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On the Ballot this November – Brevard County Tax for EELs
September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This event is sponsored by TurtleCoast Sierra Club.
Join us for an on-line presentation from Bo Platt on the critical importance of extending the tax to protect environmentally sensitive lands here in Brevard County. 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**. We vote this November on a tax for additional funding to continue the EELs program.
Bo Platt is a 7th generation Floridian – a rarity here. He grew up in Eau Gallie. As a kid, the Indian River was his playground. After finishing grad school, Bo spent the bulk of his career working in social services for the state of Texas. At his last job, he was the Director of Eligibility Operations, where he oversaw the eligibility side of the SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, Cash Assistance, State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Refugee Services, and other need-based programs. Bo returned to Brevard when he retired in 2013. Upon returning, he became immediately aware that the lagoon in serious trouble. He decided to try to do something, so he became active in the local native plant society chapter, Friends of the Carr Refuge, Surfrider, Marine Resources Council, and helped start the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition. He is also Vice Chair of the Environmentally Endangered Lands Procedures Committee