Our Mission

Tampa Bay Watch is dedicated to fostering a healthy Tampa Bay watershed through community-driven restoration projects, education programs, and outreach initiatives.



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Discovery Center

Explore our educational space on the St. Pete Pier, featuring interactive exhibits, daily programs, and a touch tank full of animals from the estuary!

Together, we can bring life to the bay.

It takes a community to make lasting change and protect the future of Tampa Bay’s ecosystem.


Volunteer Calendar

Check out all of our upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Become A Member

Are you passionate about protecting our waterways? Take a stand for Tampa Bay’s future.

Our annual events are designed to educate, entertain, and strengthen the community.

Host an unforgettable occasion at our beautiful waterfront event space.

Community Wetland Nurseries

Empowering community in wetland restoration

Tampa Bay Watch’s Community Wetland Nurseries are designed to cultivate native plants that are essential for the ecological health of Tampa Bay’s estuaries. This initiative bridges the gap between community involvement and environmental stewardship, fostering a connection that grows as deeply as the roots of the plants we nurture. Here, each plant contributes to the resilience and renewal of our local ecosystems, embodying our commitment to both ecological preservation and community engagement.


Why community nurseries?

How to get involved?

Located in accessible public areas and developed in partnership with local restoration initiatives, our wetland plant nurseries serve as vital resources for ecological projects while offering an inclusive space for volunteers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or new to the joys of planting, there’s a role for everyone in our Adopt-a-Nursery volunteer service program.

Check out our Adopt-a-Nursery volunteer handbook to learn more about the program.


Manatee County:
1401 99th St. NW, Bradenton, FL 34209

Pinellas County:
Fort De Soto Community Wetland Nursery

Questions? Email Tara Kok, Native Planting Program Coordinator: [email protected]