Water Protection and Conservation
As the future of our water resources continues to surface as a critical issue, the Community Foundation recognizes the need for further study and community problem solving. To begin exploring this issue, we sponsored an independent study, Envisioning Alternative Futures for Water Resources in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, conducted by Dr. Lance Gunderson of Emory University and Stephen Light of Adaptive Strategies, Inc. This overview introduces the timely and pivotal findings from their study.
The study emphasized the need for strong community based activism and public education, and the political and regulatory will to protect Florida’s natural systems. With this response, we can and will ensure that future generations of Floridians and residents of Palm Beach and Martin Counties enjoy a clean and abundant water supply and beautiful natural environment.
Our goals in this area are to identify strategic opportunities to advance the discussion and the ultimate future of our water crisis. In partnership with the Environmental Fund, Community Impact Fund and other funds established by donors committed to preserving our environment, the Community Foundation has awarded grants to area nonprofit organizations working to support water protection and conservation in our communities, including:
Are you passionate about conserving and protecting our water resources? The Community Foundation can help you achieve your charitable goals to promote more sustainable communities. Our fund options provide maximum flexibility, immediate tax benefits, and access to our nearly 40 years of experience in community investment in the environmental issues you care about most.
If you would like to give to help the Community Foundation continue to address environmental issues and other critical needs in our community, please donate to the Environmental Fund or contact us about establishing a designated fund.
Take Action by joining the discussion and learning what you can do to help by visiting the digital public square at www.YourPBC.org/water.