Volusia County Government has launched ReGrow the Loop, a one-year pilot program to restore and enhance the natural beauty of the 30-mile Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail in Ormond Beach.
The county has partnered with the UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County and other local organizations to eradicate invasive plant species, increase native vegetation, attract more wildlife and pollinators and share information about sustainable practices residents can adopt to protect the county’s natural beauty.
Ormond Beach resident Alan Burton donated $1,000 to support the project.
“We have an opportunity to get our hands dirty, plant a tree and nurture our environment not only for ourselves, but also for future generations," Burton said.
Residents who live along the loop — and anywhere in Volusia County — can get involved by signing a pledge, attending a workshop, and organizing or participating in a Loop volunteer event. Each participating household will receive a ReGrow the Loop sticker and a native three-gallon tree at one of the tree giveaway events that will be scheduled this fall or summer 2024.
The first in a series of free, monthly educational activities and events will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Register at https://tinyurl.com/32yj2jjy.