Upcoming Projects

Super Bowl LV Kickoff Event/Community Greening Project

February 4, 2021

Location
Wellswood Park
4918 North Mendenhall Drive
Tampa, FL, 33603

Check in: 10:00 a.m.
Event Start: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (or until completion)

Join Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful as we create a community garden in Wellswood!

Community volunteers will work with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to install three hydroponic grow towers, plant garden beds, and a pollinator garden. The gardens will then be used by neighbors, volunteers, and students as they participate in hands-on activities and learn how to grow fresh, healthy food, and learn about nutrition and healthy eating.

What to bring:
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Protective footwear (close-toed, no sandals or flip-flops)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Reusable water-bottle
  • Snack
  • Mask
  • Provided: Gloves, Water and Snack

Due to COVID-19, as requested by Parks Department, all volunteers must wear a mask and/or remain 6ft apart at the event.*Promotional giveaways available while supplies last. The mission of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is to promote a culture of environmental stewardship through volunteer and educational opportunities.

Volunteer Work Day at the Florida Learning Garden

February 13, 2021

Location
Florida Learning Garden
4800 U.S. 301
Tampa, FL 33610

Check in: 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

All ages welcome to volunteer at the Florida Learning Garden!

The Florida Learning Garden, a project of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful in partnership with the Florida State Fair Authority, is a permanent one-acre interactive educational experience. The display garden features raised beds, hydroponics, hugelkulture beds, a Florida-Friendly Walking Trail, butterfly gardens, composting system, and the Cargill Windmill. From ‘right-plant-right-place’ to best practices for water conservation, the Florida Learning Garden educates residents on multiple growing techniques and sustainable practices to utilize in their own homes and gardens. As a nonprofit, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful relies on the help of individual and group volunteers to help us with the day to day operations of our learning garden. Groups, Student Clubs, Business and Individuals are welcome to volunteer (Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and/or bring the individual liability waiver signed by a parent/guardian – this form will be sent via email after you register.)Volunteers can assist with a variety of tasks such as planting, harvesting, and weeding (mainly weeding). 

Requirements

There are a few requirements for volunteering at the garden. Please come prepared to get dirty; wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can be dirtied. There is limited shade in the garden, so sun protection is a top priority; please wear hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Water will be provided, however in the name of conservation, we do encourage volunteers to bring reusable water bottles.

Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsor

Great American Cleanup

Postponed Until Further Notice

Location
Various locations throughout Hillsborough County.

Check in: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Great American Cleanup is a call to action to create more sustainable communities by focusing volunteer efforts on activities that impact individuals in need, aesthetic community improvements and environmental impact.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful recruits volunteers, site captains and local sponsors to foster unity and strengthen community bonds through beautification and improvement efforts across Hillsborough County.

Volunteer Registration is now open

Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsor

2019 Stats

3729
Volunteers
88296
lbs. Litter & Debris Removed
605
lbs. Invasive Plants Removed
479
Trees Planted

World Oceans Day

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Take action wherever you are and pledge to volunteer to join Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful remotely on Saturday, June 6, 2020 as we celebrate World Oceans Day.

We are encouraging individuals and families to participate while abiding by the social distancing guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We’re calling all volunteers with kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and motorboats to help us cleanup our local waterways.

If you don’t have a water vessel, you can still participate by cleaning up a local shoreline or neighborhood. Did you know that 80% of all litter on land will end up in our waterways? By taking a proactive approach, we can all make a big impact in our community!

After Fireworks Cleanup

Sunday, July 5, 2020
(Walkers Only)

Checkin: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

We all enjoy our time celebrating America’s birthday with picnics, libations and sparklers, but the time comes when we must clean up after the party. Join your fellow Tampa Bay residents in helping to protect our waterways from becoming an explosion of unsightly litter.

Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup

Save The Date
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Location
Various Locations Throughout Hillsborough County

Checkin: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful presents the Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Unlike a typical litter removal event, this event offers the opportunity for volunteers to engage in vital international research activities by taking on the role of “Scientist for a Day.” With a specific focus on water-based natural resource protection, volunteers collect items and record the data. This information is used to determine future requirements for cleanup initiatives, assess projects that are needed in the area and develop awareness of these needs within the local communities who share these waterways.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors and partners for helping to make this event a huge success! In 2019 7,329 volunteers removed 168,065 lbs. of litter and debris from our waterways. Join the movement to protect our waterways.

What To Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Protective footwear (close-toed)
  • Work or garden gloves
  • Reusable water bottle
Calling All Site Captains!

If you are looking to gain leadership experience while giving back to your community, sign up to host a location near you. Email info@keeptbb.org for more information.

Trash bags, water and soft gloves are provided. Promotional giveaways available while supplies last.

Trash Free Waters Day

Sunday, January 26, 2020
(Walkers Only)

Checkin: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Hillsborough Trash Free Waters Program is a call to action to create more sustainable communities by counteracting negligent behaviors and preventing activities that pose water quality issues and habitat concerns in Florida. Volunteers are needed for Trash Free Waters Day to make a difference in their community while improving our local waterways.

After Gasparilla Cleanup

Sunday, January 26, 2020
(Walkers Only)

Location
Map of Meeting Locations

Checkin: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The pirates will soon ship off through Tampa Bay and are anticipated to leave quite a mess after a weekend of partying. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and the City of Tampa need your help to keep our paradise litter free. Join us the day after the main festivities to help remove litter and debris from the parade route.

List of 4 locations:
Fred Ball Park – 2621 Bayshore Blvd Tampa, FL 33629
Kate Jackson Park – 821 S. Rome Ave Tampa, FL 33609
Bern’s Park – 1400 S Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33609
Bank of America – 249 S Hyde Park Ave. Tampa, FL 33606

Ready To Help?

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful relies on the support of the community.
Help us by donating now, sponsoring an event, becoming a member or volunteering with us!