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2012 Progress Report Chronicles State of the Bay

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From the Tampa Bay Estuary Program:

As we embark on our third decade of working with the community to restore the bay, we are pleased to present an updated Progress Report highlighting some of our key achievements over the past three years.

We have good news to report:
• Seagrasses are returning to the bay at a record pace of 660 acres per year.
• A net increase of 433 acres of emergent tidal wetlands has been documented since 1995.
• Overall water quality in Tampa Bay is as good as it was during the 1950s, despite more than quadrupling the human population in the watershed during that time.

The report also summarizes priority programs and projects we've undertaken in the last three years, as well as key activities planned for the future.