SAVE 2023 Scholarship Application

SAVE is once again offering its annual scholarship, awarded to a graduating senior in the Class of 2023 (at any high school) who is a resident of Saugus OR to Saugus Residents who are currently first-year college attendees. 

This year’s award, valued at $1,000 is a scholarship for students who will be OR are attending a two/four-year college or other educational institution and pursuing a degree in an area that would positively impact the environment. 


Join SAVE at the Breakheart’s First Annual Fall Family Festival!

Breakheart’s First Annual “Fall Family Festival” will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 10am to 2pm. This event will feature family fun and opportunities to spend time celebrating fall and learning about the environment, featuring:

+ Live Owl Shows at 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm. Each Show lasts 20 minutes, and is presented by Mass Audubon. Shows will take place at the Visitor Center

+ “Tree Tour with a Ranger”, take a walk in Breakheart with Ryan Duggan, a park ranger from Endicott Park and Saugus Tree Committee Member, and learn about some of our local tree species- walking tour starts at 12pm and runs for about 30 minutes

+ SAVE “Swap” Table, where you can bring or take items that are in good condition to help give new life to the things that are too good to throw away. You can bring something, take something, or do both! (Please do not bring items that require special disposal)

+ DCR Touch a Truck – Meet the machines!

+ Story Teller John Porcino (10:30-11am and 11:30-12:pm)

+ Other Activities including Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Scarecrow Stuffing, Tai Chi (1pm-2pm), Candy in the Hay, and Cape Ann Vernal Pool Pond Team with their live snakes !

+ Stations set up by Saugus River Watershed Council (SWRC), Saugus Iron Works, Saugus Fire Department, Mass. Water Resources Authority (MWRA), Alex Ice Cream, and sponsorship from Kane’s

+ Also featuring DCR Mounted Unit and DCR Fire Services

Make sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes— We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying a fun Saturday in the Fall!

Event sponsored by Department of Conservation and Recreation (DPW), SAVE, Saugus Cultural Council, Friends of Breakheart, and Trader Joe’s

SAVE Membership Application Form

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To Join:

Please complete the form above and mail to:

Treasurer Mary Kinsell, 11 Sunnyside Ave, Saugus, MA 01906

with your check made payable to: SAVE, Saugus

Dues are $10.00 for first adult family member, $5.00 each for

additional adult family members, and $1.00 each for students.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Devlin at

Why Join?

To be part of a long-established community group working to improve

Saugus. “Think globally, act locally” the current mantra for global

warming solutions, describes well our past and continuing actions.

SAVE members have, among other projects, helped establish

curbside recycling in Saugus, conserved historic and environmentally

sensitive land on Vinegar Hill, and established a scholarship for

local students entering a field of study that benefits the environment

and preserves the philosophy of SAVE.

As a member you will meet others with similar goals. Do as much as

you like, or just support our activities with your name and dues.

SAVE is committed to encouraging and supporting local, state and

national legislation that promotes, establishes, and expands programs

for solid waste management based on “reduce, reuse, and recycle”,

so that each day we get closer to the goal of ‘zero waste’.

SAVE supports:

– the preservation and protection of all natural resources, particularly

our wetlands.

– national/state/local legislation to reduce or eliminate pollution

– the careful, long-range planning of remaining open space in town.

– laws to protect and preserve all sites of historic interest to Saugus.

SAVE SWAP – It’s New to You! at Breakheart Fall Festival on Sept. 28


SAVE’s Next Free SWAP

Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) once again joins with the Friends of Breakheart and DCR to sponsor another “It’s New To You” SWAP in conjunction with Breakheart’s 2019 Fall Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  The SWAP is part of SAVE’s continuing efforts to increase recycling by re-purposing still usable goods.

The SWAP – an effort to help keep usable items out of the waste stream – will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Breakheart Christopher P. Dunne Visitors Center, 177 Forest Street, Saugus.   And don’t forget to also bring your worn-out athletic shoes for drop-off in our recycling bin as we plan to once again participate in the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Program.  The donated shoes are ground up and purified to become material that will eventually become part of sports surfacing products, including safety playground surfacing.

This is a FREE event, no money, just a simple swap.  You can bring items or take items, you do not have to do both.  Feel free to bring usable items in good condition to the SWAP, typically those things you no longer want but that are too good to throw away, or simply come by and browse —  you may find a treasure or two to take home with you.  (Please, do not bring items that require special disposal.) 

For more information about the SWAP, please contact Ann at  You can also visit our website at or and follow the link to our Facebook page.        


Call For Art


Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is pleased to announce a call for art for its second annual Rumney Marsh art exhibition, to be held at the Marleah Elizabeth Graves (MEG) Center at 54-58 Essex Street, Saugus, MA on September 20th and September 21st.  Entitled Rumney Marsh Through the Seasons, the exhibit will feature art in any medium inspired by the beauty and fragility of the Rumney Marsh Area of Critical Environmental Concern.  Gift cards will be awarded by SAVE to first and second place winners in both the adult and high school divisions.  In addition, art materials will be awarded by Artist & Craftsman of Saugus to third place winners in both divisions.  

DATES: ACEC:  Rumney Marsh will run from September 20th through September 21st, with gallery hours from 6:30 – 8:30 each evening.  The opening reception on Sept. 20th will include a presentation on the plants of Rumney Marsh by Laura D. Eisener and voting for award winners by attendees. The closing reception on Sept. 21st will include the announcement of winners and presentation of prizes and, at 8:30, the pickup of all artwork.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Rumney Marsh MUST be the focus of the art.  Each artist must be at least of high school age and may show only one piece of art.  Any three dimensional works must be self-supporting and no larger than 1.5’ x 1.5’ x 1.5’.  Works on stretched canvas will be accepted with eye hooks and wire and need not be framed but must be no larger than 30” x 30”.  All other works must be framed and ready to hang (with eye hooks and wire) and no larger than 30” x 30” framed.  There are no entry fees AND you do not need to be a resident of Saugus.

Art drop off will be on Thursday September 19th from 5:30-8:30.  Pickup will be on Saturday, September 21st at 8:30 pm, at the end of the reception.  At the time of drop off, each participating artist must fill out an information form (with artist name, price, title of the piece, medium and contact information).  In addition artists must sign a release form acknowledging that while every effort will be made to protect artworks there will be no insurance coverage in event of damage or theft and that neither SAVE nor MEG will be held liable for any damages or theft.  Saugus SAVE board members and their family members may exhibit but will be ineligible for any prizes.  Finally, any sales must be handled by individual artists after the close of the exhibit.

Please join us in celebrating our precious estuarine and salt marsh ecosystem Rumney Marsh!  We look forward to seeing your art and to meeting all nature and art lovers at the exhibit and receptions.  For questions, please contact Kelly Slater at 781-231-6864.