Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Office

91 East Drive
Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 255-4466

Fax: (321) 255-4499

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Address and Phone

Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Office

91 East Drive
Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 255-4466

Fax: (321) 255-4499

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

The Environmentally Endangered Lands (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.

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ScrubJay on single branch
Stream going through lush flora

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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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Brevard County Board of County Commissioners

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940,
711 FLORIDA RELAY
(800)-955-8771

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