2021 TBERF Now Open!

TBERF-2021 seeks applications for cost-effective projects that will protect, restore or enhance the natural resources of Tampa Bay and its contributing watershed. This includes projects that address on-the-ground habitat restoration; water quality improvement; applied research and monitoring; and community-based social marketing campaigns. Preference will be given to proposals that apply open science principles and are aligned with conservation objectives and priorities described in the RFP.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm EDT, March 19, 2021.

2020 Habitat Master Plan Update

Tampa Bay is home to a rich mosaic of habitats that provide life-sustaining resources to wildlife and humans alike.  The 2020 Habitat Master Plan Update identifies habitat restoration targets that consider future stressors facing our region. 

Partnership for a Healthy Bay

Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s mission is to build partnerships to restore and protect Tampa Bay through implementation of a scientifically sound, community-based management plan.

Give-A-Day For the Bay

Join a team of over 300 volunteers dedicated to keeping their playground pristine through beach cleanups, invasive species removal, and citizen science projects.

The State of the Bay

A comprehensive look at our program’s accomplishments from 2016 – 2018 and its plans for the future.

Seagrass: An Indicator of Success

In 2015, Tampa Bay harbored 40,295 acres of seagrasses, the most in 60 years thanks to bay wide monitoring efforts and water quality improvements.

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Follow the links below for news from our colleagues at Bay Soundings, Tampa Bay’s environmental and science news journal.

TBEP Newsletter Archive

A complete archive of our Bay Postscript and monthly newsletters.

Bay Mini Grants at Work – G. Steve Jordan Video Series

Film-maker & Bay Mini-Grant Recipient G. Steve Jordan spent the past year stitching together a story of Tampa Bay, its watershed, and our Program in this 3-part series.