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This, the eleventh "State of Tampa Bay" report, documents many of the programs and projects of 1997 relating to Tampa Bay. Prepared in accordance with the rules of the Agency on Bay Management and funded by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, it includes a summary of the issues addressed by the Agency this year.

This year's "State of Tampa Bay" report includes summaries of many important projects. It is clear from the diversity of reports that Tampa Bay is receiving the attention it deserves from all quarters. Public and private sectors alike are working as never before to ensure the restoration, protection, and wise use of the Bay.

We can proudly say that 1997 was another exciting year for Tampa Bay and for the Agency on Bay Management. It is clear that Tampa Bay is recovering from the impacts of the past, ensuring that this valuable environmental and economic asset endures.