Are you interested in volunteering as a group such as  your office, club, or school? Please click here to complete our online group volunteer form.

Click here to view our at-a-glance calendar  for dates of our 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!

Team Mosaic Volunteers

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.

Oyster Dome Construction

Selected dates

9 am - Noon

 

Tampa Bay Watch is 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 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 a fiberglass mold containing a large round buoy surrounded by smaller rubber balls, creating the holes in the oyster domes. Microsilica is mixed with the concrete to balance the pH so oysters are attracted to the domes.

This project is physically demanding in requiring bending, crouching, and some heavy lifting. It’s a dirty job, but it’ll make a difference for Tampa Bay!

Learn more about oyster domes here.

 

Click on a date below to register.

March 26

April 3

April 9

April 17

April 24

Oyster Shell Bar Installation at McKay Bay

April 12 & 13, May 2, 3, 16, & 17

 

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to create an oyster shell bar on the shoreline of McKay Bay. The project location is Desoto Park, 2617 Corrine St., Tampa, FL 33605.

 

Oyster shell projects involve shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags, transporting the bags to the project site and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars. It is pretty physical labor with oyster shell bags weighing around 30 pounds each, so the minimum age to participate is 15 years old. The goal is to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration.

Click here for more information about the oyster bar program.

 

Click on a date below to register.

April 12

April 13

May 2

May 3

May 16

May 17

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