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Community Boating At India Point

Remember last New Year’s when you resolved to try new things? Could sailing, kayaking, and paddling be your new things? Here’s an opportunity to have fun while doing good. The Community Boating Center (CBC) can make that happen. Dues and donations support memberships for local disadvantaged youth, many of whom have never gotten out on […]

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Stormwater Filtration On Pleasant Valley Parkway

The Narragansett Bay watershed covers so much territory that only 40% of it even lies in Rhode Island. The entire city of Providence is within this watershed, and the contaminants in our stormwater runoff — motor oil, lawn chemicals, animal waste, heavy metals, salt — can end up in Narragansett Bay. Happily, environmental groups, city

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Who’s a Good Dog

This might not be Narragansett Bay — I’m not a beach person — but it is a gray seal, one of the four types we have around here. (Kind of looks like B.J. Novak.) This Saturday ‘Save the Bay’ starts up its seal watch and lighthouse cruises around Rose Island aboard the Alletta Morris. They

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You’re Swimming In It: Part Deux

Photographer Richard Benjamin will be discussing his new book Narragansett Bay this afternoon at Books on the Square.  This work is a collaboration with John Torgan, Baykeeper for Save the Bay, who provided the text. Benjamin will be signing after the talk. (No indication that Torgan will be part of this event which is too

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You’re swimming in it

Save the Bay will be holding a fundraiser Saturday night to honor the Narragansett Bay Commission for the aforementioned tunnel project.  Drinks, food, lame music.. you know the drill.  I’m assuming they will have pictures of the project on display because it really is quite stupendous. It’s amazing to think that this enormous engineering project

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Wednesday — Providence Underground

Yes, we are running an ad for this event. But lest you think we’re whoring ourselves out by posting about it too, please remember that we have a well-established track record of covering sewage (poo) news — and particularly bacterial loads/fecal matter content in the Bay. (We hear that the CSO is indeed working, and

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