2022 State of the Bay Report

Showcasing the Program’s progression towards its goals through project spotlights and up-to-date reports as they relate to TBEP’s Program Priorities. Available as a digital document, physical booklet, and interactive webpage.

Notice of Public Hearing

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s Policy Board will conduct a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on August 19, 2022 to present the program-wide budget for Fiscal Year 2023, beginning October 1, 2022. The hearing will be held at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, 4000 Gateway Centre Blvd., Suite 100, Pinellas Park, Florida. All citizens are invited to attend and express their support or objections to the program-wide budget. For more information email our Assistant Director at .

Apply for a Bay Mini-Grant

The 2022-23 Bay Mini-Grant application season is open! Visit the grant webpage for helpful application-building resources and more info on what kinds of projects will be prioritized for funding this season.

Habitat Master Plan | 2020 Update

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

Is there a dirty secret under your dream home?

A lateral sewer line connects a home’s plumbing to the public sewer system, and it’s the owner’s responsibility to maintain it. An old and damaged lateral line could lead to sewage back-ups into your yard and home, turning your dream purchase into a mess of costly repairs.

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.

Help Restore Tampa Bay Estuary

Click here to tag up today!

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

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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.