Keeping Tampa Bay’s Water Blue by being Green
Tierra Verde Florida – I want to introduce you to a wonderful 501(c)(3) eco-friendly non-profit we are members of here in the Tierra Verde, Florida – Tampa Bay Watch
They are located at: Tampa Bay Watch, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Tampa Bay Watch is very active in a variety of programs and education to make a real difference by helping to Conserve and Restore Tampa Bay.
They are working to restore the Bay everyday through:
- Building Oyster Domes;
- Oyster Reef Enhancement Programs;
- Salt Marsh Planting Program;
- Sea Grass Planting Program;
- Coastal Clean Up Program;
- Mono-filament Program;
- Great Bay Scallop Search;
- Invasive Plant Removal
They do a great job of helping Tampa Bay’s waters stay blue (through their green efforts).
They organized 13 years ago when the waters of Tampa Bay were facing serious environmental challenges that threatened our extensive eco-system which supports 70% of the local fish, shell fish and more wildlife at some point in their life.
Did you know that Tampa Bay (the body of water) is the largest estuary in the state of Florida?
It is and it is made up of “400 square miles of open water and 2,300 square miles of highly developed watershed that supports industry, agriculture, and a diverse population in excess of 2.4 million people.” – Source: TampaBayWatch.org
Tampa Bay Watch’ s purpose is the protecting and restoring Tampa Bay’s estuary, as well as, restoring the marine and wetlands environments. They focus on the delicate ecosystem that exists in the waters of Tampa Bay.
History of Cunningham Key Home to Tampa Bay Watch
From Tampa Bay Watch’s website I learned about their history and their current location – a waterfront piece of property to die for at the southern most point of Tierra Verde. In the 1960s the Department of Transportation dredged Tampa bay and this piece of land known as Cunningham Key became part of the causeway connecting Tierra Verde to Ft. De Soto park.
In 2000 Pinellas County and the State of Florida Greenways Program worked together to purchase the Cunningham Key property to be the headquarters for Tampa Bay Watch’s environmental protection and restoration programs.
All in a Green Days Work – Caring Volunteers Make a Difference:
On a recent Saturday morning the Tampa Bay Watch volunteers hit Fort Desoto beach and the surrounding mangrove areas to do a Coastal Clean Up. Look at the results in the picture to the left.
Being a frequent visitor to the beach I was amazed at just how much trash was collected – just imagine what our beaches would be like if this wasn’t done periodically.
As a Clearwater Mom with 2 Scouts we always try to leave Tampa Bay beaches places better than we found them, this is the crux of what Tampa Bay Watch does everyday in so many ways.
Below is a video with a Tampa Bay Watch intern, Jessica, kind enough to share more about www.TampaBayWatch.org.
You can support their efforts, Join Tampa Bay Watch and become a member for as little as $25 a year.
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