Category Archives: Environment

Keeping an outstanding connection to create a more beautiful Tampa Bay

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Generally, when TECO team members spend time with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful’s dedicated staff and volunteers, they’re building an oyster reef to refurbish a habit. Or removing invasive plant species by the ton. Or helping an ecosystem grow with new … Continue reading

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Oh say can you M-V-C? Free environmental fun awaits at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center!

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By the dawn’s early light, manatees paddle into Big Bend Power Station’s clean-water discharge canal to find warmth when local waterways are 68 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Some have been there through the night. They’re there in the daytime too, … Continue reading

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TECO team members stood atop the hill, looked around, and it was good

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“I didn’t even know that hill was there until today!” said Christina Arenas, environmental program manager with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, as she surveyed the hard work by TECO volunteers and others to restore the natural habitat along the McKay … Continue reading

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No nest-warming gifts needed for bald eagle relocated by Tampa Electric (the birds will handle that)

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If the United States had picked the turkey as its national bird – a preference that Benjamin Franklin is thought by some to have expressed in private letters – then centuries of American iconography would be dramatically different. One thing … Continue reading

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Eagles have landed (a safe new nest): our commitment to environmental stewardship is symbolic in more ways than one

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“Freedom” means different things to different members of society. For some, it means the opportunity to enjoy basic aspects of life – like a home, constructive ways to use your energy and the ability to raise children in a safe … Continue reading

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