Statement on Racial Injustice

Dear Friends,

There are no words to describe our grief and outrage at the latest examples, in a seemingly endless cycle, of police violence against the black community. We are only further disgusted by the heavy-handed police treatment of peaceful protesters across the country.

In our work, we see systemic racism in the ways that communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate change, are less likely to have access to clean water, and have fewer opportunities to access and enjoy nature safely.

Save The Bay supports all who have been working to correct the injustices caused by racism. As an organization borne of grassroots community efforts, we believe in the power of a unified community voice as a catalyst for change.

We also believe that real change starts at home. We know that diversity, equity and inclusion are necessary to effectively achieve any mission, and Save The Bay can do more to engage and include diverse voices in our organization. We take this moment to recommit ourselves to fostering trust and strengthening our relationships with organizations and individuals within communities of color.

Racism has no place in a civilized society. We speak for all of us at Save The Bay in saying that a safe environment is a human right—and a safe environment cannot exist in tandem with injustice and bigotry.

– Cheryl Nathanson, Board President, and Jonathan Stone, Executive Director

*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.


July 11, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (, or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.