HOW YOU CAN HELP
"Give A Day For The Bay" Volunteer Workdays
"Give A Day For The Bay" is a volunteer program sponsored by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to directly involve citizens in restoring Tampa Bay.
Half-day workdays are held on Saturdays several times a year, at various parks and preserves throughout the Tampa Bay watershed. Removal of invasive plants is a primary focus of the workdays, along with native plant installation, to help restore important coastal and upland habitats throughout the bay watershed. Watch short videos of some of our previous workdays at http://www.youtube.com/TheTBEP
Volunteers of all ages work hard and are rewarded with lunch and the knowledge that they have played a part in helping to preserve the diversity and integrity of the bay's natural ecosystems.
TBEP relies on its local government and non-profit partners to identify parks in need of work, and to assist with logistical support.
Upcoming workdays are:
September 24, 2016 - Celebrating National Estuaries Week
Rendezvous at Robinson Extension in Manatee County - planting grasses.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Clearwater - removing invasive plants.
November 12, 2016
Rock Ponds in Hillsborough County - trash/debris removal.
December 10, 2016
Cockroach Bay in Hillsborough County - removing invasive plants.
January 14, 2017
Boyd Hill Nature Park in Pinellas County - removing invasive plants and helping staff prepare for a prescribed burn.
March 18, 2017
Lake Lisa Park in Pasco County - removing invasive plants.
April 15, 2017
Location TBA. We'll be working with our friends at Keep Pinellas Beautiful to make another place in Pinellas beautiful.