Our mission: To preserve, protect and restore the region's unique environmental natural resources and improve and enhance the enjoyment and health of a growing population; to achieve a balance between the quality of the environment and economic interests of our citizens.
Our goal: Ensure that development proceeds without compromising our environment. To accomplish this goal each of the various program areas issue permits and conduct routine inspections for compliance with both the county adopted minimum standards and ordinances for environmental protection. Through intergovernmental agency agreements, Environmental Management also represents and assists with enforcement of selected state and federal regulations.
Another facet of environmental protection is pollution prevention and clean up. Appropriate program staff investigate citizen complaints and violations. Emergency situations such as hazardous substance spills, petroleum tank leaks, fish kills, air pollution episodes, etc., are reported to Environmental Management for assessment and action.
The Land Management activity is responsible for the management, enhancement and restoration of 38,000 acres of
conservation lands in Volusia County.
Natural Resources employees protect and conserve regional ecosystems and animal and plant species through habitat
conservation, restoration, education and enhancement initiatives.
Environmental Permitting is responsible for administration and enforcement of the county's environmental ordinances,
which includes trees, wetlands, gopher tortoises, and the Class II Overlay.
Pollution Control is responsible for protecting our water resources by water quality and quantity monitoring,
ensuring the proper disposal of solid waste, waste water, hazardous waste and encouraging water conservation.
Learn about “what’s hot in the environment” including planning birthday parties at the Marine Science Center, our
annual Green Symposium, and summer camps at the Marine Science Center.
Learn about recycling programs, waterway cleanups and other environmental initiatives.
Learn about all environmental groups in Volusia County.
Explore our publications and educational material.
View all environmental events.