ANGARI Foundation is dedicated to creating a global community that is interested, knowledgeable, and invested in marine and environmental sciences. Here in Palm Beach County, the ANGARI Foundation is directly supporting research initiatives. They will be releasing 40 Drift Cards and ask the public to help. The purpose of the program is to gain a new understanding of the way marine debris moves in and around Florida’s coastal waterways.
WHAT IS THE LAGOON DRIFT CARD STUDY?
The Lake Worth Lagoon Drift Card Study (AKA Lagoon Drift) is a citizen science program that uses a series of coordinated releases of small eco-friendly wooden drift cards to study the motion of water and pollutants in waterways in and around the Lake Worth Lagoon.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
40 Drift Cards are simultaneously released from sites around the Lake Worth Lagoon and Indian River Lagoons. The Indian River runs 156 miles. Drift cards float on the water's surface and are carried by local currents.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Help them gather information on Intracoastal waterways by reporting your findings! Citizens who find a drift card are considered volunteer scientists. Recover the drift cards and report the location, date, and time found with a photo of the drift card to the email address designated on the card.