Welcome to Blue-Green Connections!


Change begins with education.  We aim to facilitate research programs and effectively communicate results and best practices established 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 impactful differences.


The Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot is Official!


On August 23rd, 2019, our waters were officially recognized as a Hope Spot!  Check out this write up about the Newly Declared Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot from Mission Blue, with words of encouragement from Dr. Sylvia Earle!


All communities and organizations from Apalachicola to Ten Thousand Islands  should use this as a unifying rallying point to gather support and initiate action to keep our Hope Spot healthy. Now is the time for action and this is your moment to call for sustainable and healthy practices on both land and water.



Hope for the Future Challenge

Now it's time to educate!

Starting with our younger generation...


Are you connected to a school in Tampa Bay area?  Whether you are a parent, teacher or a principal, you can bring this to the attention of our local students.  Challenge them to learn a little more about this significant Hope Spot designation and think about how they can help to keep it healthy.  The most thought provoking and creative submissions will win one of fifteen $100 awards!


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
  • 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
  • GateauOChocolat
  • Fenway Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Get involved...

Help preserve our land and waters for years to come.