With mosquito season in full swing, Volusia County is ramping up efforts to combat these pesky insects. Ongoing efforts to reduce mosquito populations include eliminating containers where mosquitoes lay eggs, with old tires being a common culprit. Volusia County Mosquito Control will hold two tire amnesty events on Friday, Oct. 9.
The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded nearly $355,000 to 10 nonprofits committed to protecting and restoring Florida’s natural resources. The grants will fund programs that protect and rehabilitate Florida wildlife, as well as conserve and restore native habitats. The grants also support environmental education and help preserve Florida’s natural resources, including its waterways.
Boo at the Zoo, Brevard Zoo’s popular family Halloween event, is moving from night to day to accommodate social distancing needs. It is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.
Wild Florida Airboats, Gator Park & Drive-thru Safari celebrates 10 years of airboats, animal encounters, and adventure by giving everyone free weekday admission to their Gator Park through the month of October with a canned food donation.
Have you ever wanted to learn to be a trained weather spotter? You’ll have two opportunities in October, and the training is free and conveniently available from the comfort of your own computer, cell phone or tablet. It’s called SKYWARN training, and it’s geared toward anyone interested in learning more about our Florida weather.
The “Prepare With Pedro” activity books will be among the children’s safety materials that Volusia County’s Emergency Management staff will distribute this Saturday at four libraries around Volusia County.
R&B Fusion Artist V. Tiarrá just released her newest hit video for her single, “Digital Love,” just as her prior single, “Batter Up,” a lyrical critique to the many issues U.S. Citizens face as politicians “politick” and use their constituents for their own political power, was featured at the 2020 Democratic Party of Miami-Dade’s Blue Gala.
Volusia County is busy fighting an increased population of mosquitos. In additon to their efforts, they are also hoping citizens do their part to control the increasing numbers.
Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services will present Halloween Highway: Family Friendly Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 24.
A TSA Precheck enrollment event is coming to Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from Oct. 12 through 16 in the baggage claim area. Precheck allows participating flyers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by leaving on shoes, light jackets and belts and leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags.