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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Experience Tampa Bay Watch like never before through our array of events. From festive fundraisers and competitive fishing tournaments to celebrations that honor our planet. Each gathering not only promises great fun and community spirit but also plays a crucial role in fueling our mission. 

EVENTS
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Armchair Chats

Join us for "Arm Chair Chats: A Conversation to Connect Our Wild Communities," a signature event by Tampa Bay Watch. On Tuesday, April 16th, we invite you to a thought-provoking session with our very own Peter Clark, Founder & President, alongside Mallory Dimmitt of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Together, they will shed light on the connections that bind our environmental initiatives and community ethos. 

Tampa Bay Watch
3000 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde, 33715
June 7th
6 PM - 7:30 PM
Earth-Night-Social
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Earth Night 2024

Join us for Earth Night 2024 – Eat, Art, Earth! Guests are invited to sample unique, planet-friendly ingredients prepared by talented faces from our area's culinary scene. The bar will feature delicious house beverages, and food-inspired creations by some of Tampa Bay’s most talented artists will be up for auction. The evening is a celebration of sustainability, and an occasion to learn how you can eat well for your health and the planet.

Tierra Verde, FL
April 18
5 PM - 8 PM
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Earth Day Giveaway: Vertical Oyster Gardens

Join Tampa Bay Watch this Earth Day for a dual event focusing on oyster habitat restoration. Participants will have the opportunity to adopt a vertical oyster garden (VOG), crafted from recycled oyster shells, which serve as vital support for marine life and aid in water filtration.

Other on-site activities will include constructing oyster reef balls. This hands-on activity involves mixing and molding marine-friendly concrete to form structures that will be used to fortify coastal areas, mitigating erosion and fostering environments akin to natural oyster habitats in Tampa Bay.

Sign up for oyster reef ball construction here.

Tampa Bay Watch
3000 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde, 33715
April 22nd
9 AM - 12 PM
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19th Annual Tarpon Rodeo

Funds raised during the tournament will support Tampa Bay Watch’s efforts to protect and restore our waterways through scientific volunteer projects, as well as educate locals and visitors about the importance of our fresh and brackish waters.

Ft. De Soto Boat Ramp
June 7th
6 AM - 3 PM

Check out our volunteer event calendar to see a full list of upcoming volunteer projects and opportunities. 

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