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Tampa Bay Watch, 100 volunteers to plant thousands of plants at Bahia Beach
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Tampa Bay Watch, 100 volunteers to plant thousands of plants at Bahia Beach

Ruskin, FL – The Tampa Bay Watch and 100 community volunteers will be hard at work in Ruskin this weekend   planting over 20,000 salt marsh grass plugs to help the environment.

Their efforts are a part of  the Bahia Beach Habitat Restoration project, an ongoing initiative of TBW with a goal, reps say, of improving the habitat for native fish, invertebrates, birds and mammal species and restoring /offseting historical losses of wetlands in Tampa Bay. 

TBW successfully sought out their 100 helping hands for this weekend's event, but their website features a full list of similar upcoming events. Volunteers from arounfd the Bay are not only welcome, but encouraged, to register and sign up! 

Click here to see a list of TBW's upcoming events

Background on The Bahia Beach Habitat Restoration project:

The Bahia Beach Habitat Restoration project is a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Mitigation Project managed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). The 144 acre parcel was purchased by Hillsborough County through its Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program. This planting event will restore estuarine marshes to improve habitat for native fish, invertebrates, birds and mammal species. The enhancement of these estuarine marshes will restore and offset historical losses of wetlands in Tampa Bay. 

 

 

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