Volusia County Reopens Campsites

Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division reopened eight campsites with limited capacity on May 21, in keeping with state guidelines.  The campsites in these county-operated parks will reopen at 50% capacity: Candace R. Strawn/Lake Dias Park, DeLeon Springs Gemini Springs Park, DeBary Lake Ashby Park, New Smyrna Beach Lake Monroe Park, DeBary One group of 10 people or fewer will be allowed to camp … Continue reading Volusia County Reopens Campsites

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

Volusia County Begins Accepting Grant Applications Thursday

County Council has approved the Relaunch Volusia: Small Business Reopening Grant Program! Volusia County will utilize funds provided by the CARES Act to make direct grants in the amount of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) per qualifying Volusia County small business that submits a timely, complete application, including all requested documentation. Grants shall be provided, one per qualified small business, on a first-come, first-served basis.  In … Continue reading Volusia County Begins Accepting Grant Applications Thursday

Operation Relaunch Volusia is Under Way

As the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida and locally continues to decline, Volusia County is readying a plan to reopen county services and facilities that were scaled back to mitigate the spread of the virus. Beaches and Parking Just in time for the popular Mother’s Day weekend, vehicle access for beach parking resumed at multiple sections of Volusia County’s beaches on Saturday. A … Continue reading Operation Relaunch Volusia is Under Way

Volusia County Offering Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Volusia County unveiled preliminary plans last Tuesday for a grant program to help small businesses reopen their doors and rebound from the economic devastation brought on by coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday, officials said stimulating the local economy by helping small businesses get back on their feet would be a worthy use for some of the county’s federal funds. Volusia County Receives Funds for Grant Program … Continue reading Volusia County Offering Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Volusia County Offers Mortgage Assistance

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 11, Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept applications from homeowners who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Mortgage assistance may be provided to eligible households for up to three months and is capped at $1,500 a month. The program includes assistance for eligible households for payment of late, current and, if they remain eligible, future payments. Volusia County … Continue reading Volusia County Offers Mortgage Assistance

Florida State Parks Slowly Reopen

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that beginning Monday, May 4, some Florida State Parks will re-open access to trails, day use areas and beach access with limited facilities. This does not include all Florida state parks at this time. Limited List of Florida State Parks Reopen Monday with Restrictions Effective Monday, May 4, DEP will implement phase one to reopen … Continue reading Florida State Parks Slowly Reopen

Volusia County to start COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Volusia County unveiled preliminary plans on Tuesday for a grant program to help small businesses reopen their doors and rebound from the economic devastation brought on by coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday, officials said stimulating the local economy by helping small businesses get back on their feet would be a worthy use for some of the county’s federal funds. Volusia County Receives Funds for Grant Program … Continue reading Volusia County to start COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

Turtle nesting season officially starts May 1, which means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months.  Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1 and Ends October 31 The season unofficially started April 10, when the first leatherback nest was discovered in Daytona Beach. Since then, three more nests and one false … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins