Strategic Plan 2027

Save The Bay’s 2027 Strategic Plan

At Save The Bay, our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay is more than just a slogan; it is our passion and lifeblood. Every day we ask ourselves: how do we translate this mission statement into effective action? How do we organize ourselves to make a real and lasting difference in the health and resilience of Narragansett Bay?

Cover of Save The Bay's 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

Over the decades, we have constantly refined our objectives to focus on the most pressing challenges. And we have honed the strategies we use to achieve results, by adding new programs, adopting the best available science, engaging more people, and investing in new capacity. By intentionally refreshing our strategies and clarifying our areas of focus, we increase our impact and strengthen our ability to solve emerging challenges that threaten the Bay and its surrounding waters.

During 2021, our staff, Board, and Board Committees dove headfirst into the task of charting the course for the organization for the next half-decade. The co-chairs of our Strategic Planning process, George Shuster and Tim Palmer, led a year-long effort to listen and learn. The Board solicited input from our experienced staff, consulted with expert volunteers on our many Board committees, and conducted an extensive series of eight focus group discussions. These focus groups included leaders of peer organizations, environmental regulators, educators, scientists, and community leaders with extensive experience in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations.

The net result of this planning effort is Save The Bay’s 2027 Strategic Plan, which the Board formally adopted in February 2022. This plan contains three key pillars:

  • Sharpening the focus of our advocacy and habitat restoration efforts
  • Expanding and enriching our environmental education programs
  • Strengthening our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do

Keep reading to learn more about our strategic plan, or download the plan here

The measure of any effective Strategic Plan is successful implementation. We are committed—at every level of the organization—to monitoring progress, ensuring accountability, and achieving the specific goals and objectives of this plan.
Jonathan Stone, Save The Bay Executive Director

2027 Strategic Plan Pillars

Education

Education

Expand our reach

Strategy
Advocacy

Advocacy

Strengthen our impact

Strategy
DEI

DEI

Deepen engagement

Strategy

*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.

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