Environmental Advisory Board

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The Town of Melbourne Beach Environmental Advisory Board meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Masny Room at 507 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951. Residents and public are welcome.logo for Environmental Advisory Board

About the Board

The Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) was created by The Melbourne Beach Commission in 1992.

The EAB advises the town manager and the town commission on environmental matters such as ordinances, resolutions, comprehensive plans, stormwater retention/detention, and protection of environmentally sensitive properties.

The EAB undertakes projects and programs that enhance the town environment. The EAB coordinates with area schools to educate students on the need to preserve and protect the environment.

Check out the EAB on FaceBook:  MelBchEAB

Certified Wildlife Habitat LogoCertified Wildlife Habitat Community

In 2010, through the efforts of the Environmental Advisory Board, the Town of Melbourne Beach was the first community in Brevard County to become certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

NWF Community Wildlife Habitats provide habitat for wildlife throughout the community—where people live, work, learn, play and worship. Communities do this by certifying individual backyards, school grounds, places of worship, businesses, and public areas, such as parks and community gardens, as NWF Certified Wildlife Habitats®.  Each individual certified site within the community provides the four basic elements that all wildlife need: food, water, cover, and places to raise young.  These habitats help to create new corridors for wildlife to thrive.

NWF communities also do outreach to educate residents about sustainable gardening practices such as reducing or eliminating chemical fertilizers and pesticides, conserving water, planting native plants and trees, composting, and more.  The community hosts workshops about gardening for wildlife and holds community events such as stream clean-ups and invasive species removal to make the community healthier for people and wildlife alike.  Local citizens become knowledgeable advocates for wildlife and sustainability.

Members of the Environmental Advisory Board

MemberPositionTerm

Curtis Byrd

Chairman

02/15/2019

Kelli Hunsucker

Member

02/15/2019

Marizel "Marti" Veatch

Member

11/16/2018

Bruce Morgan

Member

02/21/2020

Christina Keshishian

Member

05/17/2019

Frank Thomas

Alternate #1

04/18/2020

Libby Brown-Brock

Alternate #2

02/20/2021