Category Archives: Human Impacts

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...

Rebuilding Tampa Bay from the Bottom Up

By Sonia C. Lavina I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I signed up to help Tampa Bay Watch and a team of about 40 employees from the Mosaic Company install an oyster shell bar along the shoreline of the Schultz Nature Prese...

Pounds to Ounces: The Zero Waste Project

By Avalon Theisen Do you know how much waste leaves your house every day and goes to landfills or incinerators? Kids, like adults, may not think too much about the amount of trash we produce — or where it goes when we throw it “aw...

Green Jobs: The What, The Where, The Why

By Scott M. Deitche “Green jobs” have been the buzzword in economic development for a few years now. From politicians who envision millions of green jobs to naysayers declaring they don’t exist, it’s tough to know how much of an i...

TBRPC Celebrates 50 Years of Regional Leadership

By Suzanne Cooper On September 12, 1961, St. Petersburg Mayor Herman Goldner made a bold statement to his peers throughout the Tampa Bay area, declaring that “It is time for us to plan together on a regional basis.” He challenged ...