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Special Events & Fundraisers

The Swim

Our signature event, the Save The Bay Swim is a celebration of the cleanup of Narragansett Bay since 1970. As many as 500 swimmers and kayakers participate in this iconic two-mile, open-water swim across Narragansett Bay’s East Passage to raise critical funds and awareness toward our efforts protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region.

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International Coastal Cleanup

Save The Bay is proud to coordinate Rhode Island’s participation in the International Coastal Cleanup, bringing more than 2,200 local volunteers together with over a half-million volunteers worldwide to remove litter and marine debris from our beautiful beaches and shorelines.

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Taste of The Bay

This Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay follows Save The Bay’s annual meeting. Enjoy a delicious sampling of locally-grown, harvested, and prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shell fisherman, bakeries, breweries, wineries and more, while taking in beautiful scenery and live music!

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Annual Meeting and Environmental Awards

Our annual membership meeting is our opportunity to highlight our accomplishments and the support of our members in achieving those accomplishments and to recognize a number of environmental heroes through our annual environmental awards celebration. The annual meeting immediately precedes our Taste of the Bay event.

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Artists for The Bay Show & Sale

More than 60 local artists, artisans, and jewelry-makers come together to share their talents and passion for Narragansett Bay in this Art Show & Sale benefitting Save The Bay. Timed perfectly for holiday shopping, the show features painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, textiles, mixed media and more.

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*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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September 28, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

Save The Bay is now offering limited volunteer opportunities and Seal Tours and Nature Cruises, each with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.