ECHO committee to meet with applicants

Volusia County’s Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at ECHO grant applicants’ project sites on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

There will be a presentation and an opportunity for questions during each 20-minute site visit at the following times and locations:

8:15 a.m.: Ormond Beach Sports Complex, 700 Hull Road, Ormond Beach

8:45 a.m.: Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive, Ormond Beach

9:25 a.m.: Port Orange Rec Center, 4655 City Center Circle, Port Orange

10:05 a.m.: Davies Lighthouse Park, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet

10:55 a.m.: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach

11:20 a.m.: The Fort Wall at Old Fort Park, 115 Julia St., New Smyrna Beach

11:45 a.m.: Women’s Club of New Smyrna Beach, 403 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach

1:45 p.m.: Sunrise Park, 275 River Road, Oak Hill

2:50 p.m.: Rookery Nature Park/Snook Park, 1835 Snook Drive, Deltona

3:20 p.m.: Fort Smith Nature Park, 1782 Fort Smith Blvd., Deltona

3:45 p.m.: Brewster Nature Park, 2085 Brewster Nature Park, Deltona

8:15 a.m.: Ormond Beach Sports Complex, 700 Hull Road, Ormond Beach

8:45 a.m.: Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive, Ormond Beach

9:25 a.m.: Port Orange Rec Center, 4655 City Center Circle, Port Orange

10:05 a.m.: Davies Lighthouse Park, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet

10:55 a.m.: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach

11:20 a.m.: The Fort Wall at Old Fort Park, 115 Julia St., New Smyrna Beach

11:45 a.m.: Women’s Club of New Smyrna Beach, 403 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach

1:45 p.m.: Sunrise Park, 275 River Road, Oak Hill

2:50 p.m.: Rookery Nature Park/Snook Park, 1835 Snook Drive, Deltona

3:20 p.m.: Fort Smith Nature Park, 1782 Fort Smith Blvd., Deltona

3:45 p.m.: Brewster Nature Park, 2085 Brewster Nature Park, Deltona

About the grants

Applicants must attend a mandatory eligibility meeting at 4:15 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

The presentations and eligibility meeting are open to the public.

ECHO grants are provided through a competitive application process annually and are for the purpose of acquiring, building or restoring environmental, cultural, historical and outdoor recreation facilities that are open for public use.

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) not-for-profit groups that have a local office in Volusia County, municipal governments within Volusia County, and departments of Volusia County Government.

Learn more about the ECHO program at www.volusia.org/echo.

Genealogical society to meet Feb. 9

The East Central Florida Chapter of AAHGS Genealogical Society will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Bethune-Cookman University library.

In celebration of Black History Month, a special program, “African Americans on U.S. Postal Stamps”, will be presented by Eretta Morris, an avid stamp collector.  

Anyone interested in stamp collecting and the family history connection is invited. 

For more information and to RSVP, send a text to 386-295-0676. 

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