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Environmental Management

Documentation for the Fertilizer Rule

MSC Strategic Plan Final 2013        

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.

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 Tiger Bay

April 24 @9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Florida Forest Service foresters will discuss the management of Tiger Bay State Forest including the tools used in forestry and wildfire. Meet on Indian Lake Road, 2.75 miles north of U.S. 92, west of Daytona Beach. To register, call the Tiger Bay State Forest office at 386-226-0250. Bring water an...

Star tour of the night sky

April 25 @7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Explore the night sky with retired astronomy teacher Hugh Ward Jr. at Wiregrass Prairie Preserve, 1751 Lopez Road, Osteen. Dr. Ward will comment on the visible planets and other celestial objects as participants observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars, which will be provided. Bring a...

Bike-about Heart Island

April 29 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Observe the flatwoods and creek shores of the Heart Island Conservation Area during a six-mile bike ride along a hard-packed shell and dirt road. Meet at 1999 U.S. Highway 17, Pierson. To register, contact Environmental Management at 386-736-5927 or elm@volusia.org. Bring water and insect spray. W...

Guided hike of Hickory Bluff Preserve

May 3 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Walk the shoreline of a natural section of the St. Johns River and experience diverse Florida habitats including pine flatwoods, oak hammock, cypress dome and swamp. Meet at Hickory Bluff Preserve, 598 Guide Road, Osteen. Registration is requested and may be made by contacting Volusia County’...

Guided hike of Heart Island

May 8 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a guided hike through a section of Heart Island Conservation Area, which is co-owned by the St. Johns River Water Management District and Volusia County. Explore this sandhill plant community and learn about the area’s agricultural history and restoration. Meet at 6348 Lake Winona Road, D...

Jay Watch volunteer training

May 10 @8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division will conduct Jay Watch volunteer training from 8 a.m. to noon May 10 at Lyonia Preserve, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Volunteers will learn about the Florida scrub jay and be trained to record information about them from June 15 through July 1...

Bike-about

May 15 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bicycle the first segment of the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail and learn about the Floridan aquifer and Green Spring. Participants will ride the paved trail from Green Springs Park to State Road 415 and back – an 11-mile round trip. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bicycle helmet...

Lake Ashby paddle

May 21 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your canoe or kayak for a leisurely paddling trip from Lake Ashby to Wiregrass Prairie Preserve. The guide will explain how land management is important for the lake’s water quality. Meet at the Lake Ashby Road boat ramp, Samsula. Life jacket and whistle are required. Registration is ...

Eco-buggy tour of Longleaf Pine Preserve

May 22 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Experience pine flatwoods, cypress domes and swamps on a riding tour with exploratory stops to discuss wetlands and their importance in natural habitats. Meet at the preserve’s east entrance, 4551 Pioneer Trail, Samsula. Registration is requested and may be made by contacting Volusia County&r...

Eco-buggy tour of Deep Creek Preserve

May 29 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a riding tour of Volusia County’s newest conservation land and learn about the 8,000-acre site’s forestry, agricultural history and plant communities. Meet at 964 S. State Road 415, Samsula. Registration is requested and may be made by contacting Volusia County’s Environmenta...

Reading skulls and bones

May 31 @9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Naturalist Gregg Thompson will explain how to read skull characteristics to determine the type of animal. He’ll share his extensive skull collection and identify participants’ skull and bone specimens. Afterward, he’ll lead a hike to look for evidence of wildlife. Meet at Deep Cree...

Special Magistrate Hearing

June 11 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
This hearing, which will address code enforcement violations, will be in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Margaret Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Code Enforcement Board

June 18 @9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Members will meet in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Mary Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Special Magistrate Hearing

July 9 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
This hearing, which will address code enforcement violations, will be in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Margaret Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Code Enforcement Board

July 16 @9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Members will meet in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Mary Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Special Magistrate Hearing

August 13 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
This hearing, which will address code enforcement violations, will be in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Margaret Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Code Enforcement Board

August 20 @9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Members will meet in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Mary Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Special Magistrate Hearing

September 10 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
This hearing, which will address code enforcement violations, will be in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Margaret Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Code Enforcement Board

September 17 @9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Members will meet in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Mary Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Code Enforcement Board

October 15 @9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Members will meet in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Mary Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Special Magistrate Hearing

November 12 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
This hearing, which will address code enforcement violations, will be in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Margaret Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Code Enforcement Board

November 19 @9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Members will meet in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Mary Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Special Magistrate Hearing

December 10 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
This hearing, which will address code enforcement violations, will be in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Margaret Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Code Enforcement Board

December 17 @9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Members will meet in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Contact Mary Godfrey at mgodfrey@volusia.org or 386-736-5925, ext. 12031....

Ginger Adair
Director
gadair@volusia.org

Lee Stone
Admin Coordinator II
lstone@volusia.org

 

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