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DOH-Volusia Provides Update on Current National Infant Formula Shortage

The Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is monitoring the current infant formula shortage and takes this life-threatening issue very seriously. On May 12, 2022, State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf regarding the formula shortages affecting some of Florida’s most vulnerable populations. DOH-Volusia wants to ensure Floridians are kept up to date on this … Continue reading DOH-Volusia Provides Update on Current National Infant Formula Shortage

Top 5 Best Playgrounds in Volusia County 

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month. Spring is creating the perfect weather to get outdoors and play! Volusia County has no shortage of parks and playgrounds, but here are the top five awesome spots that local parents and caregivers rely on to expend their kids’ energy.  Best 5 Playgrounds for … Continue reading Top 5 Best Playgrounds in Volusia County 

NSB Finalizes Parks Master Plan

The city of New Smyrna Beach (NSB) is a coastal community of Volusia County. Locals live, work and play all while soaking up NSB’s laid back lifestyle. Visitors come to enjoy fun outdoor experiences like strolling on miles of seaside boardwalk and relaxing on beautiful white-sand beaches. The city’s coastal neighborhoods are located along North America’s most diverse estuary, the Indian River Lagoon and the … Continue reading NSB Finalizes Parks Master Plan

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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 … Continue reading Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

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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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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Kicks Off 

Although sea turtle nesting season officially started May 1, Volusia County managed beaches already had three leatherback nests. One of them, which was discovered April 2, is the earliest recorded sea turtle nest on county managed beaches. With water temperatures warming up quickly, hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. During … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Kicks Off 

Volusia County 2022 Summer Camps and Children’s Programs

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 camps. Camps have been posted as open at time of posting, but may fill up soon without notice.  Follow the links below the listings or … Continue reading Volusia County 2022 Summer Camps and Children’s Programs

Planting your own Butterfly Garden

Isn’t it wonderful to live in a state that is home to a huge variety of butterflies? Florida is home to over 180 species of butterflies. This means spring is the perfect time to plant your own butterfly garden! I’m not talking about a garden that will be labor-intensive or expensive (hey, that rhymes), but a small attempt to provide basic butterfly needs that will … Continue reading Planting your own Butterfly Garden

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NSB Food Festival

April 21 @ 5 – 9 pm along Flagler Avenue The New Smyrna Beach Food Festival will fill the beachside from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, April 21st, along Flagler Avenue. Diners may sample taste-sized portions of Volusia County restaurants’ best dishes priced from $3 to $5 and enjoy live entertainment along the Avenue. There will be shopping with the Merchants on Flagler Avenue and vendors who sell their … Continue reading NSB Food Festival

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Jeep Beach 2022 – Official Schedule of Events

Jeep Beach Inc. is recognized as the premier Jeep exclusive event worldwide. Jeep Beach made the decision to postpone and then ultimately cancel its 17th annual event April 20-26, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeep Beach Inc. worked diligently throughout the pandemic and made donations totaling over $220,000 in 2020. In 2021, The 18th annual Jeep Beach 2021 week was in full swing, April … Continue reading Jeep Beach 2022 – Official Schedule of Events