Save The Bay offers opportunities to join or lead Earth Day cleanups throughout April


Save The Bay offers volunteers opportunities to join or lead Earth Day cleanups throughout April

PROVIDENCE, RI – March 28, 2019 – In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Save The Bay has organized several beach cleanups around Narragansett Bay, giving individuals, families and groups many options for getting involved, before, during and after the Earth Day weekend.

“Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment,” said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. “And you can really see the difference you make when you’ve completed a cleanup!”

Save The Bay also offers training and resources to individuals who are interested in organizing cleanups at sites in their community. “It’s not hard to run your own cleanup,” explained Lewis. “We make sure that we provide cleanup leaders with all the tools they need at a cleanup leader training.”

Scheduled Earth Day cleanup locations, dates and times include:

The next cleanup leader training will take place on:

  • Saturday, March 30 • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Fields Point/Save The Bay Center, Providence • More info and signup

Save The Bay holds beach cleanups every year, from spring through fall. During last year’s Earth Day season cleanup efforts, 574 volunteers collected 3,750 pounds of trash and debris at shorelines all over Rhode Island. Spring cleanups will continue into May and beyond, and Lewis encourages interested volunteers to visit for the latest schedule.


About Save The Bay: Founded in 1970, Save The Bay is currently celebrating 50 years of advocacy, education, and restoration efforts in its mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and its watershed. An 18-month celebration marks the anniversary with special events and a capital campaign to unite the community and lay the foundation for Save The Bay’s continued work toward a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to everyone and globally recognized as an environmental treasure.

*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.