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Join Tampa Bay Watch and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to celebrate Tampa Bay's seagrass recovery

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Please join other seagrass lovers on Friday, October 16 to celebrate an historic milestone in Tampa Bay's ongoing recovery, the restoration of seagrasses to levels not seen since 1950!

blenny in seagrass Survey results released this year documented more than 5,000 acres of new grasses from 2012-2014. Tampa Bay now harbors 40,295 acres of seagrasses, surpassing the baywide goal of 38,000 acres set in 1995 by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. These remarkable gains mirror similar trends in water quality, reflecting the collective efforts of all of us working together – the cities and counties, the private sector and the citizens who treasure the bay.

A ceremonial seagrass planting is planned, following remarks by community leaders and partners heralding regional success in the bay's restoration. Light refreshments will be served. Participants should bring old sneakers or water shoes that can get wet or muddy, along with shorts or roll-up pants.

Please RSVP by October 12 by clicking the link below.