Green Volusia promotes and encourages community involvement through environmental stewardship, educational programs and volunteering.
There are so many amazing places to visit and learn more about Volusia County. Our conservation lands, rivers, beaches, parks and environmental learning centers provide an open door to the unique resources in our own backyards. By gaining an understanding of our natural places, wildlife and plants, you can help to ensure they are here for future generations.
Volunteer with us! There are a variety of ways to get involved in environmental stewardship throughout Volusia County. You can make a difference doing river and coastal cleanups, invasive plant removals, habitat restoration, manatee watch, seabird conservation, and much more. Help us promote a healthy environment by joining our dedicated team, see volunteer opportunities here!
Volusia County has environmental programs for residents and visitors, school students, homeschool and scouting groups, and community organizations. You can see our facilities, check out classes, and sign up for outdoor explorations at the links below:
Explore Volusia sponsors guided programs into the natural resources of Volusia County. Biking scenic trails, hiking forests, paddling the St. Johns and Halifax Rivers, or kayaking the mangrove islands brings you closer to Volusia’s natural treasures. See a list of Explore Volusia programs.
|Lyonia Environmental Center
This special place is nestled within one of Volusia County's conservation lands, Lyonia Preserve, which provides the backdrop and learning environment for its programs. Learn about the plants and animals found only in this endangered Florida scrub habitat and its vital role in our watershed. Lyonia Preserve is considered the gateway to Volusia County's conservation lands. See a list of available LEC programs.
|Marine Science Center
Located in Ponce Inlet, the Marine Science Center is a facility devoted to environmental education and rehabilitation of sea turtles and seabirds. You will also find programs geared to all ages on how we can care for our marine ecosystems and the wildlife that inhabits them. Learn more about the Marine Science Center here.
Other environmental facilities in Volusia County: