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The Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program



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Volunteer Scientist Sought by County Commission

The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Selection and Management Advisory Committee. The committee serves as an expert scientific advisory committee to the County Commission on all issues involving the acquisition and management of environmentally endangered lands acquired under the EEL Program.

Applicant qualifications:

  • Two-year appointment.
  • Graduate degree or demonstrated expertise in biological or environmental sciences.
  • Background in environmental conservation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Brevard County Ecosystems.
  • Residency in Brevard County.

Interested individuals may complete a Committee Member Application  and submit the application along with their resume to the EEL Program Office at 91 East Drive, Melbourne, FL 32904.  Attention Mike Knight, 321-255-4466.  Or via email at mike.knight@brevardparks.com.  Submittal deadline is April 10, 2014.  For additional information on committee responsibilities see the EEL Land Acquisition Manual.



About the EEL Program

The Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program was established in 1990 to protect the natural habitats of Brevard County by acquiring environmentally sensitive lands for conservation, passive recreation, and environmental education.

This was made possible by citizens who voted to tax themselves up to $55 million dollars for the acquisition and maintenance of Brevard’s natural areas. Residents reaffirmed the EEL Program in 2004 under a second referendum to protect the natural habitats within Brevard County by the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands through a willing seller program for the purpose of conservation, passive recreation, and environmental education.

To stretch these funds as far as possible, the EEL Program forms partnerships with federal, state and local agencies that are committed to the protection of natural resources and our long-term quality of life. EEL sanctuaries are managed to preserve native habitats and the plants and animals that live there.

                           Brevard County EEL Program



Mission Statement

Protecting and Preserving Biological Diversity Through Responsible Stewardship of Brevard County’s Natural Resources



Vision Statement

  • The Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program acquires, protects and maintains environmentally endangered lands guided by scientific principles for conservation and the best available practices for resources, stewardship and ecosystem management.

  • The EEL Program protects the rich biological diversity of Brevard County for future generations.

  • The EEL Program provides passive recreation and environmental education opportunities to Brevard's citizens and visitors without detracting from the primary conservation goals of the program.

  • The EEL Program encourages active citizen participation and community involvement.

Guiding Directives

  • Conserving and managing natural resources

  • Providing opportunities for environmental education

  • Providing opportunities for passive recreation such as hiking and wildlife observation
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