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The Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s Policy Board will conduct a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on August 16, 2019 to present the Program’s Agency-Wide Budget for Fiscal Year 2020, beginning October 1, 2019. The hearing will be held at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, 4000 Gateway Centre Blvd., Pinellas Park, Florida. All citizens are invited to attend and express their support or objections to the work plan budget.


Specialty License Plate$80,000
Fund Balance$6,339
Total Funding$2,688,445


Action Plan Implementation$888,742
Contracted Technical Projects & Community Outreach$1,715,355
Partners Action Plan (In-Kind)$84,348
Total Project Expenditures$2,688,445

For more information e-mail our Program Administrator at ron@tbep.org.

The mission of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program is to build partnerships to restore and protect Tampa Bay through implementation of a scientifically sound, community-based management plan. The Tampa Bay Estuary Program was created by Congress in 1991 to assist the community in restoring and protecting Florida's largest open-water estuary. As a designated "estuary of national significance," Tampa Bay is the economic and environmental centerpiece of a rapidly growing region supporting more than 2.3 million people.

The bay is also home to an impressive variety of animals, from spectacular wading birds to gentle manatees to prized sportfish like snook and tarpon.

After decades of decline, Tampa Bay has made a remarkable comeback in recent years, with impressive gains in water quality, seagrass recovery and fish and wildlife populations.

We invite you to explore the bay through our website, learn more about what we do and join us in working to keep Tampa Bay on the road to recovery!

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