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!

VOLUNTEERING at tampa bay watch

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.

mid-summer coastal cleanup

Saturday, July 11
9 AM - Noon

This event is a great opportunity to give back to areas that the community loves and enjoys after the Fourth of July weekend.

Tampa Bay Watch sees the project as an important way to help clean up human-generated trash as well as marine debris that floats onto the shorelines from Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Cleanups also protect wildlife from unnecessary injury or death.

Contact Rachel Arndt with questions by Email or calling 727-867-8166, x233.

Click on a site below to register:

Fort De Soto Park | Tampa Bay Watch | Sunshine Skyway | Palma Sola Causeway (Bradenton)

boaters needed

Saturday, July 11
9 AM - Noon

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boaters that are willing to remove abandoned crab traps from the water on the morning of Saturday, July 11. This event is planned so that it falls within the temporary closure of blue crab fishing mandated by FWC. It is a unique opportunity that only happens once every two years which allows us to remove any trap from the water because during the closed season, all crab traps are considered derelict.

We are recruiting volunteers for six different locations throughout the bay, so you can choose which location you would prefer to participate.

The locations are:

- Belleair Causeway boat ramp in Belleair Bluffs

- Upper Tampa Bay at Courtney Campbell Causeway boat ramp

- Alafia River at Williams Park boat ramp

- Cockroach Bay boat ramp

- Boca Ciega Bay at Fort De Soto boat ramp

- St. Petersburg at Demen’s Landing boat ramp


Click here to register for the project!