2008-11-06 / Upcoming Events

Many islanders help at Save the Bay event

Jamestown resident Aidan Petrie is co-chairman of Save The Bay's The Bay Bash: The Light at the End of the Tunnel, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, at The Foundry in Providence.

The event honors the Narragansett Bay Commission and celebrates the completion of Phase 1 of the Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) project. The CSO is a three-mile tunnel constructed under Providence that will capture storm water and untreated sewage that for decades has made its way into Narragansett Bay any time more than a half inch of rain falls in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. Essentially, the tunnel is a 65-million gallon holding tank where storm water and raw sewage is stored until it can be pumped to the Fields Point Wastewater Treatment Plant for processing.

The Bay Bash dinner-dance and auction features a performance by the Los Angeles-based band The English Beat as well as Providence's The Cobra-Matics. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thebaybash.com.

Other Jamestown residents on the event committee include Bruce Craven, Julia Richardson, Patrice Kilroy, Kathleen Brown, and Fud and Karen Benson. Jill Townsend, who moved from Jamestown this fall, also is on the committee. U.S. Senator Jack Reed in an honorary chairman.

Proceeds from the event will support Save The Bay's efforts to improve water quality in Narragansett Bay through its advocacy, restoration and preservation programs.

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