St. Petersburg Initiative

Tampa Bay Watch  

June 10th, 2017

The marina team at Maximo Marina and Boatyard will be teaming up with volunteers from the marina and surrounding area to support the Tampa Bay Watch.  Volunteers will divide into teams to collect debris and empty fishing line recycling stations along the Sunshine Skyway fishing piers. The collections will then be recycled or disposed of to reduce the entanglement hazards of local marine wildlife.  The fishing line is then sent to out to be re-purposed into fishing equipment.   

The Tampa Bay Watch program provides the collection stations to allow fishermen to properly dispose of their excess fishing line and helps prevent and reduce entanglement hazards for our local marine life. Monofilament fishing line cleanups are important because fishing line can take over 400 years to decompose.The fishing line will be sent to the Berkley Fishing where it is recycled into tackle boxes and other fishing equipment!

Marine debris is not only ugly, but dangerous to marine life and human health. Since many forms of debris are not biodegradable, they can cause problems for years to come.

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Event Schedule for June 10th, 2017:

8:00am - Volunteers may meet at Maximo Marina for coffee and donuts (Transportation provided, if needed to South Sky Way)
8:30am - Volunteers may meet at South Sky Way for coffee and donuts 
9:00am - Assignments are distributed to teams and supplies handed out
1:00pm to 2:00pm - Volunteers will meet back at the parking location at South Sky Way to inventory recyclables and weigh trash
2:15 Return to Maximo Marina
3:00 Start cook-out and fun at Maximo Marina for the Volunteer Appreciation Party

If you're unable to attend our day of community service, but would still like to help, please feel free to donate directly to the organization.  Monetary donations can be provided through the Tampa Bay Watch's Donations page.


Our number one goal is to work together inspiring others through the act of giving back our time, support efforts, accessible resources, goods and services.  


Please contact InspireGiving@IGYMarinas.com 
for further information regarding donations and where to send them.



June 11th, 2016
Tampa Bay Watch  

Thank you to all of our volunteers, who participated in the "Inspire Giving through You" Community Outreach Project. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to make a difference by inspiring others to give back to their communities. 

For more information concerning the Tampa Bay Watch or to donate to the organization directly Click Here

In working with the Tampa Bay Watch, volunteers and IGY staff emptied fishing line recycling stations at the Sunshine Skyway fishing piers. Collection stations allow fishermen to properly dispose of their excess line. The program helps prevent and reduce entanglement hazards for our local marine life. Monofilament fishing line cleanups are important because fishing line can take over 400 years to decompose.The fishing line will be sent to the Berkley Fishing where it is recycled into tackle boxes and other fishing equipment!

In addition to the collection of fishing line IGY crews will help pick up debris from this area. Marine debris is not only ugly, but dangerous to marine life and human health. Since many forms of debris are not biodegradable, they can cause problems for years to come.






Our number one goal is to work together inspiring others through the act of giving back our time, support efforts, accessible resources, goods and services.  


Please contact: 
InspireGiving@IGYMarinas.com for further information regarding donations and where to send them.