Osprey License Plate Supports Environmental Education

Sign up for Rhode Island’s specialty “osprey” license plate!

More than 2,000 Rhode Islanders are sporting the latest specialty plate in support of environmental education. Half of the $63.50 fee goes to Save The Bay and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island to fund environmental education programs. You’ll look smart and, more importantly, you’ll take pride in helping connect kids with the Bay and its watershed.

Put an Osprey on Your Car

Contact Leslie at lmunson@savebay.org or 401-272-3540 with your name and mailing address to request a License Plate Order PacketPlease note that plate batches are submitted to the DMV on the 15th of every month. Allow approximately 4-6 weeks for processing after the order is submitted to the DMV.

Can I keep my “vanity” plate numbers/letters? Yes, but only if your plate has five digits or fewer. Simply enter your current plate number/letters on the registration form and they will be applied to the new plate.

Is my vehicle eligible for an Environmental Plate?

If you can say YES to all of the following, then you are eligible for an Environmental Education license plate:

  • My vehicle is registered in Rhode Island
  • My vehicle has five digits or fewer*
  • My vehicle is a regular passenger vehicle**

*If you have a six-digit plate, you may get a five-digit plate from the DMV. Before submitting the Environmental Plate Order Form, go to the Pawtucket DMV with your six-digit plates, registration and proof of insurance. For a fee, the DMV will issue you a five-digit, numeric license plate.

**Sadly, commercial, combo and other specialty plates cannot have the Environmental Plate. (Please note: this does not include vanity plates – those are perfectly eligible as long as they have five or fewer digits). If you are not sure what type of registration you have, look at your registration card.

*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.


September 28, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

Save The Bay is now offering limited volunteer opportunities and Seal Tours and Nature Cruises, each with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of our guests and volunteers.

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.