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Environmental Management

Documentation for the Fertilizer Rule

MSC Strategic Plan Final 2013

Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve Proposed Trail and Recreation Plan map

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.

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Educational opportunities

Volusia County has many programs that offer opportunities for youth, adults, seniors, and groups to get involved in making a difference in the community while learning about the environment.

Education materials

These educational materials provide residents and visitors with information on coastal wildlife and the County's Lighting Ordinance. Order FREE brochures, newsletters, posters, table top tents and more.

Environmental groups

Learn about all environmental groups in Volusia County.

Environmental Permitting

Environmental Permitting is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the county's environmental ordinances, which include trees, wetlands, gopher tortoises, and Class II Overlay.

Get involved

Learn about recycling programs, waterway cleanups and other environmental initiatives.

Green Volusia

Green Volusia is Volusia County Goverments initiative to promote the sustainable use of county resources. Find out how you and your family can GO GREEN! Our website is full of helpful tips and tools for going green.

Land Management

The Land Management activity is responsible for the management, enhancement and restoration of 38,000 acres of conservation lands in Volusia County.

Marine Science Center

The Marine Science Center offers a wide variety of programs and activities for children and adults throughout the year. Students young and old can discover the many wonders of bird and marine life in environmentally rich Volusia County. 

Natural Resources

Natural Resources employees protect and conserve regional ecosystems and animal and plant species through habitat conservation, restoration, education and enhancement initiatives.

Pollution Control

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.

Protected species

Volusia County is home to many protected species. Maintaining ecosystems is essential to conserving and protecting these and other species of animals in the county.

Upcoming events

Eco-buggy tour of Longleaf Pine Preserve

October 28 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Experience pine flatwoods, cypress domes and swamps on this riding tour. The group will make exploratory stops to learn about wetlands and their importance in natural habitats. Meet at 431 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach. Registration is requested and may be made by contacting Volusia County&rsqu...

Marine Science Center volunteer orientation

November 1 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volunteer orientation is offered from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month.  The minimum age for general volunteers is 16. Volunteers working with sea turtles and aquarium maintenance must be at least 18.  Reserve your spot at least five days in advance by calling 386-304-...

Manatee Watch training

November 1 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volusia County is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to participate in Manatee Watch, a program that identifies the presence of manatees in local waterways. Residents who live on the water, spend a lot of time near the water, or are avid boaters are encouraged to become manatee watchers. Mana...

Manatee Watch training

November 4 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volusia County is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to participate in Manatee Watch, a program that identifies the presence of manatees in local waterways. Residents who live on the water, spend a lot of time near the water, or are avid boaters are encouraged to become manatee watchers. Mana...

Bird Fest

November 15 @10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Celebrate Volusia County’s magnificent birds during the 10th annual Bird Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Volusia County’s Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet.  Attendees can meet glove-trained birds of prey, learn about bird migration, and v...

Marine Science Center volunteer orientation

December 6 @10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volunteer orientation is offered from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month.  The minimum age for general volunteers is 16. Volunteers working with sea turtles and aquarium maintenance must be at least 18.  Reserve your spot at least five days in advance by calling 386-304-...

Ginger Adair
Director
gadair@volusia.org

Lee Stone
Admin Coordinator II
lstone@volusia.org

 

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