Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring-Breakers Help Restore Tampa Bay

Not all college students on break come to Florida for the beaches and parties. Ten students from Ohio State University (OSU) recently spent their spring break helping the Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves (TBAP) program with habitat res...

You Can Help Save the Frogs

By Avalon Theisen When you think of a frog, what comes to mind? Slimy? Hopping? Fly-eating? Green? Well, those things may describe some frogs, but did you know that frogs represent so much more? In fact, frogs represent the health...

Profile: Meet Jim Igler, Super Volunteer

If you’ve ever volunteered to help improve Tampa Bay’s ecosystems, you’ve probably met Jim Igler. He’s the guy who has a near-perfect attendance record at the Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s Give a Day for the Bay events. Or you may h...

Perils of Plastic

By Sigrid Tidmore When our nonprofit organization, Community Stepping Stones, won a Tampa Bay Estuary Program mini-grant 18 months ago, we embarked upon an adventure that has literally changed our lives. Our students participate i...

News Briefs, Spring 2013

BP Trial Continues: Local Groups Look at Restoration Efforts A federal judge has refused to grant a motion releasing BP from charges of gross negligence meaning the oil company could be liable for fines of nearly $20 billion follo...