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One of the jewels of Pinellas County - Fort DeSoto County Park - provides peace, nature, and wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities. We have an amazing community of raptors making the park home and one pair has consistently beaten some pretty amazing odds by raising FOUR...

Peter Clark wears many hats – planner-in-chief of habitat restoration and educational programs, friend raiser, and fundraiser. But it’s the one-on-one interaction with kids that inspires him most. “It’s one of my biggest joys, sliding all the paperwork off my desk and driving them out...

Holly Greening’s career current was set at the age of 10, immersed in the underwater adventures of pioneering diver Eugenie Clark, known as “The Shark Lady” recounted in the book “Lady With A Spear.” Plus, she admittedly “couldn’t stay out of the water” growing up in...

There is nothing typical about Maya Trotz. The globe-trotting science educator teaches civil and environmental engineering at the University of South Florida, while building partnerships focused on water sustainability here and in the Caribbean. Born and raised in Guyana, Trotz earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering...

Jan Kaminis Platt was born with saltwater in her veins, thanks to a Greek grandfather still working on the Anclote River and a fishing-fanatic dad. Jan and younger sister Bobbie Lou grew up fishing, wading and swimming the bay. Her legacy spans more than 50 years. In...

You’ve likely admired the handiwork of Tom Ries if you’ve visited Tampa’s popular Ulele restaurant on the Hillsborough River. Ries oversaw the transformation of the adjacent Ulele Spring from an overgrown ditch to a small but important urban park that showcases the bubbling spring-water. “We wanted...

Today is a great day to work outside with friends to make Tampa Bay a better place to live and play....