Tampa Bay ICO is an outreach arm of the Sierra Club whose mission is to expose youth from inner city and underserved populations in and around Tampa Bay to the wonders of the natural environment. It is one of more than 50 such programs nationwide.
The core concept of Tampa Bay ICO is to show our children another aspect of the world we all share. We run 20-25 trips a year which are fully staffed and organized by dedicated volunteers, including volunteer “certified leaders” who are also certified in basic First Aid and CPR.
Our destinations are usually within an hour from the host location. Most of these are day trips that include hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, and service projects. We also conduct overnight camping trips on weekends during the year.
ICO works to promote awareness of and interest in conservation and preservation efforts in the Tampa Bay area.