“Saving Narragansett Bay”

Capturing Narragansett Bay’s History

The remarkable cleanup of Narragansett Bay has been referred to as a global success story. It has been an ongoing challenge, with victories won through hundreds of battles, big and small, and fought by impassioned community members.

As Save The Bay celebrates our 50th anniversary, we reflect on the work, effort, and commitment that led to both the founding of our organization, and to the cleanup of the beautiful Bay that is the very heart of our mission with Saving Narragansett Bay: How People, Passion, and Perseverance Made All The Difference.

Saving Narragansett Bay beautifully captures the battles, the stories, and the personalities that have fought to protect and improve Rhode Island’s greatest natural resource over the past five decades.

With a narrative crafted by local author, Todd McLeish, and stunning photography by iconic Rhode-Island-based photographers Onne van der Wal, Salvatore Mancini and Carmel Vitullo, this 10-chapter book belongs on every Narragansett-Bay-lover’s coffee table.


Learn about the making of "Saving Narragansett Bay" in this video interview between Save The Bay Executive Director, Jonathan Stone, and book author, Todd McLeish.


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Todd McLeish


Onne van der Wal, Salvatore Mancini, Carmel Vitullo and more

"Saving Narragansett Bay" was made possible, in part, by funding from the Heritage Harbor Foundation
“Saving Narragansett Bay” was made possible, in part, by funding from the Heritage Harbor Foundation



Look Inside!

Enjoy a sneak peek of the contents of "Saving Narragansett Bay"

Saving Narragansett Bay - A Sneak Peek

*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.