Save The Bay



Save The Bay's mission is to protect and improve Narragansett Bay.
Our vision is a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all.
Save The Bay is an independent, member-supported, nonprofit organization. We got our start as a grassroots organization in 1970, when a small group of concerned citizens came together to fight an oil refinery proposed for the shores of Tiverton. Their work began our legacy as the eyes, ears and voice for Narragansett Bay. Today we carry out our mission through three areas of work: advocacy, education, and habitat restoration and adaptation.
  • We watch over the government and citizenry for proposals or activities that will degrade the environmental quality of the Bay, basin, and watershed, and we champion policies and legislation that maintain strong protections for our natural resources.
  • We actively work in the field to rebuild and restore habitats compromised by pollution, outdated infrastructure, storms and sea level rise.
  • And we foster an understanding and sense of personal responsibility among the next generation of Bay stewards through education programs that engage children and adults with the Bay and its inhabitants.

Visit to check out our current volunteer opportunities, including shoreline cleanups, Exploration Center & Aquarium volunteering, internships, and more!

Sustainable Development Goals
11 People | 25 Impacts | 202 Hours

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