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Conservation Lands Programs

The Explore Volusia program enables residents and visitors of Volusia County to discover the beauty of Natural Florida. With approximately 38,000 acres of conservation lands, Volusia County is part of the Florida’s Wildlife Corridor where native plants and animals are managed to be able to flourish without threat of development.

For information on school groups visiting the Conservation Lands, please contact Trey Hannah at (386) 736-5927 ext. 12072 or email

Volusia Forever

Volusia Forever was created in 2000 when the citizens of Volusia County voted to tax themselves .2 mills over 20 years to protect the County’s natural biodiversity. In order to stretch these dollars as far as possible Volusia Forever will attempt to form partnerships with federal, state, water management district and local agencies that are committed to protecting natural resources. Approximately 38,000 acres (fee-simple and less-than-fee) have been acquired since the beginning of the program.

The Mission of Volusia Forever: Finance the acquisition and improvement of environmentally sensitive, water resource protection, and outdoor recreation lands, and to manage these lands as conservation stewards in perpetuity.

The Goals of Volusia Forever: Conserve, maintain and restore the natural environment and provide access for the enjoyment and education of the public; provide resources to ensure that sufficient quantities of water are available to meet current and future needs; meet the need for high-quality resource based outdoor opportunities, greenways, trails, and open space; preserve the habitat and water recharge; ensure that the natural resource values of such lands are protected and that the public has the opportunity to enjoy the lands to their fullest potential


Marine Science Center                                    
100 Lighthouse Drive                                                    
Ponce Inlet, FL 32127                                                 

Lyonia Environmental Center
2150 Eustace Ave.
Deltona, FL 32725     

Volusia County Environmental
123 West Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

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123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 736-2700

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