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Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs each month. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures and volunteer and learn programs. 

Registration is required; call (386) 736-5927. 

Upcoming events include:

Bike-about Green Springs

May 12 @ 9 – 11 AM

Ride the first segment of the East Central Regional Rail Trail from Green Springs Park to State Road 415 and back while experiencing the natural world along the way. All ages and abilities are welcome for this 11.4-mile round trip. Bicycle and helmets are required. Meet at Green Springs Park, 994 Enterprise-Osteen Road, Enterprise.

Registration is required; call 386-736-5927.

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors Explore Volusia to acquaint residents with the county’s conservation lands and land management practices. 

Jetty ambassadors orientation and cleanup

May 17 @ 9 AM – 12 PM

Become a jetty ambassador as you learn about the threats of monofilament fishing line for wildlife and help with a jetty cleanup. Jetty ambassadors are stationed on the jetty while the underwater dive team removes fishing line from rocks underwater. They inform anglers and visitors about the cleanup effort and remove fishing line and trash from the jetty walkway and rocks.  Meet at the jetty at Lighthouse Point Park, 5000 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet.

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors Explore Volusia to acquaint residents with the county’s conservation lands and land management practices. 

Registration is required. Call 386-736-5927.

Ponce Inlet snorkeling adventure

May 18 @ 10 AM – 12 PM

Learn about the wonders of the underwater ecosystem and various marine species while snorkeling the high slack tide near Ponce Inlet. Participants must be able to swim and have their own equipment. Those under age 18 must wear a personal flotation device and be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Bring your snorkeling gear and meet at Lighthouse Point Park, 5000 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet.

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors Explore Volusia to acquaint residents with the county’s conservation lands and land management practices. 

Reservations are required; call 386-736-5927.

World Turtle Day

May 23 @ 9 AM – 11 AM

Celebrate World Turtle Day by helping turtles at Hiles Beach Park. Participants will assemble signs that read “Keep off the dunes” to protect gopher tortoises and their burrows. They will also help sea turtles by painting the stakes that mark sea turtle nests on the beach. An environmental specialist will share information about endangered and threatened turtles in Volusia County. Meet at Hiles Beach Park, 4516 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Registration is required; call 386-736-5927.

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors these outdoor adventures to acquaint residents with the county’s conservation lands and land management practices.

Longleaf eco-buggy ride

May 24 @ 9 AM – 11 AM

Take a leisurely ride through Longleaf Pine Preserve’s flatwoods, cypress domes and swamps. Participants will learn about the plants and animals of the wetlands. Meet at the east entrance, 4551 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach.

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors Explore Volusia to acquaint residents with the county’s conservation lands and land management practices. 

Reservations are required; call 386-736-5927.

Halifax River paddle

May 27 @ 9 AM – 11 AM

View local wildlife and natural Florida during this leisurely paddling trip that will leave from Sanchez Park in Ormond Beach. Paddlers may encounter marine mammals while exploring the waters of the Halifax River. Bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at 329 Sanchez Ave., Ormond Beach.

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division sponsors outdoor education programs to acquaint residents with the county’s conservation lands and land management practices. 

Reservations are required; call 386-736-5927.

Beach clean-up

May 31 @ 9 AM – 11 AM

Volunteer and learn during this beach cleanup after the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Busy beach weekends can lead to a large amount of debris left behind. Participants will help to remove as much debris as possible as they learn about sea turtle nesting season and how trash can impact sea turtles. Meet at Sun Splash Park in Daytona Beach.

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division is sponsoring this Volunteer and Learn activity.

Registration is required; call 386-736-5927.

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