Category Archives: People and the Bay

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 ...

Editors Desk- SWIM Legacy is Tampa Bay’s Gain

1987 was a banner year for Tampa Bay. Twenty years ago, legislators created the state’s Surface Water Improvement and Management Program, known as SWIM. The legislation directed badly needed funding to the task of repairing lakes ...

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...

Editors Desk- Spring 2007

It’s hard to believe – even for us – but it’s been nearly five years since Bay Soundings published its inaugural edition in the summer of 2002. Much has changed over that time, but much remains the same. Created to promote conserv...