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?
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.