Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Save The Bay Members – Protecting your Bay since 1970

By Jackie Carlson, Membership and Individual Giving Manager
Save The Bay is a member-based organization. What that means is that for nearly 50 years, we have depended on our generous members in order to achieve our mission “To Protect and Restore Narragansett Bay.” Each year, the financial support raised through our thousands of members is used to implement the important work we do.

In 2016, our community of Save The Bay members made the following work possible:
  • Supported marine science education programs for more than 15,000 students and teachers 
  • Protected and restored more than 124,000 acres of wetlands 
  • Ensured the cleanup of 28,000 pounds of trash from 70 miles of coastline
  • Connected nearly 30,000 community members to Narragansett Bay through our Exploration Center and Seal Tours 

Without the crucial financial support of our generous members, this work and ALL we do at Save The Bay, would not be possible.

As a thank you to our members, we are pleased to be able offer discounts on our Explore The Bay Public Programs including Seal Tours and Bay Camps as well as Save The Bay merchandise. We are also so proud to partner with local businesses who generously offer additional benefits to our members. Save The Bay members also receive a subscription to bi-annual Tides magazine and monthly e-updates. Family Members receive free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children per visit to our Exploration Center and Aquarium. 

My family and I are proud members of Save The Bay. Not only do we find it rewarding to be able to do our part in protecting and restoring beautiful Narragansett Bay but we also enjoy the benefits of being a member as well. My two children love visiting the Exploration Center and always seem to find some new critter at each visit. We recently went on a Seal Tour out of Newport and my son is already asking when we can go again.

I hope that if you are not a member already, you will consider supporting Save The Bay through a membership and to our current members, THANK YOU for your loyal support. You truly are the backbone of Save The Bay and we are so proud to have you as part of the Save The Bay family. 

Visit savebay.org/membership for additional information or contact Jackie Carlson at jcarlson@savebay.org.