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Mayor Jane Castor kicked off The Florida Aquarium’s new SeaTrek experience, a new program aimed at engaging underserved communities to help create a healthy bond with nature and the water, with students from our Tampa Parks & Recreation programs.
Mayor Jane Castor kicked off The Florida Aquarium’s new SeaTrek experience, a new program aimed at engaging underserved communities to help create a healthy bond with nature and the water, with students from our Tampa Parks & Recreation programs. Watch on Facebook and share with your networks.
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Drew Park - Parks Improvement Survey

The Drew Park Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) and the Tampa Parks & Recreation Department are working together to study possible improvements to the Tampa Bay Boulevard Linear Park and a potential new park on Hubert Avenue (between Woodlawn and Ohio). The City wants to hear from you about potential improvements to these two sites. Your responses are completely anonymous, but you can include your name at the end if you want to create a record of your participation. Take the survey here.

TPA-WRX


Are you looking for a job or want to advance your career? Created in part of Mayor Jane Castor’s Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow initiative, TPA-WRX is a one-stop shop for career resources – supporting Tampa’s growing workforce and connecting people with fulfilling jobs and exciting advancement opportunities. Visit the site for links to major job boards, continuing education opportunities, and job training programs, in addition to critically-needed resources, such as childcare. 

Job of the Week


The Wastewater Team is looking for a Sewer Operations Planner/Scheduler to coordinate resources and manage assets at Wastewater Collections, prioritize reactive maintenance, and maintain continuous 30-day forecasts of resources and projects. This position requires graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and five (5) years of experience in procurement, scheduling projects, working with a CMMS, and/or performance tracking OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Reminder: Register to Vote

The deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for the 2022 Primary Election is today – July 25th. All four of the Supervisor of Elections offices will be open with extended hours until 6 p.m. Register at https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home
LAST WEEK'S HEADLINES
City of Tampa raising awareness of new regulations on cooking grease, oil disposal
FOX 13
The City of Tampa launched a campaign Tuesday to get the word out about new state regulations regarding the disposal of cooking grease and oil.
Litter collected on the Litter Skimmer
Tampa's Litter Skimmer collects 840lbs of debris in first week
ABC Action News
“I just love being on the water, cleaning up the environment, and making it safe for boaters out here, for the marine life as well,” said Townsend.
Tampa mayor takes children on underwater adventure to bond with nature
Tampa mayor takes children on underwater adventure to bond with nature
FOX13
Children from Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department joined Mayor Jane Castor in the Florida Aquarium’s 100,000-gallon "Heart of the Sea" Exhibit, for the first day of the "SeaTREK" program.
Tampa Hope Cottage
Tampa Hope offers shelter and social services to people facing homelessness
WUSF
Residents living in tents at Tampa Hope don’t just get shelter. They get services like health care, job training and education to set them up for success outside the community.
Tampa’s ‘water wizard’ Dave Tippin dies at 82
Tampa’s ‘water wizard’ Dave Tippin dies at 82
Tampa Bay Times
He modernized the city’s water supply as the head of the department.
City workers union in Tampa overwhelmingly approves new contract in a historic vote
88.5 WMNF
It turns out, the historic pay raise was incredibly popular. Turnout for the ratification vote was “the highest of all time,” Simon told WMNF on Friday.
Construction site
Pardon Our Dust: City of Tampa to fix infrastructure in several neighborhoods
ABC Action News
It’s work, however, that Baird said should lead to better fire protection, better water quality, and fewer water main breaks.
Union Station
Bid alert: City of Tampa releases RFQ for Tampa Union Station renovations
Tampa Bay Business Journal
The city of Tampa has released a request for quotes to renovate portions of Tampa Union Station, jumpstarting a process that some hope will position the 100-year-old station to broaden its uses.
Ardent Mills flour mill demolition makes way for new development
Ardent Mills flour mill demolition makes way for new development in Tampa's Channel District
ABC Action News
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor took the driver's seat of an excavator to mark the beginning of demolition at the Ardent Mills flour mill.
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