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Tampa Bay Water teams up with Florida Botanical Gardens

PINELLAS COUNTY – It’s not every day that tourist attractions and public utilities team up, but in Largo, a beautiful partnership blossoms.

Back in 2021, Tampa Bay Water and The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation teamed up to create educational signs, and now they are back in 2023, doing it again. They say it’s a win-win situation.

“I think it’s wonderful whenever any sort of organization can collaborate with other organizations to make something positive for our community first of all, but also, the people who come to the Tampa Bay Area,” said Alison Nourse-Miller with the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation.

Nourse- Miller refers to the new signs recently installed at the Florida Botanical Gardens Wetlands Walkway, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Water Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Program.

“One of the signs, for example, will tell you what are some of the plants you might see in the wetlands and some of the animals you might see,” said Nourse-Miller. “Another sign is going to talk about how the wetlands help filter water.”