Volunteers, eBoats and a More Sustainable Tampa Bay

An engaged community is a sustainable community. The Sustany® Foundation is dedicated to engaging volunteers in projects and programs that improve our local quality of life in Tampa Bay. On April 12 and 13, Sustany® partnered with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to organize two volunteer events to cleanup our local parks and waterways as part of the Great American Cleanup.

IMG_2979On April 12th, 20 Sustany® volunteers and 80 others participated in the  Davis Islands Seaplane Basin cleanup. Other groups represented included Davis Islands Civic Association, University of Tampa students, and an alumni group from Mount Union College (Ohio). The group collected 100 bags of trash and 25 bags of recycling.

On April 13, Sustany® and eBoats Tampa teamed up with UT Beta Alpha Psi to clean up shorelines along the Hillsborough River. 17 volunteers removed 10 bags of trash from areas in front of Plant Park and University of Tampa, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, and Convention Center Park. The Sustany® Foundation was excited to partner with eBoats and use electronic boats as sustainable transportation to facilitate the river cleanup.

IMG_2999“Partnering up with The Sustany® Foundation and eBoats was a unique experience that our members will remember for a long time. Beta Alpha Psi, an Honor Society for Accounting, Finance and MIS students, strives to show the importance of helping out in the community and the impact we can have by supporting organizations like The Sustany® Foundation. Our members are already looking forward to the next opportunity to go on the eBoats and help the environment!” -Jimmy Hanna, University of Tampa Senior

“Collaborating with other organizations who care about the well-being and aesthetics of Tampa’s aquatic ecosystem was inspiring.  It is easy to get frustrated with keeping our waterways clean, but channeling that energy into a cleanup day with dedicated caring individuals like the folks from Sustany® Foundation and the students from the University of Tampa get’s all of us from eBoats Tampa excited for the next cleanup day in a couple of months. Who’s in?.”- Anndrea Dohring