Upcoming Projects

Volunteer Workday at the Florida Learning Garden

Oct.9 – Nov.6 – Dec.11 – Jan.15

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

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

Parking: Parking lot

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). 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 at the garden, so sun protection is 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.

What to bring:
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Work or garden gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Protective footwear (close-toed)

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

Hallo-Clean

October 29, 2021

Location
Launching from Freedom Boat Club – Tampa II: Rick’s on the River
2305 North Willow Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607

Check in: 3:30 p.m.
Cleanup: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Parking: Parking lot

Calling all kayakers, canoers! Volunteer to help cleanup the Hillsborough River on Friday, October 29th.

Join Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for a spooky river cleanup as we launch from Freedom Boat Club – Tampa II: Rick’s on the River.

The cleanup is part of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful’s Trash Free Waters Program and serves as a call to action to create more sustainable communities by focusing volunteer efforts on activities that impact individuals in need, lead to aesthetic community improvements, and provide a positive environmental impact. Litter on roadways, in parks, rivers, and neighborhoods negatively affects the environment, and isn’t something residents or visitors want to see in their community. Participants in the cleanup will assist with litter removal and beautification of the downtown area!

What to bring:
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Work or garden gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Protective footwear (close-toed)

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

NFL Green Golden Shovel Project – Sand Dune Restoration Planting

September 2, 2021

Location
Picnic Island Park
7404 Picnic Island Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33616

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

Parking: Parking lot

Join Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful as we create a sand dune on the shores of Picnic Island.

Each year, a symbolic “golden shovel” gets passed from one Super Bowl host committee to the next. As the Super Bowl moves from Tampa to Los Angeles, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful has partnered with NFL Green to host two more community greening projects that will leave a lasting legacy in Tampa Bay.

Expanding on last year’s Golden Shovel Community Greening Project, volunteers are once again invited to help with a Sand Dune Restoration Planting at Picnic Island Park. We will plant over 900 plants including sea oats, dune sunflowers, railroad vine, muhly grass and cordgrass to help prevent erosion.

This planting event will be limited to 50 volunteers.

*Promotional giveaways are available while supplies last.

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

NFL Green Kickoff Project with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

September 8, 2021

Location
Forest Hills Park Community Center
724 W 109th Ave
Tampa, FL 33612

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

Parking: Parking lot

Join Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful as we create a community garden in Forest Hills.

Community volunteers will work with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to install two hydroponic grow towers and create 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.

*Promotional giveaways are available while supplies last.

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.

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