At Brevard Zoo, we are guided by our mission to share our joy of nature to help wildlife and people thrive. It’s what led us to develop our Restore Our Shores program to help the Indian River Lagoon, stay on the forefront of animal wellness, and foster diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility throughout our Zoo – just to name a few of our initiatives.
Our mission has also driven us to endorse an upcoming item that will be found on the ballot of the upcoming general election. We encourage you to vote YES to continue funding our County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) program. Early voting is being held from Oct. 24-Nov. 5, with election day on Nov. 8.
If approved by voters, continuing this tax would cost the average homeowner about $8 more a year. This measure has been in place since 1990, preserving more than 28,000 acres of land and creating 33 preserves.
This land conservation program protects and maintains important local natural places to the benefit of wildlife and people alike.
These areas protect by this program may provide important habitat for threatened and endangered species. Some keep important waterways like the Indian River Lagoon from the negative ramifications of over-development. Many make it possible for local people and visitors to enjoy nature safely.
The Environmentally Endangered Lands program protects places like the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville, which offers prime habitat for endangered species like the Eastern indigo snake as well as other important Florida species like gopher tortoise, white-tailed deer and bobcat. The Sanctuary also holds special memories for a lot of local and visiting people who have enjoyed a hike, checked out the nature center or took part in a program.
We want to continue maintaining lands like Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and protect other special areas for wildlife and people alike. Together, we can protect our pieces of paradise by voting yes to continue Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.
Want to learn more? Visit PreserveOurParadise.com
Brevard Zoo is an independent, not-for-profit organization that receives no recurring government funding for our operating costs. Your generous support enables us to continue to serve our community and continue our vital animal wellness, education and conservation programs.