On The Water

On The Water

We’d love to see a Narragansett Bay that’s fully swimmable, fishable, healthy, and accessible to everyone. And all who enjoy our local waters—whether that’s in it, on it, or around it— can help keep it clean by practicing a few simple, responsible tips.

1. Keep Litter Out of the Water.

  • Take extra care that fishing line doesn’t end up in the water to entangle and endanger wildlife.
  • Keep a bottle, can, or anything to use as a portable ashtray for your cigarette buts; then dispose of it in a trash can.
  • When boating, dispose of trash properly when you get back to shore. Never throw litter overboard.
  • Pick up trash you see floating in the water.

2. Pump Out Properly

  • When boating, never dump raw sewage into the water.
  • Store your waste in a holding tank and pump it out at a designated pumpout station.

3. Avoid Spills

  • When fueling up your boat, use a funnel and don’t overspill.
  • Keep bilge water clean by using a bilge sock to absorb oil.
  • Store used oil in a covered container and turn it in at a designated oil recycling facility.

*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.


March 25, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed through April 10, 2020 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

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.

Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page every weekday at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page