The mission of St. Petersburg Audubon Society is to promote environmental education and, through responsible activism, protect, restore and preserve natural ecosystems for both people and wildlife.
St. Petersburg Audubon provides conservation leadership and educational opportunities through weekly field trips and monthly programs, as well as through advocacy and volunteerism.
Our monthly meetings offer interesting programs on various natural history topics.
Each year we provide the Audubon Adventures program to 4th grade classes in south Pinellas County.
Starting in the early 90s SPAS began a quest to protect Shell Key's beach nesting bird population. In 1992 eighty signs were posted to educate visitors and ensure the beach nesting birds could raise their young undisturbed.
In 1999, with the assistance of St. Petersburg Audubon, Tampa Baywatch and other environmental and governmental units, Pinellas County began creating a management plan for Shell Key and the surrounding waters.
The plan was adopted in March 2000, and the Shell Key Preserve was born.
Since that time St. Pete Audubon members, working through the Pinellas County Volunteer Services program have continued to maintain signs, repair twine, pick up trash and help keep Shell Key a great place for both people and birds alike.