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Project Site Visit to Tampa Bay Watch's Macdill Air Force Base Reef Ball
oyster bar project.
Gulf Guardian Award Winners 2004- Civic-Nonprofit Organization - 2nd Place
August 13, 2004
Enhancement for MacDill AFB; Phase II
of MacDill AFB Oyster Submerged Breakwater after one year (Feb 2005)
Post Hurricanes Monitoring Photos (Sept 29, 2004)
19, 2004 Tampa Bay's 10 Tampa Bay Watch's Reef Ball Project at MacDill Air
- Macdill Air Force Base
Submerged Breakwater Project
- Tampa Tribune, FL - Mar
... HELPING HANDS: Also on Saturday, the Coastal
Conservation Association and local neighborhood associations join to install
more oyster Reef Balls reefs at Ballast Point
- Reefs Around the World Acceptance
Letter from RBF for Tampa Bay Watch
Bay Estuary Program - Give A Day For The Bay - Bayshore Boulevard Reef
Made Beautiful Project of Tampa Bay Watch March 15, 2003
- Chamberlain Senior High School
- Students are deploying two Bay Balls (tm) and twenty Model
Balls (tm) as part of a science program on October 5th 1997
in Tampa, Florida. The molds were provided free as part of our Reefs
Around The Nation (tm) program.
The high school has won awards in the past for a video presentation of
their artificial reef projects.
2000 / Tampa Baywatch: "Seawall Enhancement Features in
Residential Canals - Tampa Bay, Florida"
- Photo of
Oyster Size Reef Ball (covered in Oysters)
Petersburg Times, South Pinellas, Environmental group plants oyster reefs
that filter bay by JON WILSON Feb 11, 2001
19, 2000 / South Tampa News: "'Reef Balls' dock in South Tampa"
21, 1999 / St. Petersburg Times Online: "Artificial reefs need not be
big to make impact"
- Reef Ball display at St.
- Photos of Tampa Bay Watch Projects 1
Best Overall Educational
Project 2001: Tampa Bay Watch,
Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay Watch uses the smaller sizes of Reef Balls under docks and
around sea walls in Tampa Bay to encourage the growth of oysters whose filter
feeding abilities help control pollution and improves visibility in
the bay. Tampa Bay watch uses volunteers of all ages to help in the programs and
has made very significant impacts on the community in both water quality and
Tampa Bay Watch, Inc.,3000 Pinellas Bayway, South, Tierra Verde,
Florida 33715, phone: 727-867-8166
fax: 727-867-8188 acquired 2 lo pro and 4 oyster molds on 11/16/1999, and
2 lo pro molds on 01/14/2000 through the Reef Ball Foundation's Reefs Around the
World Program. On 01/14/2000, The Reef Ball Foundation donated fully 2
more lo pro molds to Tampa Bay Watch. In addition to local mold use, Tampa
Bay Watch also purchases additional Reef Balls from Reef Innovations as a
special Reefs Around the World Price.
Artificial Reef Coordinators
BARRY YODER / JIM CLINE / CHARLES MANGIO
3095 114TH AVENUE NORTH
ST. PETERSBURG FL 34630
Peter A. Clark, Executive Director
Tampa BayWatch, Inc.
3000 Pinellas BayWay S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
The Following Agencies provide funding for oyster recovery.
Authorized Contractors for the Area
Reef Innovations, Inc. (RI) is a worldwide mobile, authorized,
licensed and insured Reef Ball Contractor providing turnkey construction and
delivery of Reef Ball products worldwide. RI also offers Reef Ball mold training
and finished module inspection services. Check our Website
for more information.
2415 McMichael Road
St. Cloud, Fl 34771
Home: (407) 957-5821
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