|Volunteering at Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves
Volunteers and interns are an integral part of aquatic preserve staff's ability to reach management goals. The volunteer
network for Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves services four
aquatic preserves - Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve,
Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, Pinellas County Aquatic Preserve, and Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve. Staff
have also set up a projects catering to a specific group (i.e. Eagle Scout Projects, corporate work
groups, student organizations, neighborhood associations, etc.). There
have been regular island restoration
days with projects such as trash removal, planting native plants and the removal of exotic plants.
Additional volunteer projects include:
Alternate spring breaks.
- Water quality monitoring.
- Clean-up events (including removal of
- Maintenance and upkeep of the native plant nursery.
- Habitat restoration.
- Citizen patrolling.
- Outreach opportunities.
- Information gathering.
A boat full of native plants destined for a spoil
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October 26, 2015
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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