Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program
The Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program (ELAMP) was created in July of 2004 when Pasco County adopted Referendum No. 04-233. ELAMP is responsible for purchasing environmentally sensitive lands throughout the County by either fee title or less-than-fee methods. Funding is provided through a portion of the Penny For Pasco surtax. Partnerships with state and federal agencies are sought to supplement the Penny funds. Since 2005, approximately 5,000 acres have been acquired in fee simple or less-than-fee transactions..
Protect natural communities including uplands and wetlands
Connect natural linkages
Conserve viable populations of native plants and animals