Join or make a tax-deductible contribution to SwimRI's team for the Save The Bay Swim and help us support and protect a healthy Narragansett Bay.
Anyone swimming, kayaking or raising money for Save The Bay can join our team. We always take a team photo in SwimRI t-shirts before the Swim, and we usually hold a team social event later that day. This year we're honored to welcome Save The Bay Ambassador and Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel to our SwimRI team.
For the past several years SwimRI and its predecessor (the former Newport Athletic Club team) has been the largest Save The Bay team, both in the number of participants and the aggregate funds raised -- usually $20K to $40K.
Your support as a donor, swimmer, kayaker or volunteer will help support Save The Bay's mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay as a swimmable, fishable, healthy waterway that is accessible to all and recognized as the natural treasure it is.
Save The Bay defends the public's right to use and enjoy the Bay and its surrounding waters, and it fosters an ethic of environmental stewardship among people who live in or visit the Narragansett Bay region.
Save the Bay's leadership, staff and volunteers support an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action:
- The Narragansett Baykeeper, Narragansett Bay Riverkeeper and South County Coastkeeper act as watchdogs to ensure the Bay and its watershed is protected.
- Educators keep the public aware of the importance of our waters and teach good stewardship.
- The policy team works with state and local governments to pass laws that protect the Bay and keep lines of communication open with lawmakers on the importance of environmental action.
- The habitat restoration team restores and improves the ecological health of coastal habitats and watershed areas.
You do NOT need to be a USMS-registered Masters swimmer to join our SwimRI Save The Bay team. However, if you're interested in our SwimRI Masters swim team and social network check out www.SwimRI.org or contact douglas.sayles@SwimRI.org.
Thank you for supporting Save The Bay!