Economic Value of Tampa Bay

The natural resources of Tampa Bay support essential industries such as tourism, mineral extraction, marine transportation, and other commercial and recreational activities. This study values the annual economic impacts, property value premiums, and ecosystem services provided by Tampa Bay and its watershed. 

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. 

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.

Help Restore Tampa Bay Estuary

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Upcoming Events

A quick look at the Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s upcoming events.

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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 Newsletter Archive

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TBEP in the News

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TBEP Announcements, RFPs, and Updates

2022 State of the Bay Progress Report

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.

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