The SBH Annual Members Meeting will be held on June 21!
Join the Board and fellow members of Save Bristol Harbor as we celebrate another great year of accomplishments made possible by you, Save Bristol Harbor's generous supporters.

Time: We will have complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar starting at 7 p.m. 

Location: Redlefsen's Rotisserie & Grill, 444 Thames Street, Bristol.

May 2014
        The Save Bristol Harbor family is mourning the loss of our board member and past president, Joseph Arruda, who passed away on May 22, 2014. Joe played a central role in SBH, especially by providing passionate and unparalleled leadership when we were fighting the LNG terminal project. We were very fortunate to have him in our lives and organization and he will be greatly missed.
        The Arruda family has generously requested that Joe’s memory be honored through donations to SBH that will be used for Joe’s two passions: our predictive habitat model for the Harbor and educating future environmental stewards. Donations may be made online through our website or via check by mail. More information about donation is here

2014 Annual Meeting

        All of our members are invited to attend SBH's annual meeting on Tuesday May 20 at 7pm in the Banquet Room of Redlefsen's Restaurant (444 T
hames St., Bristol, RI). In addition to mingling with friends and community members, you can learn more about SBH’s recent initiatives, including the Harbor’s Predictive Habitat Model from Dr. Chris Kincaid of URI. A cash bar will be available and complimentary hors d’oeurvres will be served.

January 10, 2014
         Save Bristol Harbor was highlighted in a Providence Journal article (here) about proposed changes to the Coastal Resource Council's policies on hearings for coastal projects. Our president Rob Hancock was quoted in the article, stating that SBH “objects to the proposed changes pending further discussions and clarification by the CRMC on how the various groups, members of the coastal community, environmental organizations and the general public are represented and their weighted input considered in current and future Assent decisions being made which have the potential to impact our local environment.” SBH had sent a letter to the CRMC to formally state it concerns. This is a great example of how SBH represents its members and stakeholders to ensure that the quality of our local waters are protected.

September 2013

         The annual Save Bristol Harbor BBQ and fundraiser was held in September 2013. It was a beautiful fall day with abundant sunshine and wonderful socializing among those who attended. The silent auction, one of our main fundraising activities, was a success. Thanks to all those who donated items. And of course thanks to everyone who attended, bid on items and continue to support our mission.

          At the BBQ, our annual awards were presented to Save The Bay's Wenley Ferguson and former board member Keith Maloney. For his work to fight the LNG facility, Jerry Landay received a posthumous award, that was presented to his wife.

August 15, 2013
        Save Bristol Harbor's efforts to monitor the Harbor were featured in an article in the Bristol Phoenix. Read more about the details of the data collection, the project's value and funding source here

May 27, 2013
         The Providence Business News has posted a story about SBH! Read the full story here.

May 21 & 22, 2013
         As part of its annual meeting, Rachael Miller, Founder & Executive Director of the “Rozalia Project for a clean ocean” gave a presentation entitled entitled “Ocean Trash Beware, we're coming to clean you up." She explained how her organization, which includes many student interns, is traveling around the coasts of the U.S. to collect and quantify oceanic trash (from shores, the water surface and from the bottom). The generated data are used to educate the public about the severity of the problem and what individuals can do to reduce their impact.

         The following day, fifth graders from the Guiteras School and the Mt. Hope High School marine biology class participated in one of the educational demonstrations presented by Rachael and the Rozalia Project. They observed "Hector the Collector" (a remote operated vehicle with camera attached to a laptop computer) move along the bottom of Bristol Harbor and, with its moveable arm, pick up underwater trash.