Report Water Pollution Issues

Become a Save The Bay Water Reporter and help us fight pollution and other water issues around Narragansett Bay and its watershed.

Save The Bay was founded on citizen action. Now, we’re asking people once again partner with us as advocates and vigilant guardians of Narragansett Bay and all the waters that flow into it.

Our volunteer Water Reporter Program is a social network of community volunteers who use the Water Reporter App to share pictures of water and shoreline conditions with Save The Bay and our Waterkeepers. Your volunteer-submitted pictures will help us document issues and changes taking place around the Bay’s 1,853-square-mile watershed, which stretches from southern Rhode Island as far north as Brockton and Worcester, Mass. Geo-location services embedded in each photo will help us target our advocacy efforts, identify and map trends or problems, and prioritize shorelines and beaches that need to be added to our beach cleanup program. Use the comment field to describe more about the photo and engage in conversation with our Waterkeepers and other Water Reporters.

You are intimately familiar with your favorite locations in and around Narragansett Bay, even along inland rivers and ponds, and that makes you the absolute best source of information to identify concerns. Every month, we send our Water Reporters on a mission to scour their favorite spots, on the lookout for specific types of debris, discharges, invasive vegetation, fish kills, or other items of conern. You can also send us great pictures of people using the water to fish, paddle, or swim, or even of breathtaking scenery.  We’ll use your photos to watch activities throughout the watershed, share stories on social media, and present information in conversations with policymakers and others.

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*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.