Welcome to the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program where our mission is to protect, restore, and preserve Narragansett Bay and its watershed.
The Narragansett Bay watershed is over 1 million acres in area and is home to almost 2 million residents from Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
We collaborate with organizations from both RI and MA who work to protect wildlife, ensure water is safe and clean, and promote community involvement.
NBEP study area map of watersheds

Request for Proposals due April 2nd

NBEP, through its host—NEIWPCC—is inviting proposals for Watershed Restoration Projects within the greater bi-state Narragansett Bay watershed with funding from the U.S. EPA’s Southeast New England Program (“SNEP”).

blackstone river gorge river with rocks and trees

State of the Blackstone Watershed workshop

The goal of this watershed workshop is to honor the historical importance of the river watershed, highlight the success stories, address the challenges, and bring a call to action.

Mike Gerel NBEP program director in field with dog

Meet NBEP’s new leader, Mike Gerel

Mike Gerel, an environmental scientist who has led and contributed to watershed health and resilience initiatives on both coasts, will lead the bi-state Narragansett Bay Estuary Program starting February 4.