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Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP)
Parks, Recreation and Conservation manages more than 61,000 acres of environmentally sensitive wildlife habitat and corridors acquired through the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP). Management responsibilities include prescribed burning, invasive species control, wildlife inventory, trail maintenance, feral animal control, and habitat improvements for endangered and threatened species of plants and animals.

ELAPP is a voluntary program established for the purpose of providing the process and funding for identifying, acquiring, preserving and protecting endangered, environmentally-sensitive and significant lands in Hillsborough County. It is a citizen-based program with volunteer committees involved in every key aspect of the program.

ELAPP is not a regulatory program, but lands are identified for the ELAP Program because of their environmental significance. 

The  Jan K. Platt ELAPP Strategic Planning Sub-Committee will meet with County Staff. The meeting will be held on:

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM

County Center
601 East Kennedy Blvd.,26th Floor
Conference Room (D)
Tampa, FL 33601

Environmental-Sensitive Lands Ordinance
In January 1987, the Board of County Commissioners approved an Environmentally-Sensitive Lands Ordinance which provided $21 million over a four-year period to acquire environmentally-sensitive lands. In 1990, County voters approved the issuance of up to $100 million in bonds over a 20-year period to acquire additional lands. Finally, in November 2008, voters approved the issuance of up to $200 million in bonds.