News & Events

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

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Tuesday, May 2nd - GIVE DAY Tampa Bay  -  Donation can be made starting April 18th, via www.giveday.org or by clicking HERE

 

Board Meetings

 

All Meetings are at the Seminole Heights Library, 4711 N. Central Ave, Tampa, unless otherwise noted.  Please email Helen Scott, hlprobst@hotmail.com if you plan to attend so we can watch for you.

May 1st  (Monday) - updated

August 16th (3rd Wednesday)

October 11th (Wednesday)

November 8th (Wednesday)

The public is always welcome to join us for our board meetings.  Please contact Helen Scott, hlprobst@hotmail.com for more details on times and locations.    

 

 

The Bullfrog Creek Project is complete!!

          Project partners from five different agencies, non-profits, and industry contributed funds and in-kind services to demonstrate five different management strategies for improving water quality and wildlife habitat in the riparian buffer zone of the Bullfrog Creek Scrub Preserve in southern Hillsborough County. The partners included: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Tampa Bay Conservancy; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS); UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS); Hillsborough County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation; Tampa Bay Estuary Program; and Mosaic Fertilizer Company. AMEC Environment and Infrastructure was contracted to provide engineering and environmental services.

          Design and construction of two low-flow water crossings across tributaries to Bullfrog Creek was completed in June 2014 using geoweb and stone to allow maintenance vehicles access to the site while minimizing impacts to water quality and stream beds. Prescribed burning was conducted on 180 acres of uplands in April 2013 to control invasive exotics and maintain fire-adapted native plant communities. Herbicides were applied to 122 acres north and south of Bullfrog Creek in 2013 and 2014 to control cogongrass and other invasive plants. Roughly 1800 Florida-friendly trees and native plants were installed in the riparian buffer in July 2013 to improve water quality and habitat.

          A field day on Land Stewardship and Economic Advantages of BMP's was held November 6, 2014, attended by 13 local ranchers and agricultural professionals. An FFA and 4-H field day for Cow-Calf BMP's and riparian buffer planting was held two days later, attended by 22 FFA/4-H students and their sponsors.

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 “To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them.”
Theodore Roosevelt

 

 


 

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