The NRM Mission...
To protect the quality of life and promote a sustainable future by managing and conserving the natural resources of Brevard County.
Natural Resources - Get Involved
Volunteering is a great way to share your skills, teach others, learn something new, or to simply help protect our local resources. We work with volunteers of all ages on a variety of short and long-term projects. If you would like to dedicate a portion of your time as a Volunteer, please contact the NRMO office at (321) 633-2016 for more information.
Volunteer Work Really Adds Up! In 2008, 33,835 volunteers gave their time and resources to Brevard County programs for a total of 835,997 hours of work. The total value is calculated using $18.04 per hour figure which equals $15,081,385 in savings to taxpayers!!
Learn more about volunteer programs with the Natural Resources Management Office:
Watershed Program Volunteer Opportunities
- Storm drain marking, and inventory of markers:
Volunteers are needed to locate areas for storm drain marking within the
unincorporated areas of Brevard County, and cities of West Melbourne and
Malabar. Markers, as shown to the right, will be attached by volunteers to the storm drains
as a method of helping the community learn about the role people play in
preventing pollutants from entering the stormwater system. All materials
and safety equipment needed for this activity are provided by Brevard County.
- Environmental Education Featuring the Enviroscape:
Volunteers can assist with watershed education by showing the connection between
people and pollution. Volunteers receive training to use the Enviroscape to conduct an
interactive demonstration of the impact pollution has on stormwater. Following training,
the Enviroscape and all necessary materials will be loaned to volunteers for
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the NRMO office at (321) 633-2016 for more information.
- Storm Water Asset Mapping Program (SWAMP):
Mapping stormwater infrastructures with GIS software.
This project involves illustrating where all stormwater structures are located within unincorporated Brevard County. The volunteer will perform office work using ESRI ArcMAP and Google Earth to accurately draw physical points and lines that represent stormwater structures. Volunteers will use paper information and transfer the data to GIS by digitizing and assigning basic attributes to structures that can then be used as a layer. Volunteers may also be asked to perform other types of GIS analysis or print maps as needed. Must have proficient computer skills, basic GIS skills, attention to detail, must be reliable and willing to commit to set work schedule each week, able to work with minimal supervision, attend in-person interview and pass low level background screening. You will be asked to work a 4-hour shift once a week. Natural Resources employees will provide orientation to department, description of duties and introduction to storm structures and the mapping process. Contact: Cindy Lieberman, email@example.com, for more information.
Monofilment Recovery & Recycling Volunteer Opportunities
Brevard County has more than 180 outdoor monofilament recycling bins that require regular emptying. These bins are located on all major waterways, as well as public parks adjacent to
waterways, boat ramps, fishing piers, and even
Volunteer opportunities are available to sponsor an outdoor monofilament recycling bin and empty it of line on a monthly basis.
Contact Boating and Waterways at (321) 633-2016 or email Matt Culver for more information.