Monthly Archives: October 2014

Reef Monitoring

A non-profit organization relies on an army of underwater volunteers to help safeguard local marine species By Marcia Biggs The first rays of dawn have yet to appear as Heyward Mathews guides his 30-foot boat through the inky dark...

Top Tampa Bay Hiking Spots

An abundance of natural areas across the Tampa Bay watershed offer countless trails for hiking enthusiasts. Many popular maintained trails can be found at state, county and city parks. Also, the Southwest Florida Water Management ...

Roof-top technology has far-reaching impacts

Peter Clark, executive director of Tampa Bay Watch, is torn between the benefits of solar power. Is it a cost-effective way to save up to 85% of the organization’s annual electrical consumption, so that more funds can be dedicated...

Jan Platt: The Young Girl and the Sea

By Sigrid Tidmore When Jan Kaminis Platt was born in 1936, she already had sand in her shoes and salt water in her veins. She came by these traits honestly, having a Norwegian whaler for a great-grandfather, a Greek grandfather st...

Vote Yes on 1

The Agency on Bay Management has joined dozens of organizations across the state, endorsing Amendment 1 on the November ballot. The amendment would restore the funding that has made Florida a national leader in protecting environm...