Category Archives: News Briefs

News Briefs — Fall 2016

Heather Young joins TBRPC, ABM Heather Young, a marine scientist specializing in coastal management issues, has joined the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council as environmental planner and staff to the Agency on Bay Management. She...

News Briefs — Spring, Summer 2016

Fish return to restored bay in just months Scientists from the Southwest Florida Water Management District began seeing dramatically increased diversity in species of fish just months after the Hunters Cove Revegetation Pilot Proj...

News Briefs — Winter, 2016

EPC to publish Guide to Artificial Reefs More than 60 species of fish— including the ever-popular gag grouper, mangrove snapper, snook and tarpon — use artificial reefs in Tampa Bay. A new initiative wants to help fishermen become...

News Briefs, Fall 2015

Florida Audubon purchases Terra Ceia Bird Island With state conservation land purchases still at a low level, the Florida Audubon Society has purchased one of the most important bird rookeries in the Tampa Bay area. Terra Ceia Lit...

News Briefs, Spring 2015

Environmental initiatives sweep Future of the Region awards program A series of environmentally oriented projects took top honors at the 23rd annual Future of the Region awards program coordinated by the Tampa Bay Regional Plannin...

News Briefs, Winter 2015

USGS asks citizen-scientists for help tracking coastal changes Sometimes even the most powerful computers can’t do a job as well as the human brain. That’s the case with aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Geological Survey to tr...

News Briefs, Fall 2014

NOAA grant helps region prepare for sea level rise A $100,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council will help the region prepare for sea level rise. Part of the C...

News Briefs, Spring 2014

Payback on Water Star Homes Less than Three Years New research compiled by the Florida Water Star program shows that new homes with efficient indoor fixtures and irrigation systems with increased mulched areas pay for themselves i...

News Briefs, Winter 2014

Tampa Bay Water Announces 2013 Water-Wise Winners Six homeowners from across the region were recognized with 2013 Community Water-Wise Awards for best landscaping designs using Florida-Friendly principles. Applicants completed a b...

News Briefs, Fall 2013

Pocket Ranger App Now Covers Beaches The Florida Park Service has updated its Pocket Ranger app for smartphones to include every public beach access point in Florida, in addition to information about its 171 state parks and trails...