Category Archives: Conservation & Restoration

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...

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...

State of the Bay

The Agency on Bay Management presents the 2013 “State of Tampa Bay” report reviewing accomplishments of its members over the last year. As the natural resources committee of the Tampa Bay Regional Council, ABM remains the primary ...

Erosion Jeopardizes Egmont Key

In 1905, when Teddy Roosevelt named Passage Key one of the first National Wildlife Refuges, it was a lush island with a freshwater lake that provided critical habitat for more than 100 species of birds. Today, all that remains is ...

The Real Cost of Fertilizer

By Victoria Parsons From a perfectly straight-forward perspective, lawn fertilizer in Florida is a pretty good value. For about $25, the average homeowner can sprinkle enough nutrients, pesticides and weed killer to keep their law...

“Illegal Weed” Causes Ecological Damage

Nope, we’re not talking about the weed on the ballot later this year – we’re talking about weeds, leaves and lawn clippings that become illegal when they’re swept or blown into storm drains. “Storm drains in Florida aren’t connect...