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Why dump toxins all over your little piece of paradise? Give bad bugs the boot by hand-plucking or using non-toxic horticultural sprays and soaps. 95% of the world’s insects are either helpful or harmless. Learn to recognize good guys like ladybugs, assassin bugs and, yes, spiders!...

Tailpipe emissions from cars and trucks have a greater impact on the bay’s water quality than power plants. Consolidate your errands, share the ride, and drive smaller, fuel-efficient cars to keep our air and water clean. Tampa Bay Estuary Program research has shown that mobile sources...

Dog poop can add bacteria to the bay, and transmit disease to humans and other dogs. Prevent poo-lution by bagging and tossing dog doo in the trash. In the Tampa Bay area, an average of 50 tons of dog poop is left on the ground each day....

Plastic water bottles takes energy to make, transport, store, and recycle. BYOB with a reusable bottle filled with tap water, or a filtered pitcher. The average American uses 167 disposable water bottles a year....