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Improving Water Quality

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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

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Green Infrastructure: One Water Quality Solution

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Green infrastructure is the utilization of nature-based solutions to try and filter runoff and return it to the Earth where it falls. These solutions range from residential rain gardens and neighborhood green spaces to permeable pavements and bioswales.

Green infrastructure is the utilization of nature-based solutions to try and filter runoff and return it to the Earth where it falls. These solutions range from residential rain gardens and... ...Read More

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Spades of work to save our salt marshes

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Salt marshes, like Winnapaug, across Rhode Island, face multiple and complex challenges to their continued survival. Digging runnels can help drain water off the marsh, so that’s just what our habitat adaptation staff and interns spent their spring doing!

Salt marshes, like Winnapaug, across Rhode Island, face multiple and complex challenges to their continued survival. Digging runnels can help drain water off the marsh, so that's just what our... ...Read More

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Invest in the Bay and beyond; Vote YES on Question 2

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Invest in the Bay and beyond: Vote YES on Question 2 UPDATE: On March 2, 2021, Rhode Island voters once again overwhelmingly approved investments in clean water, beaches, parks and open spaces. THANK YOU, voters, for saying YES to Question 2! Rhode Island is holding a special election on March 2, 2021 on a series … Read More

Invest in the Bay and beyond: Vote YES on Question 2 UPDATE: On March 2, 2021, Rhode Island voters once again overwhelmingly approved investments in clean water, beaches, parks and... ...Read More

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Sites at Stake

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sites at Stake Highlights of the watershed’s most threatened natural locations by Save The Bay’s Policy Team From salt marshes to beaches, popular and familiar sites around Narragansett Bay face myriad challenges in the coming decades as pollution, climate change and rising sea levels threaten valuable habitats, public access sites, and more.    Location: The … Read More

Sites at Stake Highlights of the watershed’s most threatened natural locations by Save The Bay’s Policy Team From salt marshes to beaches, popular and familiar sites around Narragansett Bay face... ...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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