OUR MISSION:

Tampa Bay Watch is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.

Calling All Shutterbugs

We're inviting photographers to submit their best work featuring the natural wonders of Tampa Bay—most notably, our amazing bay-area wildlife, landscapes, and nature-related subjects. Winning entries will be featured in our annual 12-month calendar. Up to ten high-resolution entries are allowed!MORE INFO!

Great Bay Scallop Search

Our most popular volunteer event, The Great Bay Scallop Search, is set for Saturday, August 23 from 9 am to Noon at Fort De Soto Park boat ramp. It’s an annual resource monitoring event in which we recruit volunteers to snorkel along set transect lines to search for scallops in select areas of the bay. read more!


National Estuaries Day is September 27!
Want to give a hand cleaning up Tampa Bay?

Tampa Bay Watch celebrates National Estuaries Day with coastal cleanups on September 27! Take part in an annual tradition and help restore Tampa Bay with more than 200 other volunteers. Our dedicated "cleanup crews" are expected to help out at four different bay-area locations to remove marine debris from our local coastlines! Click here for more information.