Plant and Animal Protection

Protecting Pinellas County’s environment includes providing a safe habitat for the plants and animals that live there.

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Living Shorelines Program

Protect Your Property & Help the Environment Living shorelines use natural elements such as oyster reefs, marsh grasses and mangroves to protect......


Pinellas County Parks prepares black skimmer nesting area at Sand Key Park

Pinellas County Parks & Conservation Resources, in partnership with Audubon Florida, have pre-posted a nesting area for black skimmers at the north......


Sustainability and Resiliency Report

This inaugural progress report provides a snapshot of the many Sustainability and Resiliency accomplishments made in Pinellas County....


Trawl Data Study Species and Concerns in Clearwater Harbor

Document showing results and concerns after trawl data study in Clearwater Harbor....


Cedar Creek Restoration Plan

Aerial maps and design documentation detailing the city of Dunedin's restoration plan for Cedar Creek....


Cedar Creek Bacterial Pollution Control Plan for Impaired Findings

Document discussing the City of Dunedin's 2015 Bacterial Pollution Control Plan for Cedar Creek, including a 5-year implementation of city's response. ...


Bishop and Mullet Creek Tidal Tributary Project Report

Full report describing the 2013 Bishop and Mullet Creek Tidal Tributary Project from Pinellas County and the Southwest Florida Water Management District....


Audubon of Florida Gulf Coast Ecosystem and Coastal Islands Sanctuaries Program

Document providing an overview of the Audubon of Florida Gulf Coast Ecosystem and Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries program based in Tampa....


Fort De Soto Bird Checklist Guide

Guide highlighting types of bird species you can find at Fort DeSoto Park, the Pinellas Bayway and Shell Key....



Florida is home to many shorebirds and sea birds. Some of the common birds that nest in Pinellas County are black skimmers,......