Bring the family outdoors to experience natural Florida and the management of our
conservation lands through programs by staff, guest instructors, guided hikes, eco-buggy tours, bike-abouts and
paddles. Participants are encouraged to bring water and insect spray and wear
comfortable clothes and walking or hiking shoes.
Space is limited, registration is required. For more information
or to register call Environmental Management at 386-736-5927. Click
here to see the upcoming schedule.
Public, private and home school teachers can complement their classroom studies with structured field
classes on Volusia County conservation lands. Land Management offers a variety of free outdoor interdisciplinary
classes for groups of up to 30 students. Specific classes and tours that compliment classroom studies can be designed
through teacher request. Class activities and content can be modified to suit any grade level.
Click here for more information.
What better way to enjoy the outdoors and contribute to the future of Volusia County Conservation Lands than through volunteering your time, energy and talents on
land management projects? Diverse volunteer opportunities are available, ranging from species monitoring to
environmental education facilitators. The Annual Jay Watch citizen-science program will be underway in June.
To find out more about this program and how you can help click here.
There are many opportunities for Eagle Scout projects on Volusia County's conservation lands. Click here
to learn more.
For more information please call the Volusia County Environmental Management office at 386-736-5927.
Print, complete and sign the volunteer application / agreement form and the participant release form and mail or fax
them to the address on the application / agreement form.
Printable form [PDF]
September 3 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about the importance of estuaries while hiking through the scenic preserve. Participants will have an
opportunity to use seine nets. Meet at 3251 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County’s
Environmental Management Division sponsors outdoor adventures to acquaint reside...
September 8 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bicycle the first segment of the East Central Regional Rail Trail and experience the natural world along the way.
Participants will ride the paved trail from Green Springs Park to State Road 415 and back – an 11.4-mile round
trip. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bicycle helmets are require...
September 10 @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 plant
communities and forestry and agricultural history. Meet at 964 S. State Road 415, Samsula. Volusia County’s
Environmental Management Division sponsors the outdoor adventur...
September 14 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about wetland plants and animals while walking through the preserve’s flatwoods, cypress domes and swamps.
Meet at the east entrance, 4551 Pioneer Trail, west of New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County’s Environmental Management
Division sponsors outdoor adventures to acquaint resident...
September 16 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
View local wildlife and scenic vistas while exploring the waters of the Indian River Lagoon. Participants may
encounter manatees and dolphins. Participants must bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board along with a life
preserver and whistle. Meet at Mary McLeod Bethune Park, 6656 S. Atlantic A...
September 22 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Florida Forest Service foresters will discuss land management and prescribed burns during this riding tour of Tiger
Bay State Forest. Call the forest office at 386-226-0250 to make reservations. Meet at 4316 W. International
Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Volusia County’s Environmental Mana...
September 24 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about local wildlife and history during a leisurely paddling trip through Blue Spring State Park.
Participants must bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at
the end of French Avenue in Orange City. Volusia County’s Environmental Ma...
September 26 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Hike the 2.5-mile blue trail and learn about the endangered Florida scrub habitat. Hikers will observe scrub
animals and plants and meet Lyonia’s most precious resident, the Florida scrub jay. Land management practices and
prescribed fire will be discussed along the way. Meet at Lyonia Preserv...
September 29 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Ride a segment of Martin’s Dairy Trail in Spruce Creek Preserve while learning about the local ecosystem. Moderate
skill is required due to rough terrain, hills and soft sand. Participants must bring a bicycle and helmet. Turn off
Turnbull Bay Road and meet in the dirt parking lot on Martin&rs...