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

Registration Open for 2021 International Coastal Cleanup

On September 18, 2021, Volusia County will participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s 36th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). You can register now to make a difference and keep our waterways clean. Public sites will have registration available from August 2 to August 27, 2021. Sites will be closed for registration when they reach capacity. The first 1,500 registered participants will receive a promotional item with the … Continue reading Registration Open for 2021 International Coastal Cleanup

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Edgewater Water Meter Replacement Program Underway

The city of Edgewater is in the process of replacing all water meters throughout the city. The meters currently in use are reaching the end of their useful life and are due to be replaced. This process will take several years to complete since all the meters (13,000+) throughout the city were originally installed at approximately the same time. Edgewater Upgrades Water Meters and Transmitters … Continue reading Edgewater Water Meter Replacement Program Underway

INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

Flooding, shoreline erosion and extreme weather negatively affect Florida’s natural resources, livelihood and the health of coastal and inland communities. Throughout Florida’s estuaries and rivers, polluted runoff has contributed to harmful algal blooms and threatened the quality of life of riverfront communities. Riverside Conservancy helps meet the need of providing vibrant/resilient communities, combating stormwater pollution, increasing coastal resource stewardship opportunities, and providing special places and … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

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January Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in January As winter is finally upon us and the year 2020 (that no one wants to remember) comes to a close, the fishing continues to heat up! This past year has had some real ups and downs in all departments of life! As for the weather, tides and fishing, it has … Continue reading January Fishing Guide

How Can Electrolyzed Reduced Water Help Me?

*Sponsored by Kangen Water, Brian Welch Water is the most essential nutrient involved in every function of the body’s 73 trillion cells. Your body is composed of 75 percent water and your brain is made up of 85 percent water. Water contains toxins, but alkalized water can be effective in removing these toxins from the body. If we don’t drink alkalized water, we can develop … Continue reading How Can Electrolyzed Reduced Water Help Me?

Edgewater/NSB Christmas Boat Parade

December 12 @ 6 – 9 PM “Parade will start 6:00pm at Channel Marker 57(Veterans Park) in Edgewater and continue North looping Chicken Island! There will be no registration fees or any of the sorts. Just decorate your pretty boat with some beautiful Christmas lights and meet up before 6:00 pm for us to begin the traditional route from years prior! Thankfully there are a … Continue reading Edgewater/NSB Christmas Boat Parade

Standard Time and Watering Schedule Resumed November 1

You know the old saying, “Spring forward, fall back.” It reminds us to turn our clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall. This is also the day when Volusia County’s lawn watering schedule changes, so make sure you reset your automatic sprinklers. Volusia’s Fall and Winter Watering Schedule Residents may water their lawns once a week until daylight saving time resumes March … Continue reading Standard Time and Watering Schedule Resumed November 1

More Rain Means More Mosquitoes for Volusia

With rainy season in full swing, additional standing water provides ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Volusia County Mosquito Control is an integrated pest management program that includes an extensive surveillance program. Mosquito populations are tracked by species and location using mosquito traps, while sentinel chickens are used to monitor activity of mosquito transmitted viruses. The data collected is then used to develop a response plan … Continue reading More Rain Means More Mosquitoes for Volusia

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Watch the Weather, Wait to Water

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the summer rainy season and “watch the weather, wait to water.” Use Natural Rain Fall for Lawn Irrigation From July through September, yards need no more than a half-inch to three-quarters inch of water up to two times a week. If your lawn has received enough water from rainfall, … Continue reading Watch the Weather, Wait to Water