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.
Oyster Shell Bar Installation at McKay Bay
May 16 & 17
Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to create an oyster shell bar on the shoreline of McKay Bay. The project location is Desoto Park, 2617 Corrine St., Tampa, FL 33605.
Oyster shell projects involve shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags, transporting the bags to the project site and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create a series of oyster bars. It is pretty physical labor with oyster shell bags weighing around 30 pounds each, so the minimum age to participate is 15 years old. The goal is to restore lost habitat systems to the bay, prevent further erosion of the shoreline and improve water quality through natural biological filtration.
Click on a date below to register.
Summer Volunteer Opportunity
for High School Students
9 - Noon
Tampa Bay Watch has an opportunity for high school students (minimum age of 15 years old) to volunteer over the summer. The program will take place on Fridays from June 14 through August 9 (There will not be a session on July 5) at our facility in Tierra Verde. Usually there is a group of ten students, and one of our staff will lead an environmental project such as cleaning fishing line, cleaning a shoreline, or planting marsh grasses.
Advanced registration is required by Emailing the dates that you'd like to participate and your cell number to Rachel Arndt.
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