Video flashback to the initial Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Launch in 2019

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October 17th, 2021

Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot

Panel Discussion - 6pm 

Youth Summit - 4:30pm

Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot 2nd Anniversary is upon us!  Reserve your spot in a stimulating virtual Panel Discussion  at 6pm followed by Q&A with Dr. Sylvia Earle and local Florida organizations.  Learn about issues that affect our waters, including red tide, Piney Point, and what local organizations are doing to help.  The Hope Spot Youth Summit will be held just beforehand at 4:30 where legendary Dr. Sylvia Earle, Inspector Planet, and Dr. G engage our youth with inspirational discussion about the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot and protecting our waters.

Blue-Green Connections is co-hosting a Beach Cleanup with Keep Pinellas Beautiful from 9-11am at Oasis Beach on Honeymoon Island.  Limited to 30 people.  Reserve your spot here!

Join us for the 2nd annual Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot Festival! We'll be celebrating the launch of the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot outdoors at Edgewater Park in Dunedin, the "Home City" of the Hope Spot! Food, drinks, live music and hands-on activities!  For the most up-to-date information, visit the Facebook Event Page


Change begins with education.  We aim to facilitate research programs and effectively communicate results and best practices to improve our waters and environment.


Working together to achieve our common goals will make the best use of our resources and have the longest lasting effect.


Restoring our lands and water to healthy states requires working together.  Small changes made by large numbers can make big differences.


You Preserved the GDP!!  Many thanks to the entire community who all banded together to make this a reality!  Kudos to the coalition of organizations including the Sierra Club, City of Dunedin, Pinellas Community Foundation, Mission Blue, the Florida Native Plant Society, and everyone at Blue-Green Connections, especially Nichole Mattheus who led the community support to preserve the last precious green space of its kind in North Pinellas County.  Click on the link below for more information on how the community worked together to achieve this goal...


Hope for the Future Challenge

Over, but not forgotten!!

Check out the winning projects!


Check out the most inspirational and thought provoking winning projects of 2020-2021!  We've given away the all the awards that were allocated, but you can still participate!  Are you connected to a school-aged child?  Whether you are a parent, teacher or just an acquaintance, you can challenge our youth to learn about the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot and submit ideas about how to keep our waters healthy.


Watch our 1-Year Anniversary Panel Discussion and Youth Summit with Dr. Sylvia Earle below...

Including an in-depth look at local organizations making waves in ocean conservation!

Thank You Supporters!


This is just the beginning!  Collaboration with supporting organizations and research institutions will continue to grow.  We are fortunate to have a long list of supporters for the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot, many of whom are already involved in conservation, restoration, and education activities.  Blue-Green Connections will coordinate brainstorming and information sharing sessions and facilitate the implementation of similar activities up and down the Florida Gulf Coast.  Many thanks to all of these supporters!

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  • Mission BLue
  • Florida Aquarium
  • The City of Dunedin, Florida
  • Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory
  • Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA)
  • The Moore Center for Marine Conservation
  • Pinellas County Commissioners
  • Suncoast Sierra Club
  • Tampa Bay Sierra Club
  • SCUBAnauts International, Inc.
  • Keep Pinellas Beautiful
  • League of Women Voters - North Pinellas
  • Paige's Planet
  • EcoShots Photography
  • Southface SarasotaTarpon Springs Aquarium
  • Ocean Allies
  • Clearwater Audubon Society
  • Academy of Science for Kids (ASK)
  • Mind, Body, and Earth
  • Elizabeth Brincklow Arts, LLC
  • Orange Blossom Creative Group
  • Pinellas Community Composting Alliance
  • Living Roots Eco Design
  • Happy’s Bayou Bites
  • Love's Animal Hospital
  • Hog Island Fish Camp
  • Olde Bay Cafe
  • Gateau O Chocolat
  • Fenway Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
  •  Southface Sarasota

Get involved...

Help preserve our land and waters for years to come.