An innovative public-private grant partnership forged by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, and in partnership with Restore America's Estuaries, announced the award of almost $625,000 to nine agencies or organizations for important restoration, applied research and education projects in the Tampa Bay watershed.
 
The 2014 Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund grant recipients will be recognized in a special ceremony from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at Clam Bayou Nature Preserve, 4148 34th Ave. S., St Petersburg. Among the scheduled speakers are St. Petersburg Councilman and Estuary Program Policy Board Chair Steve Kornell, The Mosaic Company Vice President of Phosphate Operations and The Mosaic Company Foundation Board Member Bo Davis; and board member Wendy Griffin of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).
 
The 2014 Fund is financed with contributions from SWFWMD; The Mosaic Company Foundation through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Manatee County; Pinellas County; TECO Energy; the Florida Department of Transportation; and Port Tampa Bay.
 
 Read the full Press Release here.