Volusia County Events this Weekend (10/1 – 10/3)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading Volusia County Events this Weekend (10/1 – 10/3)

Marine Discovery Center EcoTours

Everyone is invited to explore one of Florida’s natural treasures with the Marine Discovery Center (MDC) by booking a spot on one of their guided ecotours. You can kayak the waters of New Smyrna Beach, or relax on their pontoon boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon. They also offer walking tours where you can learn about Florida’s local flora and fauna, as well as … Continue reading Marine Discovery Center EcoTours

Virtual and In-Person Outdoor Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

Due to recent COVID-19 guidance from the County of Volusia the Lyonia Environmental Center has suspended all in-person programs until further notice. All exhibits remain open to the public. Visitors are welcome to explore the Center through self-guided tours. All virtual options remain available. The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of … Continue reading Virtual and In-Person Outdoor Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

When Disaster Strikes: Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Written by Lena Borrelli, Bankrate.com Photo by Ralph W. lambrecht from Pexels If there is anything that 2020 taught us, it is the importance of being prepared. From coronavirus and wildfires to hurricanes and civil unrest, there has been a lot going on globally. While things are looking up in 2021, last year’s losses still weigh heavily on our minds. When disaster strikes, there is often little time to prepare. Losses … Continue reading When Disaster Strikes: Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Conservation Science Coordinator Jessy Wayles overlooks the marsh in 2015 during Marsh Madness

Marine Discovery Center’s Restored Salt Marsh Hits Milestone

Text/Photos by Lisa D. Mickey, Marine Discovery Center Earlier this spring, the restored salt marsh at the Marine Discovery Center hit an important milestone. The on-site Mosquito Lagoon Marine Enhancement Center (MEC), a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), MDC and others, harvested its 20,000th plant from the donor marsh. The new harvest mark was set when Dr. Linda Walters and her … Continue reading Marine Discovery Center’s Restored Salt Marsh Hits Milestone

Top 5 Best Natural Springs in Florida

Our state has over 700 natural springs. Each day, eight billion gallons of water flows from our underground aquifer at a constant 72-degrees. With so many to choose from, it’s easy to find a refreshing watering hole to beat the summer heat. Here are the locals’ top 5 favorite spots, both near and a little farther, to dive in! Ask a Local – Best Natural … Continue reading Top 5 Best Natural Springs in Florida

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This Weekend in Volusia (6/18 – 6/20)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Weekend in Volusia (6/18 – 6/20)

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Volusia Forever Committee to Host Listening Sessions

The Volusia Forever Advisory Committee will host three community listening sessions in May to give residents an opportunity to comment about the program’s future. Listening sessions will be held at these times and locations: Wednesday, May 5 @ 6 PM, in the second-floor conference room of Beach Safety Headquarters, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Wednesday, May 12 @ 6 PM, in the city commission … Continue reading Volusia Forever Committee to Host Listening Sessions

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort  Article and Photos by: Kelsey Walters  After this dumpster fire of a year, many people are looking to the holidays to instill some joy back into 2020 as we close it out. Many have begun celebrating earlier than ever (I’ve even spotted some Christmas trees up before Halloween!) and are on the hunt for some seasonal fun. As usual, the … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Dr Nalini Casey at volusia medical center

Protecting Your Greatest Investment

Article by: Tiffany Evers // Photos by: Kelsey Walters When you become a parent, everything changes. Basically your life gets a complete overhaul and a tiny precious human becomes the literal center of your world. You don’t question it, you adapt and become the parent you always knew you were, or could be. With that comes new responsibilities and challenges on a daily basis. Life … Continue reading Protecting Your Greatest Investment