Tampa Palms Topics
Recycling*Watersheds & Tampa Palms
* See links to the right for more information
Updated Jan 2015
Eco-Friendly Tampa Palms
(Environmental Stewardship At Work)
The residents of Tampa Palms, who make up the CDD and TPOA, are committed to fostering and promoting responsible environmental stewardship for the community.
There are many challenges to the preservation of the environmental treasures of Tampa Palms, some from outside the community, some - like over-use of chemicals, littering and the indiscriminate disposal of pet waste - come from inside the community and can be addressed.
Tampa Palms enjoys a unique place in the environmental fabric of west- central Florida. It's lies at the convergence of three major watersheds:
A watershed is a geographic area of land in which all
surface and ground water flows to common point, such as a river, stream,
pond, lake, wetland, estuary or bay.
The focus of both the TPOA and CDD has been one that maintains and protects the very special environmental assets of Tampa Palms. The CDD's direction statement makes that clear:
The links below give more information about the sensitive environmental landscape of Tampa Palms and detail some of the activities to protect and the results of those activities.
Tampa Palms Unique Water Resources
The Watersheds, Storm Water System
Protecting Water Resources -What Does
The Hillsborough River is an impaired water body- impaired by fecal coliform (watch the pet waste) and nutrients (careful with fertilizer) For more info on the status of the Hillsborough River and plans for improvement (Click Here).
Watch For and How To Report
Hillsborough County EPC Water Quality Report for Tampa Bay Area shows progress and what is left to do. (Click Here To See The Report)