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DUNEDIN, FL — Blue-Green Connections, the city of Dunedin and Keep Pinellas Beautiful will take part in the national environmental initiative, Hands Across the Sand, Saturday on the Dunedin Causeway.

The Patch - May 20, 2022 - D'Ann Lawnrence White


Dunedin, FL - The 2nd Annual Hope Spot Festival brought dozens of brands and organizations offering sustainable and upcycled products, environmentally-friendly activities, learning opportunities for kids, conservation information, and much more to Dunedin on Saturday.

NewsBreak - February 15, 2022 - Rose Burke


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Sophia Harmon-Greene enjoys exploring her creative side. The 12-year-old decided to use her creativity to enter the 'Hope for the Future Challenge' contest.

Fox 13 News - September 23, 2020 - By Kelly Ring


A local environmental group is challenging Bay Area students to come up with ideas on how to protect the Gulf of Mexico. Blue-Green Connections was formed in 2018 to designate what they call a “Hope Spot,” an area of the environment they would like to see protected.

Bay News 9 - August 30, 2020


Blue-Green Connections, the organization responsible for the nomination of the Florida Gulf Coast HOPE Spot, is hosting a challenge for all school-aged students in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa Bay Morning Blend -  Video Interview - August 31, 2020


Calling All K-12 Students for the Hope for the Future Challenge - Last year, the Clearwater City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the newly created Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot. Hope Spots are recognized areas critical to ocean health and nearby human communities...

Newsbreak - City of Clearwater - August 24, 2020


Blue-Green Connections - Last August, most of Florida’s Gulf Coast-from Apalachicola Bay on the Northwest Coast to Ten Thousand Islands in Southwest Florida-was named the latest of 130 worldwide “Hope Spots”...

Lifestyles After 50 - April 7, 2020 - By Jan Larraine Cox

Dunedin Organization Addresses Sustainability Issues - DUNEDIN — Two sisters have found a niche in working with others to promote and improve the area's waters and environment...

Tampa Bay Newspapers - Feb 28, 2020 - By Tom Germond

The Florida Gulf Coast has been designated a Mission Blue Hope Spot! Mission Blue is a non-profit founded by Dr. Sylvia Earle who grew up here in Dunedin. Hope Spots are are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean; the designation our waters as a Hope Spot will bring awareness to how important our waters are and how we can all help keep them healthy. The Hope Spot champion is Blue-Green Connections...

ABC Action News - August 28th 2019

Newly declared Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot shines spotlight on community-wide conservation - and Dr. Earle's beloved hometown...

Mission Blue Press Release - August 22, 2019

Mission Blue's Council chose the Gulf Coast to join 120 other "Hope Spots" in the world, each recognized for their unique features and programs that make them critical to the health of marine areas.

Bay News 9 - August 26th - by Ashley Paul