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Environmental Management

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,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 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.

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Get involved

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

Green Volusia

Green Volusia is Volusia County Goverment's 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.

Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) provides visitors with a unique insight into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems. The center promotes an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces. The Lyonia Environmental Center occupies 4,000 square feet of the Deltona Regional Library complex.

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

Employees in this division 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

LEC - Scrub stroll

January 24 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and ...

LEC - Jay walking

January 25 @9:30 am to 11:00 am
Learn the calls of the Florida scrub jay and discover some fascinating facts about this threatened species. Afterward, the group will stroll into Lyonia Preserve to immerse themselves in the birds’ habitat and look for them hiding in the scrub. Bring binoculars and a camera if you have them. Me...

LEC - “A new year, a new you” hike

January 25 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Burn off some holiday calories as you explore the beauty of Lyonia Preserve on this guided hike. Breathe some fresh air and focus on the new year’s goals you have set. Be prepared to hike on unpaved, sugar sand trails for 1.5 miles. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Delton...

LEC - Nature's hoarders

January 25 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Take part in a journey around Lyonia Environmental Center and Lyonia Preserve to discover how animals ensure survival through winter by scavenging, saving and storing. Participants will pretend to be Florida scrub jays and cache their acorns away for the winter. The person with the most recovered ac...

LEC - The first snow

January 26 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
LEC staff will share fun facts about snowflakes as participants make several snow themed crafts. This program is recommended for children ages 6 and up and adult participants. Sip hot cocoa as you play snowman bingo.ature's genius solutions to sustainability challenges. After the presentation, parti...

LEC - Scrub stroll

January 27 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead free hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested; cal...

Explore Volusia: Blue Spring paddle

January 28 @9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Explore the waters near Blue Spring State Park while learning about local wildlife and the area’s history. Paddlers will take old logging canals back through Snake Creek during this seven-mile paddle. Bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at th...

Explore Volusia: Longleaf eco-buggy ride

January 30 @9:00 am to 11:00 am
Take a ride through the uplands of Longleaf Pine Preserve. Participants will learn about the importance of the Florida scrub habitat and a keystone species, the gopher tortoise. Participants will travel from scrub to wet flatwoods and compare the biodiversity during the transition. Meet near 4201 Pi...

LEC - Scrub stroll

January 31 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested; call ...

LEC - Scrub stroll

February 3 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested; call...

LEC - Scrub stroll

February 7 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested; call&...

Wildlife Festival

February 8 @9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Take a walk on the wild side as Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) presents the Wildlife Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The festival will feature Florida wildlife presentations, environmental displays, kids’ activities, and guided hikes and eco-buggy tours of Lyonia Preserve. A...

LEC - Scrub stroll

February 10 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested; call ...

LEC - Scrub stroll

February 14 @9:00 am to 10:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested; call&...

St. Johns River Cleanup

May 20 @8:00 am to 11:00 am
Volunteers are needed for the 24th annual St. Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2.  The goal is to clean 59 miles of waterway and river basin on land and in the water with the help of boaters and other volunteers. “This is a great opportunit...

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