Category Archives: People and the Bay

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Brings Home Top Honors

Three first-place awards – including the top honor from one of the nation’s most prestigious non-profits – set a new standard for Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, the Hillsborough County affiliate for Keep America Beautiful. The local or...

Profile: Suzanne Cooper

Her Best-Laid Plans Turn Out Even Better Like many kids who grew up in Florida, Suzanne Cooper always wanted to be a marine biologist. Luckily for Tampa Bay, she ended up earning a master’s degree in botany and then became a plann...

Stand Up for Florida Water & Land Legacy Now

By Pegeen Hanrahan, P.E. We’re all familiar with one spot or another in Florida that used to be untouched, and is now nearly untouchable. Our untouched natural areas make Florida the place we love, and we must leave a legacy...

Profile: Tom Ries Wins National Award

Some people are lucky enough to win the lottery and spend the rest of their lives doing whatever makes them happiest. Other people are even luckier – they spend their careers doing exactly what they want to do when they retire. To...

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...