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Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program

The Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program

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Brevard County EEL Program Sams House Nature Pavilion at Pine Island Conservation Area

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Disney, ABC and ESPN are collaborating to revitalize parks across the US including a park right here in Brevard County through Parks Build Community!!

Sams House at Pine Island Conservation Area could receive a $20,000 grant to build a new nature pavilion where school groups and the public can enjoy wildlife viewing, arts and crafts, interactive displays and more.... while enjoying the outdoors.

This Earth Month, April 1 to April 30, show how parks build your community and vote to improve local parks and places where you go to have fun, enjoy nature and get active.


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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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