TBERF

The Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund (TBERF) is a competitive grants program that supports projects which implement the water quality improvement, habitat restoration, applied research, and education priorities of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its partners. The Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) works with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) to encourage local and national contributions from the public and private sectors in order to achieve measurable conservation outcomes for the protection and restoration of Tampa Bay. For more information, contact Science Policy Coordinator Maya Burke.

New proposals are accepted annually from January to March.

 

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Project Spotlight

Algae Blooms

Algae Blooms

Water quality conditions in Old Tampa Bay have lagged behind other bay segments, in part, due to recurring summer blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense. Through routine and event-response monitoring, both the Environmental Protection Commission of...

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Sportfish Habitat

Sportfish Habitat

Any angler worth their salt can tell you the importance of healthy habitats for fish and wildlife. This project, conducted by researchers from the University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, evaluated how commercially and...

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Rock Ponds

Rock Ponds

The Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration project is the largest habitat restoration project in the history of Tampa Bay. Located on the south shore in Hillsborough County, this site spans approximately 1,043 acres of various coastal habitats, including 645 acres of...

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