- Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program Oral History Project
- Publication Date
- Oral history.
- Online audio.
- Oral history
- Online audio
- University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center. -- Oral History Program
- University of South Florida -- Tampa Library
- Physical Description
- sound files : digital, MPEG4 files + ;
- University of South Florida Tampa Library
- Place of Publication
- Tampa, Fla
- Subjects / Keywords
- Environmental protection
- Alternate Title
- ELAP oral history project
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Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program Oral History Project
In 1987, Hillsborough County voters approved a referendum and property tax to implement the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP). It was subsequently reauthorized in 1990 and 2008, each time with sizeable majorities. Similar to and often in partnership with state-funded programs such as Preservation 2000 and Florida Forever, ELAPP has protected over 61,000 acres of rare and important habitat in Hillsborough County. In 2014, the program was officially renamed the “Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program,” for the former county commissioner (1978-2002) and lifelong advocate for environmental protection. The ELAPP history project was funded by a generous donation from Gus Muench.
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