Save The Bay Swim 2019

Join our SwimRI Save The Bay team!
Join our SwimRI Save The Bay team!

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Please join or make a tax-deductible contribution to SwimRI's fundraising team for the Save The Bay Swim and help us support and protect a healthy Narragansett Bay. This year's 1.7-mile fundraising open-water swim across the channel from the Naval War College in Newport to Potter's Cove in Jamestown, Rhode Island, will take place on Saturday, July 27th.

Anyone swimming, kayaking or fundraising for Save The Bay can join our team. We always take a team photo in SwimRI t-shirts before the Swim and often hold a team social function after the lawn party and/or later that day.

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 participants and aggregate funds raised -- in 2018 our 60-member team raised over $42,000!

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 Masters swimmer to join this SwimRI Save The Bay fundraising team. For more information about our SwimRI Masters swim team and social network visit www.SwimRI.org or contact douglas.sayles@swimri.org.

Thank you for supporting Save The Bay!

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