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Become A Member

Become A Member

Save The Bay is a member-supported nonprofit organization. The resources to do our work and our standing to take certain legal actions depend on the strength of our membership. Join us!

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The beauty and bounty of Narragansett Bay are vital to the economic vitality of our region. As a member-supported nonprofit organization, we depend on our corporate partners and sponsors.

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Your financial support helps us carry out our mission to to protect the health and future of Narragansett Bay for generations to come. Discover the many ways you can donate to Save The Bay.

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Volunteer and Internships

Volunteer and Internships

From the very first days of Save The Bay, volunteers and interns have been the backbone of our work. Every year, thousands of volunteers and interns make the difference for Narragansett Bay.

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Bay Friendly Actions

Bay Friendly Actions

Small actions by many people make a world of difference for the health of Narragansett Bay and all the waters that flow into it. Discover how you can help—from your own backyard and beyond.

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Voice Your Support

Voice Your Support

Read about our legislative priorities and use our online tool, VoterVoice, to easily and quickly make your voice known to your elected officials. Together, we can make the difference!

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Hear From Our Donors & Volunteers

We support Save The Bay’s mission because we feel the health and sustenance of Narragansett Bay is arguably the most important factor in the State of Rhode Islan’d long-term success, economically and as a quality place to live.
- Joan and Rich, Donors
I led my first coastal cleanup about 27 years ago. I was concerned about the condition we were leaving our plant in for future generations and I wanted to do my part. I found Save The Bay was doing that in a variety of ways. Do you want to help preserve the natural workd? Then become active in an organization that protects irr. We do make a difference. You too can help save the planet a little piece at a time.
- Bill, Volunteer

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What You Can Do Today To Help Narragansett Bay

Join a Beach Cleanup near you!

Join a Beach Cleanup near you!

Help Save The Bay remove trash left on beaches and shorelines all over the state. Beach cleanups are a great activity for clubs, corporate teams, families and individuals.

Sign up for a Cleanup
Practice Bay-Friendly Living

Practice Bay-Friendly Living

Learn and practice our lawncare and lifestyle tips to save you time and money, and save the Bay. Every small action by many people can make a big difference.

Visit Our Bay-Friendly Tips Page
Support Environmental Legislation

Support Environmental Legislation

Stand with Save The Bay in supporting a statewide ban on single-use plastics and legislation to establish the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund.

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Impact Stats


K-12 students

received marine science education programs last year


salt marsh grasses

were planted by Save The Bay staff and volunteers last year


water quality samples

were taken in the Pawcatuck River and Little Narragansett Bay


pounds of trash

were removed from the R.I. shoreline last year

Report pollution when you see it

Water ReporterThe Water Reporter App is the perfect way to let Save The Bay know when there’s a problem in our local waters. You can be our eyes and noses across the watershed. So if you see or smell anything that might be pollution, snap a photo, write a caption and send it to us on Water Reporter.

Available on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Hold your own shoreline cleanup

Clean Swell AppThe Clean Swell App lets volunteers upload important cleanup data in real-time to the world’s largest marine debris database. This database is used by scientists, conservation groups, governments and industry leaders to study ocean trash and take action to ensure trash never reaches our beaches.

Available on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Report flooding and storm surges

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The MyCoast App lets you upload pictures that capture the highest tides, show storm damage and erosion and record localized flooding. By recording these events, you’ll help decision-makers, emergency managers and others make better decisions about how to protect our coastal communities and assets.

Available on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

You have funding options!

Educators, nothing should stand in the way of giving your students the educational experience of a lifetime: including a lack of funding. We want to support you in your search for funding and have compiled the tips and sources on this page to help you get started.

Ideas to consider:

  • Discuss funding options with your school’s PTA or PTO
  • Organize a fundraiser, such as a bake sale
  • Meet with your local Rotary Club
  • Research available grants for teachers and schools


Save The Bay’s three Waterkeepers engage in the collection and interpretation of data to inform the public and affect policy; urge our public officials to make protection of our most valuable resource a top priority, and hold them accountable for actions that affect Bay quality. As members of the Waterkeeper Alliance, which has more than 300 programs worldwide, Save The Bay’s Waterkeepers are part of a network of specialists with a passion for defending the environment and a devotion to working in their communities.


Mike Jarbeau

As Save The Bay’s “eyes and ears” on Narragansett Bay, the Baykeeper identifies and responds to environmental threats by keeping in close contact with members of the Bay community and with environmental agencies. Save The Bay created the Baykeeper program in 1993 to strengthen our direct action, legal and regulatory watchdogging and pollution response capacity.
See pollution, or another issue, in the Bay? Report it to the Baykeeper:




David Prescott

Our South County Coastkeeper works in the community—both on and off the water—to protect, restore, and promote stewardship of the unique and magnificent waterways of Little Narragansett Bay, the Pawcatuck River, and the South Coast. The Coastkeeper program was launched in 2007 from Save The Bay’s South Coast Center in Westerly, R.I., creating a Save The Bay presence in Southern Rhode Island.
See pollution, or another issue, along the coast? Report it to the Coastkeeper:



Kate McPherson

Our Riverkeeper works to protect, restore, and promote stewardship of the vast network of remarkable rivers within the Narragansett Bay watershed, 60% of which is in Massachusetts. The Riverkeeper program was developed in 2016 to monitor Narragansett Bay’s tributary watershed, including the Blackstone, Ten Mile, Runnins, Palmer, Kickemuit, Cole, Lee and Taunton Rivers.
See pollution, or another issue, in our region’s rivers? Report it to the Riverkeeper:


Many thanks to our generous 50th Anniversary sponsors:


Sage Family Foundation

Thank you, Waterson LLC for supporting our 50th Anniversary and our 2020 Events season!

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REI logo


Logo of FL Putnam, 50th anniversary celebration sponsor


BCBSRI, a 50th anniversary sponsor

Citrin Cooperman Logo

Thanks, Roger Williams University, for sponsoring our 50th anniversary celebration!

Many thank to Brown University for sponsoring our 50th Anniversary celebration

Arbella Insurance Foundation Logo


Starkweather & Shepley Logo




Coast-To-Coast Promotional Products logo


Thank you to our Four Season Sponsors:


Logo of sponsor BayCoast Bank

Caster Communications logo

Many thanks for UNFI for joining us as a yearlong sponsor!

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors:

The Arbella Insurance Foundation logo, features dark blue text and a double masted sailing vessel


Thank you, Waterson LLC for supporting our 50th Anniversary and our 2020 Events season!

Thanks, Bank of America, for sponsoring our 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Thanks for being a 50th Anniversary Sponsor, National Grid!


Many thanks for UNFI for joining us as a yearlong sponsor!




Logo of FL Putnam, 50th anniversary celebration sponsor

Thank you, Conanicut Marine Services, for sponsoring Save The Bay in 2020!


Rexel Energy Solutions logo, blue with white text

Save The Bay is also grateful to receive
ongoing support from the following partners… 

The Granny Squibb Company logo
The Granny Squibb Company donates a portion of the proceeds from the “Charlie’s Cranberry” tea to Save The Bay.
Green River Silver, Co. Logo
Green River Silver, Co. donates a portion of the proceeds from the “Rhode Island” line to Save The Bay.

Interested in becoming a Save The Bay sponsor or partner?

For information about participating in or sponsoring this great event, contact Leanne Danielsen or call 401-272-3540 x140.

*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.


August 26, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (, or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.