The Tierra Verde Lighthouse (also known as the Tampa Bay Watch Lighthouse) is located on the causeway from the St. Petersburg area toward Fort Desoto Park (Tampa Bay Area). It is a privately built lighthouse built in 2005 by the Tampa Bay Watch society, a non profit socitey that is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Tampa Bay estuary. The light is modeled after the Boca Grande Lighthouse. It is the first privately held aid to navigation allowed in Florida. Photos taken in March 2011.