Economic Backbone - Transportation
A project at Port Tampa Bay creates a habitat for birds
A busy port unavoidably creates environmental impacts — and it’s Chris Cooley’s job at Port Tampa Bay to minimize those impacts. As the port’s director of environmental affairs, he’s responsible for making sure the port and its tenants comply with environmental regulations and not harm Tampa Bay’s ecosystem.
Sometimes, though, his job is just about the birds.
Cooley explains how the port contributed to a "historically successful" 2020 migratory bird nesting season in Tampa Bay.
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