Tampa Bay Watch



Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the protection and restoration of the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.

Lovers Key State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Previously destined to become the site of luxury condominiums, the land that is now Lovers Key State Park was donated to the people of Florida so that its beaches and mangrove forests can be preserved for all to enjoy. Hop in a kayak or lounge under an umbrella on the shore. Explore serene canals and lagoons that are favorite grazing spots for manatee and shorebirds. You may see the calm turquoise waters broken by a dolphin’s dorsal fin or by the strike of an osprey’s talons.

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

Create a "natural" learning environment for your next company meeting, youth training activity or organization retreat. Nestled among the trees, at the end of a winding path, is a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

The Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, located just a short drive from Orlando and Tampa, is miles away from the traffic congestion, cramped hotels and tourist attractions which often disrupt meetings and distract participants.

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Homestead-Miami Speedway is dedicated to making a positive difference and serving the communities of South Florida. In conjunction with the NASCAR Foundation, Driving for a Cause seeks to raise funds to assist and provide support to non-profit and charitable cause in surrounding communities with a focus on youth and education. We are dedicated to engaging the youth utilizing our resources, such as the track and the two lakes on property, to educate them about the environment.

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Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center is more than a mere repository for historical facts. Functioning as a liaison between the past and the present, the museum honors our community’s character and heritage, stirring the spirit of adventure found in all its visitors with the generations of stories it has to tell.

Camp Gilead

Camp Gilead is a Christian Camp and Conference Center located in Polk City, FL, just 20 minutes from Walt Disney World, centrally located between Tampa and Orlando! We exist to provide a fun and exciting environment to win others to Christ and to assist local churches in training and discipleship through a quality camp ministry.

Lindsey Phillips Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Hawthorne

The park is owned and maintained by the City of Hawthorne. Locate on Johnson Lake at 6905 SE U.S. Highway 301; it features a boat ramp, fishing pier, playground and picnic facilities. The park closes at dusk.

Sams House at Pine Island

Associated Agency: 
Brevard County Environmental Endangered Lands Program

From Ice Age animals to Native Americans to early pioneers, Pine Island Conservation Area has a rich history. Mastodon tusks, pottery sherds, and 19th century farm tools found on site help piece together the story of this special place.

Come inside the oldest standing home in Brevard County, the 1875 Sams family cabin. Travel back in time here and along the paved trail where interactive exhibits highlight Pine Island's many past inhabitants.

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