Welcome to the FPRA Treasure Coast Chapter!

The Florida Public Relations Association is a state-wide organization comprised of 15 local chapters and more than 1,200 members. The Treasure Coast Chapter is aligned with the state’s mission of #TRANSFORMATION. We stand for being empowering leaders and we are committed to enhancing the member experience.

Our mission is to provide our members with networking and professional development opportunities through monthly programs and special events, award recognition and accreditation.

As a public relations professional, you’ll find incredible value in membership. From webinars to workshops, affordable credential options to leadership opportunities, FPRA will #TRANSFORM your career.

This chapter meets the third Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Keiser University in Tradition. We welcome you to attend to see all this chapter has to offer!

Sarah Prohaska
President
FPRA Treasure Coast Chapter

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jenny Tomes, APR, Immediate Past President, FPRA Treasure Coast Chapter

Email: jtomes@cityofpsl.com

Phone: 772-267-2658

Artificial reef to be installed in St. Lucie River in honor of late FPRA chapter founder

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association  (FPRA) will be installing an artificial mini reef in the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, under a dock located near 1199 Southeast Coral Reef St., just below the Crosstown Parkway Extension Bridge, on Friday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m.

This installation is not only a gift to the Treasure Coast, but a memorial to chapter founder and longtime FPRA member Adrienne Moore, APR, CPRC. Her expansive career in journalism and public relations has been recognized time and time again, as she most recently received a Lifetime Membership, the highest and most prestigious honor awarded by the FPRA.

Adrienne’s unwavering service and dedication will continue to guide the Treasure Coast Chapter, its board, and its members to success. All are welcome to attend the installation ceremony to honor the memory of Adrienne.

Jenny Tomes, APR, spearheaded this project during her term as Chapter President in 2019/2020. The chapter sold shirts and used the proceeds to purchase the reef. And with a generous donation from broadcast journalist and videographer David Smalley, the chapter was also able to pay for the shipping of the reef, as well a plaque to be displayed on the dock.

This mini reef is capable of filtering an average of 30,000 gallons of water a day and housing 300 fish and 200 crab per year. When placed under the dock, it will create an ecosystem by mimicking the prop roots of a mangrove system, creating an excellent hangout for fish and birds alike. See video of existing artificial mini reef and check out the growth!

“I am thrilled that our community project will not only help us remember Adrienne’s contributions to this community, but it will also help protect its finest asset—the North Fork of the St. Lucie River,” Jenny Tomes said. “I think Adrienne would be extremely proud to see us come together as a chapter to give back to the Treasure Coast in such a beneficial way.”

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