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County Plans Explore Volusia Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in June. Environmental specialists will lead a nature hike, two paddling trips and a snorkeling adventure. With social distancing in mind, each program will be limited to eight persons. Participants must register at least 48 hours before the program. Only registrants will be allowed to participate. To register, call (386) 736-5927. Upcoming … Continue reading County Plans Explore Volusia Programs

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2020 United Way Day of Action – Hunger Fight Packing Event Reaching Out and Feeding Our Seniors!

United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties is hosting a food packing event with Hunger Fight! The Goal is to Pack 15,000 Meals which will be distributed to our Seniors in Need! You are invited to participate in this much needed event!  If you want to participate, please contact Francine Martin at (516) 641-5800 or fmartin@uwvfc.org. If your company is interested in participating she will create a unique … Continue reading 2020 United Way Day of Action – Hunger Fight Packing Event Reaching Out and Feeding Our Seniors!

Volusia County Plans Summer Camps with Scholarships Available

Children can laugh and play this summer at 13 day camps operated by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. The camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 8 through July 31. “We are trying to serve as many Volusia County families as possible while adhering to CDC guidelines for capacity and social distancing,” said Parks, Recreation and … Continue reading Volusia County Plans Summer Camps with Scholarships Available

Marine Discovery Center Announces Reopening and Events

Marine Discovery Center Reopens to the Public on May 18 Due to COVID 19, Marine Discovery Center (MDC) has taken precautionary steps to ensure the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. These steps include the following: Limiting tours to 10 guests Increased sanitation of all high touch areas (boat, kayaks, outdoor seating areas, and indoor facilities Temperature checks for staff Face Masks: All guests … Continue reading Marine Discovery Center Announces Reopening and Events

Major Changes to 4th of July Celebrations in Volusia County

Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic, many cities are making changes to their plans for Independence Day celebrations. Volusia County is no different, and cities are beginning to announce postponements or cancellations to plans. Updates for individual cities can be found below. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. The statements below have been provided directly from the city governments. … Continue reading Major Changes to 4th of July Celebrations in Volusia County

Annual LUNAFEST Continues Virtually

Girls on the Run of Volusia County (GOTR) will be hosting the 10th Annual LUNAFEST this year virtually.  This was going to be a big, beautiful event at The Athens Theatre in DeLand this coming Tuesday 4/28, but due the circumstances, it had to be changed to virtual. Virtual Viewing on Tuesday, April 28th – 10th Annual LUNAFEST – Support Female Empowerment – Girls on the Run … Continue reading Annual LUNAFEST Continues Virtually

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Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?

All photos//text: Mimi McKee The views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of East Coast Current Volusia residents honoring the state and federal orders to “stay home” have taken to social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and NextDoor to express their opinions on whether the public beaches should close temporarily or remain open for essential fitness activities. … Continue reading Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?

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The Marine Discovery Center – “Nature Is Always Open”

A message from MDC’s Executive Director I hope this note finds each of you well, both mentally and physically.  Our lagoon, creeks, and ocean are beautiful this time of the year.  The water is still very clear and the neoprene warmth that accompanies Winter is no longer required.  I know it’s challenging for some of you, but we highly encourage you to get outside and explore … Continue reading The Marine Discovery Center – “Nature Is Always Open”

Jeep Owners Invited to Jeep Parade to Thank Healthcare Workers

Were you planning on participating in Jeep Beach this April? Unfortunately, due to circumstances surrounding coronavirus COVID-19, the event has been postponed to September 11 – 13, 2020 – but that doesn’t mean you can’t still show off your Jeep! On Friday, April 3, 2020, Jeep enthusiasts are invited by Jeep Beach to participate in a Jeep Parade as a show of support and thanks … Continue reading Jeep Owners Invited to Jeep Parade to Thank Healthcare Workers

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Florida State Parks Closed Until Further Notice

UPDATE 3/23/2020 Effective today, Monday, March 23, 2020, all Florida State Parks will be closed and remain closed until further notice due to coronavirus COVID-19. Although Florida State Parks limited their hours and capacity limits last week, this did not create the needed reductions in residents visiting the parks in order to slow the spread of the virus. March 21, 2020 While many Floridians are … Continue reading Florida State Parks Closed Until Further Notice