Monday, April 29, 2019

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper As we often say at Save The Bay, some of the greatest victories take the most time. On Saturday, the implosion of the Brayton Point’s twin cooling towers placed an exclamation point on the end of the coal era … Read More

The end of the coal era in the Narragansett Bay watershed by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper As we often say at Save The Bay, some of the greatest victories take... ...Read More

West Warwick Wastewater Treatment Plant during the 2010 Floods

To DEM: Reduce pollution by wastewater treatment facilities

Monday, February 4, 2019

Save The Bay is reviewing discharge permits for three of Rhode Island’s larger wastewater treatment facilities that are up for renewal by DEM. We are advocating that these permits be revised with stricter nitrogen limits, to continue progression toward meeting water quality standards in Narragansett Bay.

Save The Bay is reviewing discharge permits for three of Rhode Island’s larger wastewater treatment facilities that are up for renewal by DEM. We are advocating that these permits be... ...Read More

Westerly Town Beach Erosion

Saving The Bay at the Statehouse

Monday, January 21, 2019

This legislative session, Save The Bay will continue to advocate for laws that protect Narragansett Bay, Little Narragansett Bay, our coasts and our watershed; push our priorities; be on the lookout for new threats; and focus on three major issues: climate change, plastics pollution and the improvement of the Coastal Resources Management Council.

This legislative session, Save The Bay will continue to advocate for laws that protect Narragansett Bay, Little Narragansett Bay, our coasts and our watershed; push our priorities; be on the... ...Read More

Microplastics Trawl

Trawling for Microplastics

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Trawling for Microplastics by Save The Bay Waterkeepers Mike Jarbeau, Kate McPherson, David Prescott We’ve all heard the stories and seen the pictures of giant mats of plastic trash floating in our oceans. But it’s not just an issue in faraway oceans on the other side of the globe. Plastic trash litters our own coasts … Read More

Trawling for Microplastics by Save The Bay Waterkeepers Mike Jarbeau, Kate McPherson, David Prescott We’ve all heard the stories and seen the pictures of giant mats of plastic trash floating... ...Read More

Fishing in Hundred Acre Cove

Save The Bay and partners to develop water quality improvement plan for Hundred Acre Cove

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hundred Acre Cove has been closed to shellfishing since the 1990s due to bacterial pollution, but Save The Bay and partners are working to reverse this long-standing trend. Over the next three years, Save The Bay and its bi-state partners will review pre-existing data, conduct an existing conditions assessment, and work with project partners to develop and implement a plan for future actions.

Hundred Acre Cove has been closed to shellfishing since the 1990s due to bacterial pollution, but Save The Bay and partners are working to reverse this long-standing trend. Over the... ...Read More

ICC Trash Tally Sheet

The Problem with Plastics

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Problem With Plastics by Jonathan Stone, executive director, and Topher Hamblett, director of advocacy The cleanup of Narragansett Bay is a remarkable achievement that the people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts are rightfully proud of. Bay waters and beaches that were, just a generation ago, choked with raw sewage, industrial waste and other pollutants … Read More

The Problem With Plastics by Jonathan Stone, executive director, and Topher Hamblett, director of advocacy The cleanup of Narragansett Bay is a remarkable achievement that the people of Rhode Island... ...Read More

Seaverge

New Boat. Same Mission.

Monday, December 10, 2018

New Boat. Same Mission. by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper When Save The Bay’s fleet of small boats is hauled out of the water this time of year for winterization, we try to ensure that at least one of our trailerable boats is ready to respond on the Bay if needed. And as we pulled Seaverge … Read More

New Boat. Same Mission. by Mike Jarbeau, Narragansett Baykeeper When Save The Bay’s fleet of small boats is hauled out of the water this time of year for winterization, we... ...Read More

Rome Point Trail

Preserving a non-nuclearized Rome Point

Thursday, November 8, 2018

When a twin-reactor nuclear power plant was planned for construction at Rome Point, North Kingstown in 1972, Save The Bay sprung into action, rallying Rhode Island residents against the proposed facility and saving one of North Kingstown’s gorgeous nature preserves from being bulldozed over.

When a twin-reactor nuclear power plant was planned for construction at Rome Point, North Kingstown in 1972, Save The Bay sprung into action, rallying Rhode Island residents against the proposed... ...Read More

Why Vote Yes on the Green Economy and Clean Water Bond?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

As a native Rhode Islander, I’m proud of our state’s history of voting for major investments in the cleanup of Narragansett Bay. We have always stepped up for the Bay, as well as clean drinking water, open space and recreation, farmland protection, and the cleanup of polluted industrial sites.

As a native Rhode Islander, I'm proud of our state's history of voting for major investments in the cleanup of Narragansett Bay. We have always stepped up for the Bay,... ...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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