Hope for the Future Challenge

Calling all youths in the Tampa Bay area!


We're giving away cash prizes!  Are you connected to a school-aged child?  Whether you are a parent, teacher or just an acquaintance, you can bring this to the attention of our local students.  Challenge our youth to learn about the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot and submit ideas about how to keep our waters healthy.  Fifteen of the most thought provoking and creative submissions will win $100 awards!


1-Year Anniversary of the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot!

October 3-10

With renown oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle!


In depth look at local organizations making waves in ocean conservation.


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.

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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  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
  • 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
  • Tarpon 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

Get involved...

Help preserve our land and waters for years to come.