Category Archives: Conservation & Restoration

Citizen Scientists Step Up to Help

By Victoria Parsons More and more kids are realizing that the natural resources and wildlife in their neighborhoods are threatened by development, pollution and climate change. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix the proble...

Community Education Programs Engage Adults

Twelve community education grants, designed to actively engage adults in water-related issues, have been awarded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Six grants in the Tampa Bay region include: $5000 to the Florida ...

Brandt Henningsen: Restoring our Natural Legacy

Profile: By Mary Kelley Hoppe The quiet mangrove coves and lush marshes rimming Cockroach Bay Preserve near Ruskin in southern Hillsborough County give no hint of the decades-long transformation there. Lands once used for farming ...

Marvelous Mud

Story and illustration by Sigrid Tidmore “Ewwww!” “Yuck — it’s icky, squishy and smelly!” “Cool. Can we take off our shoes and play in it?” These are the typical comments I get the first time I take kids out to the estuarine mud f...