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!Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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!Learn More
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Protect our coast, stop offshore drilling!
Offshore drilling has led to some of the greatest manmade disasters of our time. Oil spills kill marine life, devastate ocean environments, and risk the livelihoods of coastal communities.Sign The Petition
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Assessing River & Stream Continuity
Deep in the headwaters of the Woonasquatucket River watershed, Riverkeeper Kate McPherson assesses road-stream crossings as part of R.I’s River and Stream Continuity Pilot Program.
Reducing polluted runoff in a town near you
Increased development and precipitation changes around the Bay mean more pollution and more beach closures, adding to our sense of urgency to address the problem of polluted runoff.
Fighting for Atlantic Herring
This fall, we championed strong, ecosystem-based management measures for the Atlantic herring—one of the most important keystone species in the Narragansett Bay ecosystem.
What You Can Do Today To Help Narragansett Bay
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
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
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.Learn More and Take Action
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
The 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.
Hold your own shoreline cleanup
The 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.
Report flooding and storm surges
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
Thank you to our 2020 sponsors: