Now Accepting ELMAC Applications

Now Accepting ELMAC Applications
Posted on 03/22/2024
Robinson Preserve - Image Credit: Rob Carr (January 5, 2020)MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 22, 2024) - Manatee County residents who want to help protect land and water resources, preserve fish and wildlife habitat, and provide for passive recreation are invited to apply for an At-Large position now available on the Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC).

The Environmental Lands Program has been working on implementation of the community-initiated Conservation and Parks Projects Referendum that was approved by voters authorizing millions of dollars for the acquisition, improvement, and management of land to protect natural resources and provide parks.

This citizen’s advisory committee makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on environmental land acquisition and management issues, including recreational planning and programming of public lands. ELMAC also serves as the Tree Advisory Board to promote awareness of the County-wide tree canopy and tree education programs.

Applications for this At-Large appointment will be accepted through April 19, 2024, and may be found here. The only requirement for this position is that the applicant reside in Manatee County.

ELMAC typically meets on the first Monday of every other month at 6:00 pm in the Manatee Room at 1112 Manatee Ave W, in Bradenton. More information about the ELMAC can be found here.

Image Credit: Rob Carr, January 5, 2020