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Wednesday, February 23 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Track 1: How Deltona Became Eco-Friendly and You Can Too!

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Join the city of Deltona for a thirty minute documentary that expresses Deltona’s story through human insight and the economics of nature tourism. This story will evaluate Deltona’s success and demonstrate Deltona’s solutions for developing ecological and economic development in smaller communities. The audience will be able to see how a community can identify its own unique ecological strengths, how these strengths can be honed and marketed for the community and tourists, and how to find financial resources for these projects. The documentary will include interviews with residents and staff that paint a picture of the past, present, and future of Deltona’s Nature Parks. Deltona’s Staff will express what has and hasn’t worked while examining any pitfalls that may occur when developing a city-wide ecotourism infrastructure.
One of Deltona’s unique features is that it is home to a variety of trail systems. Working with multiple partners, the trail system connects residents, neighboring communities, and tourists by giving them the opportunity to explore nature together. By engaging with individuals associated with the trail system, ecological parks, and Blueways Trails, we will visually demonstrate how focusing on features that we have helps us connect to Florida as a whole and how this brings our residents together to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Lopez

Lee Lopez

The City of Deltona
Lee Lopez has utilized his 30 years of experience in the video industry to highlight Deltona’s growing presence as an eco-tourism destination. His work ensures Deltona’s natural beauty garners recognition locally, regionally and nationally. Lopez enjoys the Florida outdoors and... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Mayes

Jerry Mayes

The City of Deltona
Jerry Mayes passion is making Deltona an EcoTourism destination I vision Lakeshore EcoVillage  a key component in Deltona’s economic future, along with the Butler Chain of Lakes Blueways Trail and Deltona's eight existing EcoParks (with 2 in development and 3 in planning). Deltona... Read More →
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Ryan Reckley

The City of Deltona
Ryan Reckley brings over 20 years of parks and recreation experience to the department director position for the City of Deltona. He uses innovation to create unique programming and activity in our city and has been working towards creative opportunities in sports and recreation... Read More →


Wednesday February 23, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
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