COVID-19 Update

Tampa Bay Watch is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our volunteers, employees, students, and visitors. We have established limited capacity for visits, extensive cleaning and sanitization protocols, and updated processes to ensure Tampa Bay Watch is operating in accordance with the guidance of the state and federal governments and the Centers for Disease Control. Please continue to monitor our website for future updates. Thank you for your incredible support during this unprecedented time.


  • Fall restoration projects will begin in September of 2021 and will include the construction of reef balls at Tampa Bay Watch, installing reef balls at MacDill Air Force Base and Lassing Park, installing shell bags at 2D Island, a community planting at Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve, and marine debris removal and collection efforts. Stay tuned to our weekly eNewsletter or visit the scheduled projects page for opportunities. We strongly encourage our volunteers to be vaccinated prior to participating in our projects. Masks are required at all of our events for the protection of our staff and participants. Contact Rachel Arndt with any questions at or (727) 867-8166, x233.
  • Visitors: Members of the public, including children, are required to wear masks when in a classroom or participating in a program within one of our buildings. When participating in programs and classes that take place outdoors, masks will not be required.
  • Estuary EDventures: We are committed to the continuance of our valuable education opportunities. We have adapted our programming to ensure safety and provide a variety of programs offered at Tampa Bay Watch, in the schools, and virtually in the classroom. Estuary EDventures field trip participants will be required to wear masks on the clasroom boat. Click here to learn more about our programs and click here to access our online education resources.