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Brevard County Environment

The unique environmental features of Brevard County are a key part of what makes our area such a desirable area to both live and visit.

In addition to 72 miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches, and the largest collection of endangered wildlife and plants in the continental United States, Brevard is within the watershed of North America’s most diverse estuary: the Indian River Lagoon.

These features provide access to a wide array of recreational activities including surfing, fishing, golf, bird and wildlife watching and more.

The Environment page of the Brevard County website was created to provide access to organizations and information to help residents Explore, Learn About and Protect the Environment of Brevard. 


Brevard County has thousands of acres of land available for residents and visitors to explore.

 Although many of these properties are maintained by the county, there are also wonderful natural areas maintained by the state and federal government as well as individual cities and other organizations.

Parks, nature centers, woods, seashores, and even areas that invite "man's best friend" provide outdoor experiences for every type of nature lover.

What are some of Brevard County's endangered plants and animals? What is stormwater runoff? Where can you learn more about sea turtles or what kinds of plants to choose to weather Brevard's hurricanes? You can learn all of those things and more through the many resources available on our Learn page.


What do recycling, rain barrels and riding the bus all have in common? They are all good for Brevard!

 Learn ways that you can save energy, conserve and protect water, grow a Florida Friendly Landscape and make other sound environmental choices to help sustain the environment in Brevard County.

Brevard County Extension

3695 Lake Drive
Cocoa, FL 32926
Phone: (321) 633-1702

Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Office

91 East Drive
Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: (321) 255-4466

Email EEL staff

Natural Resources Management Department

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 633-2016

Email Natural Resources Management staff

Solid Waste Management Department

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Bldg. A, Suite 118
Viera, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 633-2042

Email Solid Waste Management staff

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Board of County Commissioners
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way  Viera, FL 32940
Tel: (321) 633-2000 or Florida Relay 1-800-955-8771
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