Become a Member

It Takes a Community to Save The Bay

Save The Bay was founded in 1970 with the community's desire to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. Since then, Save The Bay has grown as a community organization committed to the health and future of the Bay, and to educating current and future generations of Bay stewards.

More people than ever before are able to swim, fish, sail and enjoy the waters of Narragansett Bay. This is only possible due to the support of thousands of members who all want the same thing - a clean and healthy Narragansett Bay.  

Save The Bay's Members are heros for our Bay and the backbone of everything that we do as an organization.

Today's members directly help us achieve our mission by:

  • Counting themselves as active supporters of Save The Bay while we watch over the activities and programs of our government and fellow citizens.
  • Providing vital financial support of community and education programs that increase the public's environmental awareness and knowledge of important Bay-related issues.
  • Supporting community projects that restore the Bay's vital habitats.

Member Benefits

As a "thank you" for your support, we are pleased to offer you a subscription to our biannual Tides Magazine, a 10 percent discount on Explore The Bay public programs and Save The Bay merchandise, invitations to Save The Bay events, and these additional member benefits. Additionally, Family members and above enjoy free admission for 2 adults and 4 children to our Newport Exploration Center and Aquarium.

Together, we can work towards the Bay people want, and protect Rhode Island's greatest natural resource. We invite  you to make a difference.  Join Save The Bay as a Member TODAY! 


Questions? Contact our Membership & Individual Giving Manager, Jackie Carlson at

To mail in your membership, please download the membership form.

Monthly Giving Program: Members at the Bay Club giving level ($100 and above) or higher can have annual membership dues automatically charged to a credit or debit card on a monthly basis through our Monthly Giving Program. Call 401-272-3540 x106 or e-mail Jackie Carlson at for more information. 




"Being a member of Save The Bay is just my small part for the cause of protecting Narragansett Bay. I like knowing I am one of many who collectively can really help Save The Bay."

- Anonymous member


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Family Memberships and above receive FREE admission to Save The Bay's Exploration Center & Aquarium in Newport!