Welcome to the Adopt-A-Pond Program page. Please take a moment to read about what's happening with the program,
search our list of ponds, contact us or learn about how to join the Adopt-A-Pond Program.
Due to the recent tax reform and subsequent budget cuts, the Adopt-A-Pond program was eliminated as of September 1, 2007. However, hundreds of citizens are still actively participating in their neighborhood pond management groups. The Pond pages on this website are updated by representatives from those active pond groups.
A key component to a healthy stormwater pond is the removal of nuisance and exotic vegetation and the revegetation with Florida native plants. Aquatic vegetation, used to stabilize shorelines and to remove pollutants, is a vital link that helps maintain water quality. A properly planted and maintained pond will offer increased wildlife habitat, recreation areas, and improved aesthetic value. If you would like to learn specific steps on how to Adopt-Your-Pond you can visit the Pinellas County Website.
Pinellas County Watershed Management staff provides information on community grants, participates in educational events, and for unincorporated Pinellas County residents, performs site visits regarding specific complaints when possible. We offer to all citizens educational materials regarding stormwater ponds, native plants, and water quality. The annual Lakes & Ponds Education Day is held each spring with funding assistance from the City of Largo; all citizens are invited to attend. The day consists of a series of presentations on various water quality related issues, hands on display booths for different environmental organizations, and native plant giveaways when funds are available.