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.

Tampa Bay Guardians

Stewardship in Action

The waters of Tampa Bay encompass nearly 400 square miles and form Florida’s largest open-water estuary. Estuaries like Tampa Bay are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems in the world.


Our bay’s unique estuarine environment provides habitat for a variety of important fish and wildlife species. This environment is a driving force for the local economy and a primary factor in the quality of life for the region. Residents from the Manatee River to Clearwater Harbor and from Hillsborough Bay to the Gulf of Mexico depend on Tampa Bay for commercial and recreational activities


Annual Levels of Giving

The Tampa Bay Guardians support Tampa Bay Watch’s mission to restore and protect the bay. With your commitment to donate annually to our organization, you become a powerful voice for our watershed.

Annual levels of giving are as follows:


  • Leader: $1,000 – $2,499
  • Advocate: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Steward: $5,000 – $9,999
  • Champion: $10,000 +

Guardian Benefits

Guardians will receive all the benefits of membership at Tampa Bay Watch at the highest level, plus:


  •  Listing on the Tampa Bay Watch Guardian page on our website

  • Recognition in our printed newsletter, The Bay Watch Log

  • Special recognition in the annual report


We would like to thank these Tampa Bay Guardians for their very generous support:


Stewards ($5,000 – 9,999 annually):


Eric Hull & Bryan Baldwin

Dana and Frank X. Dalton

James and Leslie Parent

Drs. Janet and Eli Rose


Advocates ($2,500 – 4,999 annually):


Bobby & Elena Bussey

Jeff & Linda Carbiener

Jerry Fletcher & Liza Carter

James T. Pascia, DDS

Kathy & Roger Herrnsteen

Mary Ann & Gary Renfrow


Leaders ($1,000 to $2,499 annually):


Pat & Paul Brown

Peter & Sharon Dagostino

Jonathan & Nikki Day

John and Beth England

Christopher French

Kathryn Boeckman Howd

Janet & Harold Hurwitz

Craig Jordan & Elaine Koziar-Jordan

Erik Lieberman

Steve & Mary Stanley

Bill & Dyreese Sweeney

Mike & Rita Wilson

Guardianships may be purchased at different prices within level ranges. To learn more about this program, please contact Molly Robison [email protected].