VOLUNTEERING AT TAMPA BAY WATCH
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Tampa Bay Watch! They accomplish restoration and protection activities we could never afford hired staff to complete. Youth and adult volunteers are involved each year in a variety of hands-on habitat restoration projects such as oyster dome construction, oyster shell bar installation, salt marsh plantings and coastal cleanups to help the bay recover from its devastating environmental problems. Volunteers of all ages participate in our projects. Our coastal cleanups and salt marsh plantings are family-friendly and open to all ages. If you would like to be kept informed of our numerous volunteer opportunities, complete our online registration so you will receive our weekly email message which advertises our upcoming environmental restoration projects.
Contact Rachel Arndt, communications coordinator, with questions about any of these upcoming events! Call 727-867-8166, extension 233, or Click here to Email Rachel.
Black Skimmer Nesting Guardians Needed
Dates and times vary
Audubon Florida is seeking volunteers to steward colonies of nesting Black Skimmers and help educate the public. Black Skimmers are nesting on St. Pete Beach & Fort De Soto Park and they need your help! There are approximately 450 adults and 115 active nests on St. Pete Beach alone. The skimmers make nests and raise their young on the sand in large colonies.
If you are interested in becoming a bird steward or learning more about how you can help, please click contact Kealy McNeal at (319) 929-0933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Bay Scallop Search
Saturday, August 25, 2018
9 am - 1 pm
Dust off that snorkel and sign up quickly! Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting 200 volunteer snorkelers to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa Bay. The goal of the event is to monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population. Sign up fast for this free event, and help us tally up the bay scallop population in Tampa Bay!
We are only recruiting volunteers with shallow-draft boats since have already filled our spots for canoes/kayaks and volunteer snorkelers without boats.
All volunteers will need to bring your own mask and snorkel and be able to snorkel/swim 50 meters.
Registration fills up very quickly, so don't hesitate to sign up today!
Thank you to Sea World Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and Tampa Bay Estuary Program for sponsoring the 2018 Scallop Search!
Does it Feel Like Summer Out?
Tampa Bay Watch scales back our summer-season volunteer restoration projects due to the heat. Please stay tuned for upcoming opportunities!
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