Our Projects to Watch are special endeavors that stand out. They got our attention and the attention of our donors. These projects represent the incredible work being done in our community with long-lasting, far-reaching impact.

– Elizabeth Barbella, President & CEO

Latest project Ocean Research & Conservation Association Indian River Lagoon Pollution Mapping

The pollution entering our beloved Indian River Lagoon is a complicated and critical issue that threatens the human and economic health of Florida’s Treasure Coast

In January 2021, two $25,000 matching grants from the Frances Langford Fund and The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie Environmental Action Fund launched a year-long research project to map the sources of pollution in the Indian River Lagoon. The grants put scientists and technology in the field under the direction of Dr. Beth Falls, Research Scientist at ORCA, the Ocean Research and Conservation Association, the nation’s first technology based marine conservation association.  Headquartered on the Treasure Coast, ORCA was founded in 2005 by renowned ocean researcher and MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Edie Widder, whose work has been featured on PBS, BBC the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

Click on the Video below to learn more about TCFMSL's project to watch

TN Sediment
Muck Depth
Copper Sediment

Click on the picture below to view ORCA's pollution mapping results presentation

Coming Spring 2022

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Earlier Projects

Questions, please call 772.288.3795 or email Elizabeth Barbella at Elizabeth@tcfmsl.org.