Volunteers are the lifeblood of Tampa Bay Watch! They accomplish restoration and protection activities we could never afford hired staff to complete. Youth and adult volunteers are involved each year in a variety of hands-on habitat restoration projects such as oyster dome construction, oyster shell bar installation, salt marsh plantings and coastal cleanups to help the bay recover from its devastating environmental problems. Volunteers of all ages participate in our projects. Our coastal cleanups and salt marsh plantings are family-friendly and open to all ages. If you would like to be kept informed of our numerous volunteer opportunities, complete our online registration so you will receive our weekly email message which advertises our upcoming environmental restoration projects.


Contact Rachel Arndt, communications coordinator, with questions about any of these upcoming events! Call 727-867-8166, extension 233, or Click here to Email Rachel.



If you would like to register a group larger than five volunteers, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel Arndt, directly in lieu of registering through the online system. Thank you!


Volunteer for a Native Planting at Feather Sound

Friday, June 10 from 9am - Noon


Tampa Bay Watch, in partnership with The Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Pinellas County and the Southwest Florida Water Management District is recruiting volunteers to plant native coastal upland plants including seashore paspalum and patens to restore Feather Sound.


The goal of the project is to restore more than 30 acres of marsh and mangrove wetlands in the area along Feather Sound Drive, including around the borrow pit and near Ulmerton Road. Invasive, exotic vegetation such as Brazilian pepper has been removed, now native coastal upland plants will be planted that will provide habitat for wildlife and help clean runoff before it enters the bay.


The meeting location will be Earl R. Maize Recreation Area, 2051 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater, FL 33762.


Click here to volunteer for the planting!


Be the Face of Tampa Bay Watch!


Tampa Bay Watch regularly seeks outreach volunteers to represent our organization at community events such as MarineQuest and Ribfest. As an outreach volunteer, you'll talk to people who come up to our display to find out more about our mission, our restoration projects, youth education, and volunteer and membership opportunities.


Click here to contact us if you'd like to become an outreach volunteer!


3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715

Tel: 727-867-8166 | Fax: 727-867-8188