Volusia Monitors Potential Hurricane

This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. For up-to-the-minute information, please consult the National Hurricane Center and Volusia County Emergency Management. With a potential threat in the tropics, now is the best time for residents to be prepared and stay informed. The County of Volusia has several platforms available with accurate and up-to-date storm information. • Follow Volusia County Emergency … Continue reading Volusia Monitors Potential Hurricane

Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Volusia County. Human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. Additional Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection Confirmed in Volusia County DOH-Volusia continues to advise the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts … Continue reading Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

Congratulations! John Davidson Celebrating 25 Years at Ocean Properties & Management

Ocean Properties & Management Inc. (OPM), located at 3500 South Atlantic Ave in New Smyrna Beach (NSB), would like to recognize an outstanding individual at the company. John Davidson, 49, born and raised in NSB, works as a call coordinator on the second floor of the Ocean Properties plaza. He has been managing the reception area, directing the phone system and greeting customers for the … Continue reading Congratulations! John Davidson Celebrating 25 Years at Ocean Properties & Management

September 2022 Fishing Report

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in September As summer continues to roll on, the tarpon have rolled in and it has been non-stop for the last two weeks of August. This is something our area has never seen with the abundant amount of bait pods and longevity of the run of fish. These fish were literally jumping … Continue reading September 2022 Fishing Report

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Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of the Deltona regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. The center’s environmental specialists and volunteers promote an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.  Admission is always free! NEW Hours of Operation (as of Friday, October 1, 2021): … Continue reading Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

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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: Waterbody Paddle – Bethune Park September 1, 9:00 – 11:00 am Thursday Bring a canoe, kayak, or SUP for a leisurely paddling trip to view local wildlife … Continue reading Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

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Mosquito Repellent Plants that will Thrive in Your Garden

Now that we have completed our pollinator gardens and we’ve amended or rebuilt great soil, we are on our way to controlling some of our outside pesky bugs like the infamous mosquito. Here are five of my favorite mosquito repellent plants that you can plant in your garden.  #5 – CATMINT: Honestly, any type of mint plant is amazing in your quest to eliminate mosquitoes. … Continue reading Mosquito Repellent Plants that will Thrive in Your Garden

Record Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Volusia County

The annual sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 through October 31. Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s sea turtle nesting takes place on Florida beaches. In a typical year, about 500 sea turtle nests are laid on Volusia County beaches. Just three months into the 2022 nesting season, a record-breaking 1,410 nests have been observed. The loggerhead are the most common sea turtle … Continue reading Record Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Volusia County

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Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today advised residents of an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in Volusia County. A human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents may become ill.  Most people do not develop any symptoms, but one in five people can experience headache, body ache, joint pain, diarrhea or rash. Severe illness … Continue reading Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

Health Officials issue Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a rabies alert for the South-Eastern portions of Port Orange. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies August 8. All residents and visitors in Volusia County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is … Continue reading Health Officials issue Rabies Alert for Port Orange