Restoration & Research
Return on Investment
Protecting and restoring Tampa Bay is a team effort. Each year, the TBEP works to secure funds from a variety of sources (federal, state, and local governments; private sector donations; philanthropic gifts; environmental fines; and revenue from the “Tarpon Tag” specialty license plate) to support partner-directed research, restoration, and community-based projects that benefit the Tampa Bay watershed. Ongoing efforts – like the Bay Mini-Grant program and the Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund – coupled with newer initiatives including our Digital Challenge Grants, are paying off. Today, one in five jobs is dependent on a healthy Tampa Bay.