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.
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.

blackstone river gorge river with rocks and trees

Save the Date:

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.

people in workgroup brainstorming ideas about habitat restoration

Habitat Restoration Workgroup

The Nature Conservancy – MA Chapter and the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program are collaborating on creating an online Habitat Restoration tool. The first workgroup meeting was held on October 4th to discuss the goals of the project.