Click here to view our at-a-glance calendar  for dates of fall restoration projects

Be the Face of Tampa Bay Watch!

 

Tampa Bay Watch regularly seeks outreach volunteers to represent our organization at community events such as MarineQuest and Ribfest. As an outreach volunteer, you'll talk to people who come up to our display to find out more about our mission, our restoration projects, youth education, and volunteer and membership opportunities.

 

Click here to contact us if you'd like to become an outreach volunteer!

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.

 

Are you interested in volunteering as a group such as with your office, club or school?

Please click here to complete our online group volunteer form to reach our Volunteer Coordinator with more details.

 

Florida Microplastics Awareness Project TRAINING

Monday, January 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

“In Florida, on average, one liter of water contains 7.6 pieces of plastic.”

–plasticaware.org

 

Are you tired of seeing our beaches and waterways littered with plastic? WE ARE! Did you know that many plastics break down into smaller and smaller pieces, never able to biodegrade? These “microplastics” are a problem! Come learn about the hot topic of microplastics and complete training to join our team where you can help collect samples from local waterways, examine, and identify these microplastics utilizing laboratory techniques. Leave feeling empowered, and help educate our community, providing the knowledge to help implement action to protect wildlife and human health!

 

*Training limited to 20 people. Must be 15 years or older to participate.

 

Click here to register for the training.

 

Build oyster domes with us

Weekdays, 9 am - Noon

We are recruiting 10-20 hard-working volunteers to help build oyster domes at our Marine Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South in Tierra Verde. The project takes place on specified weekday mornings from 9 am until noon. The minimum age to participate in this project is 16 years old.

The project involves pouring marine-friendly concrete into fiberglass molds to create oyster domes and taking apart the molds that were previously poured. Oyster communities help stabilize shorelines, provide hard bottom habitats for fish and wildlife resources and promote water quality improvements in the Tampa Bay ecosystem.

Learn more about the oyster dome program here.

 

2018 dates:

January  11  |  16  |  18  |  24  |  26  |  30

February  2  |  6  |  9  |  13  |  21  |  23

 

Stay tuned for our complete slate of spring restoration projects!

 

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