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Why Conservation?

There was a time in America when the natural world seemed limitless.
With time came enormous change.
Today, the preservation of natural land depends on us.

The 19th Century Perspective...

In wilderness is the preservation of the world

– Henry David Thoreau


The Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission confirms the Tampa Bay Conservancy’s quality standards and commitment to professional excellence, lasting stewardship and earning the public's trust in our work.

Lands Protected

The TBC has worked on land protection throughout Tampa Bay, recently expanding north to Citrus County and east to Polk County. 

Donate today

We invite you to make a donation to The Tampa Bay Conservancy, Inc. a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving the Bay Area's natural, agricultural and scenic heritage. 

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

– Aldo Leopold,  A Sand County Almanac

Gibbons Bridge Update!

The Conservancy rebuilt the Gibbons bridge over Bell Creek on the Myron and Helen Gibbons Nature Preserve in 2020.


A ribbon cutting was held during the Audubon Birding and Nature Festival in October 2021.


For 2023, TBC is in the process of updating the 2008 management plan for the Preserve. There will be more projects for our Preserve in the future. More opportunities to help improve this environmental gem.


Look for additional information here.

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Rebuilt Bridge

Before Repairs

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