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To protect the quality of life and promote a sustainable future by managing and conserving the natural resources of Brevard County.

Natural Resources Management Department


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NOTICE:

As of 8/25/14 there have been several sentinel chickens testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) at four of our eleven sentinel sites. There has also been one horse case of WNV confirmed. While these numbers are not cause for alarm, it is prudent for citizens to take note and take preventative actions where appropriate.

Please click on this West Nile Virus link and follow the precautions listed.



Water quality of the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Johns River has declined due to excess nutrients, sediment and other pollutants carried by stormwater. Brevard County collects funds for stormwater management projects that help minimize and/or eliminate flooding and reduce pollution of our waterways. The County’s Stormwater Utility Fee has been increased to accelerate projects and programs that improve the water quality of impaired water bodies within Brevard County including the Indian River Lagoon. Click the links below to read the adopted resolutions for the stormwater utility fee increase:

FY14-15  Adoption of Stormwater Assessment Increase
FY14-15  Adoption of Stormwater Assessment

Stormwater Program Actions


The new Natural Resources mapping program is now available to the public!

 
View natural features including: potential wetlands; land use/land cover; soil types; eagle nests; and more. This mapping program is a beta testing version, and we welcome your questions or comments. More features and layers are forthcoming. Please forward any feedback to darcie.mcgee@brevardcounty.us.
            
Click http://gis.brevardcounty.us/natres.html to access mapping now.

Staff can also provide a more in-depth analysis of potential environmental resource considerations: Property Review Application

    

The Natural Resources Management Department provides sound, cost effective management of environmental resources. This is accomplished by developing and implementing management plans, regulations, and outreach programs designed to preserve and protect Brevard County's natural resources to further their public utilization and enjoyment.

The Natural Resources Management Department is composed of the following sections, each specialized in an area of activity:

Environmental Resources Management
Brevard County Natural Resources - Manatee
Provides responsible guidance and professional administration of county environmental ordinances; and efficient management of Brevard County's government-owned lands. Environmental Resources Management performs the responsibilities of the former Environmental Management and Environmental Permitting sections.


Environmental Remediation and Compliance
Protects and restores Brevard County’s groundwater and drinking water sources through proper management and disposal of hazardous materials, hazardous waste and petroleum products.


Watershed Management
Brevard County Natural Resources Stormwater program
The Watershed Management Section is comprised of a Stormwater Utility Program that designs, constructs, monitors, operates, and maintains stormwater infrastructure to reduce flooding and improve water quality and a Beach Management Program that administers several beach restoration projects that place beach quality sand and native dune vegetation along the Atlantic shoreline to protect upland property and maintain healthy beaches for residents, tourists and wildlife.


Boating and Waterways
Brevard County Boating and Waterways - Derelict Vessel
Brevard County’s Boating and Waterways Program works to align the needs and resources of the County’s extensive waterways. The Program ensures the safety and enjoyment of the general public and is working to maintain a balance between the environmental, recreational, and commercial needs of the region, now and into the future.

Natural Resources Management Department

Viera Government Center
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building A
Viera, FL 32940

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Office: 321-633-2016
Fax: 321-633-2029

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Phone: (321) 633-2017

Watershed Management
Phone: (321) 633-2014


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