2021-2022 Bay Mini-Grant Application

The 2021-2022 Bay Mini-Grant season is officially open! From now until September 24th, TBEP will be accepting applications from community groups with projects addressing bay restoration and/or education priorities in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pasco counties. This year, priority will be given to projects that expand the use of green infrastructure. 

Piney Point Monitoring Updates

Updates on Tampa Bay’s response to the 2021 Piney Point discharge event, coordinated with partner support by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

TBEP 30th Anniversary

As our Program celebrates 30 years of restoration in 2021, we’re calling on the Tampa Bay community to help us get the party started. See what we’ve got planned below.

Be Floridian

In Florida, summer rains don’t water fertilizer in — they wash it off our lawns and into our lakes, bays and oceans. Be Floridian asks Tampa Bay residents to skip the fertilizer from June 1st – September 30th and save the bay for FUN. 

Piney Point Environmental Monitoring Dashboard

We are coordinating with regional partners to monitor the environmental effects of the Piney Point discharge on Tampa Bay. Data are updated regularly on the linked dashboard. 

The State of the Bay

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

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.

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. 


BASIS7-ANEP has been postponed until Spring 2022 (tentatively, Feb. 27-Mar. 4). More updates and details will follow on the conference landing page.

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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.