Discover the Island celebrating October 23-24!
Come out to the Egmont Key to discover the island! For details see link.
Dedicated Volunteers: 2021 Kiosk Renovations
Bayfront Park on Anna Maria Island
Recently, volunteers Pat, Fran, Dave H, and Dave K revitalized the Passage Key kiosk at Bayfront Park on Anna Maria Island.
Patrick and Dave cleaning up flexiglass panel.
Dave adding screws to complete installation.
Patrick pointing out the completed installation.
Maximo Park Kiosk Updates
Our team of Friend Volunteers completed updates to the Kiosks at Maximo Park in September.
Patrick and Dave refurbishing the kiosk.
Rick, Dave K and Patrick replace plexiglass.
Thanks Dave H, Dave K, Edie, Rick and Patrick for your dedication!
Guardhouse Kiosk Update
Volunteers and staff are busy renovating the six Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges interpretive kiosks this summer and fall.
First up was the kiosk at the Egmont Key Guardhouse.
Minor repairs, a coat of stain and new plexiglass are giving these kiosks a fresh look.
Thank you, Friends volunteers, and USFWS staff for your efforts!
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The Little Bird Key (part of the Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge) shoreline stabilization project was awarded
the 2018/19 Golden Mangrove Award from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program.
The project was completed in 2019 and was a partnership with US Fish and Wildlife, Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Tampa Bay Watch, and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. The award is presented to the most outstanding Bay Mini-Grant Project for each grant cycle. The Little Bird Key Shoreline Stabilization Project was selected as the winner from all the completed Bay Mini-Grant projects for the 2018/2019. The selection was delayed due to the pandemic, but the results were worth waiting for!
The project included the installation of 500 concrete oyster reef balls to stem the erosion of the Little Bird Key shoreline and loss of mangroves from recreational boat waking. The design and installation of the project was led by Tampa Bay Watch staff and volunteers. We are proud to be a part of protecting our Tampa Bay natural resources.
Check out the 2021 Fall Issue of the Friends Newsletter.
- Updates With the Refuges and Friends
- Egmont Key Notes
- Birds of the Refuge: White Ibis
- Little Bird Key Wins Golden Mangrove Award
- Calendar of Events
- Monthly Bird Surveys
- Future Trips