The health of Narragansett Bay is influenced by the freshwater rivers that flow into it, and depends on the protection of headwater streams in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The 2016 Watershed Counts Report cites how dedicated efforts at four specific locations achieved benefits for people and the environment from land to sea:

  1. individuals who take action make small but important differences;
  2. communities that work together across municipal boundaries protect their drinking water and send clean water down to the bay;
  3. organizations that work at a watershed scale help to protect the connections between the headwaters and they bay’ and
  4. state and federal agencies make commitments and establish program dedicated to the ongoing protection and preservation of vital and valued lands and water.

To read and download the report, visit the Watershed Counts website.