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Dirk Shadd | Times The Clam Bayou restoration began in 1995, with a 10-acre project near the Gulfport Marina. By 2012, two other efforts had encompassed more than 50 acres around the bayou. Clam Bayou flows into Boca Ciega, which flows into Tampa Bay. Clam Bayou is a 170-acre estuary in Pinellas County. It is surrounded by the cities of Gulfport to the west, St. Petersburg to the north and east, and Boca Ciega Bay to the south. In 1987 the Florida Legislature created the Surface Water Improvement and Management Act, known as ââ\u0082¬Å\u0093SWIMââ\u0082¬Â\u009D to help protect Florida's surface water bodies. There has been an on-going crusade with the SWIM program in conjunction with federal, state, and local governments as well as private groups to restore and manage a series of coastal water habitats in Tampa Bay.
Published Oct. 7, 2018

DIRK SHADD | Times

The Tampa Bay Times has a seat in a Florida Waters Stewardship Program, a seven-week course that aims to teach residents how to do their part. Follow along as we move in and out of the classroom and travel around the region to show you our world and what's at stake. In 1987, the Florida Legislature created the Surface Water Improvement and Management Act, known as "SWIM" to help protect Florida's surface water bodies.

There has been an on-going crusade with the SWIM program in conjunction with federal, state, and local governments as well as private groups to restore and manage a series of coastal water habitats in Tampa Bay.

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