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[Hiking trail at Fox Lake Park, Brevard County, Fla. Photo Credit: Edith Lassonde]

Vote YES on Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Land & Water (EEL) referendum to protect thousands of acres of wildlife, water conservation and provide recreational opportunities.  

In 1990, 61% of Brevard County voters authorized the EEL program increasing taxes to finance $55 million in bonds. In 2004, 69% of county voters renewed EEL for 20 years, financing another $60 million in bonds. If approved by voters, the 2022 referendum would extend EEL another 20 years, only about half the rate voters overwhelmingly approved in 2004.  

EEL has been a successful and valuable program for the county’s residents, wildlife and water resources:  

  • 28,000 acres preserved and restored  
  • Created 75 miles of public-use trails 
  • Protected 35 miles of Indian River Lagoon Shoreline 
  • Created three educational centers  

Voting YES will help keep Florida wild by maintaining previously acquired conservation lands and financing up to $50 million in bonds to acquire new lands chosen to protect the Indian River Lagoon and St. Johns River. 

[Bobcat on an overcast morning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Brevard County, Fla. Photo Credit: Jaye Patrick.]
Vote Yes Fact Sheet

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