the future By Fred Mays
Since 1990, Brevard County’s
program to preserve environmentally
endangered land has accumulated
28,000 acres in 21 sanctuaries
including Fox Lake Park in Titusville.
Brevard voters reaffirm efforts to preserve endangered lands
Brevard County’s program to set aside
environmentally endangered land has been around
for more than 30 years. With an overwhelming vote
in the recent election it is guaranteed to be around for
at least another 20 years.
Seventy percent of Brevard voters agreed to extend
the property tax surcharge to buy more land to be
protected from development. The tax amounts to about
$30 a year for a typical $200,000 home in the county.
Program manager Mike Knight says the vote shows
“broad bipartisan support for the program … refreshing
common ground in this day and age.”
So now that the program has been renewed by voters,
what happens next?
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FRED MAYS PHOTOS
>> These sandhill cranes are regulars at Fox Lake Park, which at 2,500 acres is one of the
county's largest sanctuaries. It offers fishing areas and pavilions for picnicking.