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 ...

Nature Makes Us Nicer

A new study from the University of Rochester indicates that just looking at nature scenes or having living plants in a laboratory setting makes people more caring, community-oriented, and generous. The findings highlight the impor...

What’s Up with the Water?

There’s hope on the horizon as El Niño is expected to strengthen, bringing unseasonably heavy rain to Florida during the typically dry winter months. If it fails to materialize, though, Tampa Bay may be in for its worst drought ev...

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 ...