Watershed Excursion of the Hillsborough Riverhomelinkcredits


Resources & Links Learning about watersheds makes you realize how important clean, healthy watersheds are to southwest Florida’s ecosystems. Runoff from roads and parking lots, the destruction of wetland environments, and even the garbage that people don’t dispose of properly, affect the health of your watershed. From the smallest creeks to the largest bays, you can learn what water bodies are in your watershed and how to protect them by visiting the Web sites listed below.


National Wildlife Foundation’s Saving Our Watersheds
Provides information on protecting and saving our wetlands and watersheds.
http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Protect-Habitat/Waters/Wetlands-and-Watersheds.aspx

Give Water A Hand
Helps young people take action in their communities.
http://www.uwex.edu/erc/gwah/

Earth Force
Helps young people discover and implement lasting solutions to environmental issues in their communities.
http://www.earthforce.org

Hillsborough County Water Explorer
Provides important water information for Hillsborough County.
http://www.hch2o.org/

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Dedicated to protecting and restoring Tampa Bay.
http://www.tbep.org/tbep.html

Keep Florida Beautiful
Provides information on how people can get involved and make a difference.
http://www.gogreenfl.org

Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance
Dedicated to preserving and protecting the Hillsborough River.
http://www.hillsborough.wateratlas.usf.edu/hrwa/

Surf Your Watershed
Provides general information about watersheds and offers specific information about YOUR watershed.
http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfmhttp://www.epa.gov/surf3/locate/

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Provides information about the wildlife that lives in YOUR watershed.
http://www.state.fl.us/fwc/

The Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club
Dedicated to protecting Florida’s ecosystems.
http://www.sierraclub.org/chapters/fl/

U.S. Geological Survey
Provides information on all aspects of water.
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Provides information on environmental issues and Florida’s state parks.
http://www.dep.state.fl.us

Charlotte Harbor Estuary Program
Dedicated to protecting and preserving Charlotte Harbor.
http://www.charlotteharbornep.com

The "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society
Dedicated to protecting and preserving the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel Island.
http://www.dingdarlingsociety.org

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
Providing environmental education, recreation, environmental research and conservation lands management services to the citizens and visitors of the greater Charlotte Harbor area.
http://www.checflorida.org


Southwest Florida Water Management District