Volusia County Offers 'Save Our Springs & Rivers Academy'

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DeLand, FL - If you'd like to learn more about local water quality from experts, Volusia County is offering a 'Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy' for adults. The academy will include virtual classroom presentations, field trips, and advocacy challenges. The free class is designed to provide an in-depth citizen engagement experience for anyone who wants to protect natural treasures like Blue Spring.

Those that attend will learn about water quality from the perspectives of scientists, advocates, elected officials, and activists. The academy will feature Zoom meetings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25. Participants are also asked to take part in one of two in-person field trips at Blue Spring State Park; these trips will be held with COVID-19 precautions and social distancing in mind.

Advance registration is required by Wednesday, January 20. You can find the registration form at greenvolusia.org. If you'd like to speak with someone for more information, contact Danielle Ramsey, Sustainability & Volunteer Coordinator for Volusia Natural Resources at dramsey@volusia.org or call 386-736-5927.

The academy is sponsored by Green Volusia, Lyonia Environmental Center, and the Riverside Conservancy. It is funded in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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