The Club Sponsor’s section of our web site will be coming soon!
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the world’s most-watched marine life rescue and environmental education center. Our mission is to restore and preserve our marine life & environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research, and the rescue, rehabilitation, & release of marine life.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, performing our work by the generous support of the public. CMA’s marine life stranding response team is one of the nation’s most successful.
Many of the sick or injured animals we rescue are released after rehabilitation, but some become permanent CMA residents, due to the extent of their injuries. Residents include dolphins, sea turtles and river otters.
The most amazing rescue story of all is Winter’s. Come and visit us and see how our amazing staff and volunteer team do this fun and compelling work… By the time you get done, you too, will feel like you rescued a dolphin.
The proceeds from our 16th TBPH Birthday Party will support CMA.
Tampa Bay Watch
Our mission is clear:
Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the protection and restoration of the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.
With your help, we are protecting Florida’s largest open water estuary. By expanding community involvement in hands-on restoration and protection projects around the bay, we strive to counteract the huge loss of wetland habitat over the past 100 years.
Tampa Bay Watch trains and organizes citizen volunteers, students, at-risk youth, and civic organizations to participate in environmental projects while heightening community awareness of the fragile nature and importance of the environment.
We welcome you to visit our web site and hope you will contact us to get involved with the effort to restore Tampa Bay every day!
The proceeds from the TBPH Pheeding the Phlock cookbook will go to Tampa Bay Watch.
Keep Hillsborough Beautiful
The mission of Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful is to prevent litter, promote recycling and conservation, clean up and beautify our community through action, education, awareness and by fostering stewardship.
KHCB achieves this mission by coordinating the Great American Cleanup, the International Coastal Cleanup, the Adopt-A-Road/Adopt-A-Shore programs, the annual Litter Index survey and community cleanups.
More than 7,000 people in Greater Hillsborough County participated in volunteer programs sponsored by KHCB over the past year. It is our volunteer groups that help make KHCB a success.
By working together, we build a sense of community pride, which in turn leads to cleaner and safer places to live. Studies have shown that a clean and well-maintained neighborhood serves as a deterrent for crime. When we build a sense of community, we are building a better tomorrow.
TBPH supports KHCB with a yearly monetary donation and the four clean-ups we hold on Parrothead Island.
USF Endowment for Marine Sciences
The College of Marine Science is focused on interdisciplinary research in marine science at the graduate level. In 2008, our 22 ranked faculty members recorded more than $21 million in research funding. We have four distinguished university/research professors, eight professors, eight associate professors and two assistant professors. In 2007, our faculty published in 103 peer reviewed publications and served on many national and international committees. We have 111 enrolled graduate students and 32 Post Doctoral Fellows.
Our endowments of $16 million promote 22 fellowships averaging from $10,000 to $22,000. The College is well positioned to contribute to USF’s quest for AAU status.
With the vision of a unified global, natural system in mind, the College seeks to build new interdisciplinary research teams in collaboration with our local partners. As stewards of the oceans, it is our mission to fully engage the national and international scientific communities, through the reporting of research results in the most respected oral and written venues, and by professional service.
We strive to define and realize a bright future with the emerging issues that affect the economic conditions of the Florida West Coast Shelf and we seek to address a myriad of relevant societal issues such as overfishing, coastal erosion, red tides, ocean noise, dying coral reefs, hurricane predictions, sea level rise, floods, ocean acidification, and drought to build better, more environmentally-sustainable and safe communities.
At the College of Marine Science, we are enthusiastic about our capabilities, students and research opportunities, and believe we can move forward with you on our team. Collaborations are the key.
TBPH 5th Wednesday raffles and other events will go to support our endowment to USF.
Save the Manatees
StM Mission: Protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.
StM Objective: The recovery of the species as defined by the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.
StM Goals: In order to recover the manatee population – or delist the species – our goals are:
- To protect ample healthy habitat to support a stable or growing manatee population
- To reduce manatee harassment, injuries and deaths from human activity
- To ensure that sufficient regulations have been adopted to accomplish these goals.
StM Work: In order to accomplish our objective and goals we concentrate our efforts on reducing the negative impacts to manatees and their aquatic habitat caused by human activity through:
- Increasing public awareness and education
- Sponsoring research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts
- Advocating for strong protection measures, such as boat speed zones and sanctuaries
- Taking legal action when appropriate
We also assist scientists and educators in the Wider Caribbean, South America, and West Africa with their conservation efforts.
StM Core Values:
- Supporting the most effective conservation actions possible.
- Making science-based decisions and supporting science-driven policies
- Demanding accountability from policy-makers
- Working cooperatively
TBPH will hold a fundraiser each year to support Save the Manatees.
Florida Parrot Rescue
Florida Parrot Rescue works throughout the entire state of Florida, and is a 501c3 non-profit, all volunteer run, avian rescue dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of companion parrots.
We understand that all parrot owners love their birds, and that finding a new home for their birds is used as a last option. Florida Parrot Rescue remains non-judgmental and supportive in your time of need.
If you need to re-home your bird, Florida Parrot Rescue can help by offering your bird a safe place to stay and get veterinary care until the right home can be found!
Please be aware that adopting a bird is a lifelong responsibility, as many birds out-live their owners. We take special care in matching up our adoptable birds with the right owners to build lasting relationships and forever homes. Florida Parrot Rescue is licensed with the state of Florida as a non-profit and has attained 501c3 tax exempt status.
Florida Parrot Rescue was established by Jennifer and Chris, who were team members at a local animal hospital. After getting repeated requests from bird owners wanting to surrender their birds, they decided to see what they could do to help. Realizing there are few avian rescues out there prepared to handle the intake and veterinary care of exotic birds, they formed Florida Parrot Rescue. This organization was established to pair the right birds with their forever families.
Florida Parrot Rescue is a not-for-profit avian rescue dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of companion parrots. We understand that all parrot owners love their birds, and that finding a new home for their birds is used as a last option. Florida Parrot Rescue remains non-judgmental and supportive in your time of need. If you need to re-home your bird, Florida Parrot Rescue can help by offering your bird a safe place to stay and get veterinary care until the right home can be found!
Florida Parrot Rescue is run and supported by the help of our wonderful volunteers. We are 100% not-for-profit, and have no paid employees. Everyone who works for Florida Parrot Rescue does so without any financial compensation, donating their time and efforts to our goals.
Because we run and depend on our volunteers, we ask you to be patient and understanding when inquiring about adopting a bird or volunteering to help. Most of us work full time jobs in addition to supporting the rescue, and we appreciate your patience.
TBPH 5th Wednesday raffles and other events will go to support the Florida Parrot Rescue.
About Shriners Chilren’s – Florida
Shriners Chilren’s – Florida is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.
Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
For 2023, we are repeating it by hosting our biggest fundraising event, Music on the Bay (MOTB) benefiting Shriners Children’s™- Florida, a 501 (c) (3) corporation, Federal tax ID: 36-2193608 to provide care to children with neuromusculosketal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs.
Visit www.musiconthebay.org for more information.