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Other Events:

  • Volunteer opportunities:

Spring and summer events:

Project Free 3rd Saturday Art Walk evenings and Tuesday markets – anytime
SharkCon – July 8 & 9, 2017 at the Florida Fairgrounds in Tampa – need volunteers
Gecko Fest in Gulfport – September 2, 2017

Fall events:

Crescent Lake Festival
MarineQuest – FWRI
Discover the Island – Egmont Key
Holiday Hoopla – Gulfport

  • Pinellas Bird Surveys:
  • Guardhouse Docents:  Please let Barb H know if you’d like a date 727-343-1272 or

Watch your emails for upcoming field trips and the Annual Egmont Key Boat Tour of the nesting birds (tentative date mid to late June)

If you’d like to volunteer to help on any bird surveys, in the Guardhouse as a docent, or at the festivals please contact Barb or 727-343-1272. 

On Going Fund Raisers

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Pinellas Refuge Cleanups: To be announced.
  • 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