Save The Bay Podcast



The Save The Bay Podcast is a monthly podcast hosted by Matthew Vieira and Adam Kovarsky with new guests every episode! We cover monthly themes for our Exploration Center and Aquarium, as well as a wide range of educational topics having to do with Save The Bay's work in the Narragansett Bay watershed. View a video version of the podcast at


  • Tide Talks #10 - Walled Off:Adapting To Sea Level Rise In Rhode Island

    24/06/2019 Duração: 27min

    In the coming years, the Ocean State will be a main stage for sea level rise. Save The Bay Coastkeeper David Prescott joins the show to discuss sea walls, the history of coastal development and the future of the Rhode Island shoreline.

  • Tide Talks #9 -- From North Cape To Now: How Save The Bay Transformed Oil Transportation

    13/05/2019 Duração: 23min

    On January 19, 1996, the North Cape oil barge ran aground at Moonstone Beach, spilling 820,000 gallons of oil into Rhode Island Sound. The resulting environmental damage was overwhelming. Save The Bay Advocacy Director Topher Hamblett joins the show to discuss the organization’s response to the 1996 North Cape oil spill, both on the shoreline and in the state house. Topher also discusses the push for a new climate resilience fund generated by an oil fee.

  • Tides Talks #8 - Re-imagining a LandFill and Envisioning An Urban Access Point To The Bay

    15/04/2019 Duração: 31min

    Every group of remarkable people has their headquarters, and Save The Bay is no exception. Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and former Executive Director Curt Spalding join the show to discuss the history and significance of the organization’s beautiful headquarters in Providence, RI. They also discuss the construction of the facility’s new public access dock.

  • Tide Talks #7 -- Between Boundaries: Addressing An Environmental Problem Across State Lines

    18/03/2019 Duração: 22min

    Hundred Acre Cove is a one-square-mile estuarine cove bordered by Rhode Island and Massachusetts on either side. Save The Bay must now negotiate across state lines to alleviate bacterial pollution that has closed the cove to shellfishing since the 1990s. Waterkeepers Mike Jarbeau and Kate McPherson join the show to discuss Save The Bay’s ongoing project to create a restoration plan. A successful project would benefit three watershed communities and set an example for similar collaboration projects in the future. This project is supported by the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants. SNEP Watershed Grants are funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a collaboration with Restore America’s Estuaries. For more on SNEP Watershed Grants, see

  • Tide Talks #6 -- Happy BayCampers & Outdoor Education

    25/02/2019 Duração: 24min

    Save The Bay’s education program runs more than 900 school programs every year and more than two dozen weeklong BayCamps each summer. Education Director Bridget Prescott joins the show to discuss Save The Bay’s education mission and the value of outdoor education. Registration for summer BayCamp is now open at

  • Tide Talks #5 - Your Friendly Neighborhood Aquarium

    24/01/2019 Duração: 30min

    The Save The Bay Aquarium in Newport, Rhode Island is striking in two ways: it’s incredibly small, and it’s incredibly dense. It's also the only New England aquarium featuring marine life from Narragansett Bay exclusively. Save The Bay Aquarist Adam Kovarsky joins the show to discuss the workings of this peculiar aquarium.