Category Archives: People and the Bay

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 ...

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 ...

Volunteers Needed for Skyway Project

[/su_pullquote] Fishing on the Skyway Pier has long been legendary, with fishermen from around the world visiting Tampa Bay for a chance to catch everything from tarpon and shark to grouper, sea bass and mackerel. Now, bay manager...