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.


Creating waves of positive change for our community

Your generosity fuels our dedication to the Tampa Bay watershed, offering a lifeline to the diverse ecosystems we strive to protect and restore. At Tampa Bay Watch, every contribution, big or small, helps us advance our vital work in restoration, education, and community outreach. Each mode of support creates a ripple that extends far beyond the immediate act of giving, fostering a sustainable future for our waters and wildlife.


There are numerous ways to support Tampa Bay Watch and our mission. Your generous contributions – through any of our giving programs – enable us to sustain and expand our  work.

Employee Matching

Your employer may match your volunteer hours and/or cash donations, thereby doubling the positive impact your gift makes! Tampa Bay Watch will be glad to acknowledge your participation in our habitat restoration programs and assist you with any verification your employer requests.

Adopt a Solar Panel

Adopt a panel in our solar array for a gift of $500. You will be able to monitor the power generated by the solar array via an Enlighten account as your gift continues to multiply with every ray of sun. Your name will also be listed on the Solar Education Station as an Adopt a Panel Sponsor and listed on this website page. Additional solar sponsorship levels are available!

Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)
Specialty License Plate

Purchase a Tampa Bay Estuary specialty license plate (Tarpon Tag) or Surfing’s Evolution & Preservation Foundation tag to support important environmental work.


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Stock or Mutual Fund

Tampa Bay Watch follows nonprofit fundraising standards. The valuation of the gifted shares is based upon the average price for which the stock traded on the date it was received in a Tampa Bay Watch account or when paper shares are received at our office.

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Qualified Charitable Distribution

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows individuals who are 70½ years old or older to donate up to $100,000 directly from an IRA. As a result, donors may avoid higher income tax brackets and prevent phaseouts of other tax deductions. Consult with your tax advisor for exceptions.

For more information about ways to donate, contact Molly Robison [email protected].