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2020 Talks, Field Trips, and Volunteer Opportunities

Annual Meeting 

February 22 from 1:30-4:30 at the Sunshine Center.

Join Friends for our annual get-together for a short
business meeting, volunteer appreciation, light meal,
silent auction, & speaker. 

See home page for details.

Ales and Wild Tails

Join us for Ales and Wild Tails every 2nd Wednesday of the month with the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges team up with The Ale and the Witch to bring you environmental education, conversation and beer.

Where: The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Map)

Check our fior the next Tails talk.

Volunteer Events

Friends has volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please check out the upcoming events and dates and let us know if you’d like to help. No experience needed, we will train you if you are new to one of our volunteer activities. New volunteer events are listed below. If you are interested in helping out, contact Barb Howard at

Egmont Key Docents 

  • Docents needed any weekend, plus Spring Break at the Egmont Key Guardhouse. If you would like to be a docent email or call Pat Mundus 720-966-3660.  

  • Bird Surveys Help Needed around the Pinellas Refuge Bird Surveys

    Sign up early, these fill fast!

    • March 9
    • April 8

    To volunteer, contact Dave Howard at or call Barb at 727-343-1272.




  • 6th Annual Earth Day

April 4  at Williams Park, St. Petersburg.

Visit for more information.


Pinellas Repairs, Cleanups & Exotic control

To be determined, watch emails to sign up. To volunteer email 

On Going Fund Raisers

  • Help Friends raise money by using the search engine  When the site asks “Who do you search for?”,  type Friends of Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges and click Verify. The site should respond with Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges, St Petersburg, FL. For each search you make through Goodsearch, 1 cent is credited to Friends.  If you shop online, follow the shop link at Goodsearch to your favorite stores and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to Friends. Help support this painless and easy way to raise funds for us!

  • You can purchase high quality re-manufactured ink cartridges at our link Friends receive a 15% donation from you purchase.  We also raise funds by collecting and recycling ink cartridges. They can be brought to any meeting or event.

  • Shop at put Friends of Tampa Bay NWR in the company spot on your order form and Friends will receive a donation – shop now, this is for a limited time.

Board Meetings

Board/planning meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at Brooklyn South, 1437 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. (map) Join us at 6 p.m. to socialize and have a bite to eat, the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. If you would like to participate please send an email to