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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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