Annual Meeting & Environmental Awards


Thursday, June 13, 2019
Annual Meeting • 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Taste of The Bay • 7 – 9 p.m.


The Bay Center
100 Save The Bay Drive
Providence, R.I. 02905

Join us every June as we celebrate the past year’s accomplishments!

Our Annual Meeting is an opportunity for all Save The Bay members to gather and recount the accomplishments of the past year. It also serves as the perfect opportunity to recognize local environmental heroes for their individual accomplishments as we present our annual Environmental Awards.

The Environmental Awards, presented in six categories, recognize those making exceptional strides toward the betterment of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. Supported by public nomination, the awardees are devoted the their local, state, and environmental communities.


2017, Year In Review



The Environmental Achievement Award

The Environmental Achievement Award is presented annually to individuals, corporations or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the environmental protection of Narragansett Bay and its watershed.

2018 Winner:
Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA)

The Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy

The Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy is awarded annually to an individual who has displayed an extraordinary commitment to the environmental protection of Narragansett Bay and its watershed through advocacy, community leadership, and/or direct action. The winner receives a $1,000 cash award.

2018 Winner:
Barbara Rubine

Bay Educator of the Year

The Bay Educator of the Year award is presented annually by Save The Bay’s education team to a teacher, principal or other education leader who has demonstrated exemplary environmental leadership for his/her students.

2018 Winner:
Neil Marcaccio

Bay Student of the Year

Every year, our education team recognizes one student who stands out and above the rest in his/her growth, understanding and commitment to their role as a Narragansett Bay steward for the next generation.

2018 Winners:
Students of the Mount Hope High School Environmental Club

Volunteer of the Year

Our volunteer team annually recognizes one volunteer who has gone above and beyond all others in his/her selfless commitment to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay.

2018 Winners:
Stacy Coutu & David Bolanger

We will begin accepting nominations for the upcoming Annual Meeting in March 2019.

Check back then to nominate someone you know!

Explore the Annual Meeting

*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.