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Pasco County Purchases 188 Coastal Acres for Conservation

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on December 31, 2018

ELAMP expands environmentally-sensitive holdings along the Gulf in New Port Richey

The Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program (ELAMP) of Pasco County’s Natural Resources Division purchased 188 acres along the Gulf coast in New Port Richey for conservation.  The October 29, 2018 acquisition partially abuts County-owned Eagle Point Park.

Tidal creeks run through both the north and south sides of the property, cutting through red and white mangroves and leading to the Gulf of Mexico.  It is positioned within the Coastal Marshes Ecological Planning Unit (EPU), and supports several conservation objectives including the protection of water quality and buffering impacts to wetlands.

The Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program (ELAMP) was created in July, 2004, to purchase environmentally-sensitive lands throughout Pasco County.  ELAMP ensures those lands protect the natural community, connect natural tracts of land, conserve native plant and animal populations, enhance recreational opportunities and expand environmental education. Funding is provided through a portion of the Penny for Pasco surtax.  To learn more about Pasco County’s ELAMP, including a list of properties on the acquisition list, click here: http://bit.ly/2ntczaM.

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