Sometimes you need to sacrifice. Like this summer. Sure, you’d like to sweat your butt off applying fertilizer that’s only going to wash down drains to the gulf. But you recognize that triggers algae blooms and kills fish. So you’re going to do what’s right. You’re going to go fishing instead.
Accepting Project Concepts
Have an idea for a project but not sure where to start? Whether it is a simple idea in the brainstorming phase or a well thought out plan with a scope of work, interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent (accepted on a rolling basis) using our electronic portal.
Keep Tampa Bay on the Road to Recovery
Help support bay restoration efforts by purchasing a Tampa Bay Estuary specialty license plate, also known as the Tarpon Tag. Proceeds from sales of the plate directly fund our community-based Bay Mini-Grant program each and every year.
State of the Bay
Curious about the health of Tampa Bay? The State of the Bay progress report summarizes the work of TBEP and our partners between 2019 and 2021. The report is organized around our three priorities: Clean Water & Sediments, Thriving Habitats & Abundant Wildlife, and an Informed, Engaged, Responsible, Community. Major successes, challenges, and project highlights are featured for each priority.
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News, Volunteer, Events... Get in the Loop!
Get involved with your estuary.
A quick look at the Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s upcoming events.
SWFSWG Seagrass Transect Training
Give-A-Day: World Oceans Day Paddle Cleanup
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
News from Around the Estuary
Latest from Bay Soundings
Follow the links below for news from our colleagues at Bay Soundings, Tampa Bay’s environmental and science news journal.
TBEP in the News
TBEP Announcements, RFPs, and Updates
How to Adopt and Install Your Own Vertical Oyster Garden
Vertical Oyster Gardens are an excellent way for homeowners to play an active role in the restoration of the Tampa Bay and Sarasota Bay watersheds while contributing to a growing citizen science effort. This How-to video walks interested adoptees through the adoption process from start to finish.