In the News

July 30, 2021
CNN's Nick Valencia reports red tide, a toxic algae bloom, has killed more than 600 tons of marine life in Florida.

July 30, 2021
CBS Tamp Bay
- As red tide continues to impact the Tampa Bay Area, one local organization called Tampa Bay Waterkeeper is trying to help with the issue.

July 27, 2021
Dying manatees, red tide, washed-up fish—the Sunshine State is at a tipping point

July 27, 2021
Salt Strong Fishing Podcast- Two leaders from Tampa Bay Water Keeper discuss what's really going on with the red tide. We also discuss the lawsuit that was filed against Piney Point and the state of Florida that Tampa Bay Water Keeper and a few others filed. We also discuss the four simple things anglers can do to help this horrible situation.

July 19, 2021
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ore than two dozen local businesses and conservation groups today asked Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency due to the ongoing red tide and fish kills in and around Tampa Bay.

April 21, 2021
A coalition of citizen groups—Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, Suncoast Waterkeeper, and Our Children’s Earth Foundation—have reached a settlement with the City to address wastewater infrastructure problems that have contributed to bacteria contamination and led to consistent nutrient pollution during recent years.

Please see our Action & Compliance section for more information.

April 1, 2021
Manager says ‘there will likely be impacts in Tampa Bay’ from wastewater releases.
https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2021/04/01/collapse-a-real-possibility-at-old-phosphate-plant-on-tampa-bay-engineer-says/

March 31, 2021
Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued an emergency order authorizing the release of up to 480 million gallons of wastewater from the Piney Point phosphogypsum stack and ponds into a channel at Port Manatee in order to avoid the imminent threat of an even more catastrophic release of wastewater.
https://thebradentontimes.com/piney-point-leak-leads-to-emergency-release-p22718-158.htm?fbclid=IwAR2P9y_eDMl5pgAlck66Uv7Zp7A1NQ5Ite7aTtZZsteixbgLdOnO7iLJ2eE

Please see our Current Legal Cases section for more details.

February 15, 2021
The Waterman Fly Fishing Tournament is a two-day, redfish-on-fly tournament with the proceeds directly benefiting Tampa Bay Waterkeeper.
https://www.amisun.com/2021/02/15/reel-time-join-the-waterman-fly-fishing-tournament/

August 19, 2020
The allegations follow cases brought against St. Petersburg, Gulfport and Sarasota County.
https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2020/08/19/water-advocates-file-sewage-spill-lawsuit-against-city-of-largo/

Note: This case has been settled. Please see our Action & Compliance section for more information.

July 2, 2020
The state has failed to stop Trademark Metals Recycling from polluting at levels as high as 24 times allowable limits, environmental groups say.
https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2020/07/02/scrap-metal-yards-have-sent-polluted-runoff-into-tampa-bay-for-years-suit-says/