Save the Loop
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   Save the Loop is an organization that was mainly active from 2002-2005 when the currently permitted Plantation Oaks development was proposed. This organization was instrumental in getting concessions to reduce the impact of the development and transfer some lands to Tomoka State Park for preservation and increased buffer.
   Since 2005 nearly all 'Loop' activity has been done under the auspices of the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail Corridor Management Entity.
To learn more, visit the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail website.
   Plantation Oaks developers are now(2012) requesting an amendment to the DRI (Development of Regional Impact) order, concerning the proposed development along the loop. This amendment is seeking to amend the DRI to allow for a re-zoning to allow manufactured(mobile) homes in this proposed development. This change would have two major effects: 1) Many fewer construction jobs, since the homes would be built elsewhere and trucked in. 2) Due to how manufactured homes are taxed, there would be much lower tax revenue to offset the increased cost of services that this development will require. To learn more about these and other factors of this proposal, please visit

Loop Photo by Lisa Pardue
Thanks to Lisa Pardue for this beautiful photo of the Loop
What's the Loop?
The Loop is a 23-mile stretch of roadway through a landscape and ecosystem that is uniquely Floridian. This rare and beautiful patch of Old Florida is prized by cyclists, bikers, and runners, as well as by visitors and residents in Volusia county, north of Daytona Beach.

Sadly, development looms behind the lush screen of live oak and palmetto.

Map of the Ormond Loop
Click on the map for a larger view.
Why save it?

To know wild Florida is to relish the opportunity to share our natural heritage with others. We treasure the striking and surprising beauty that makes our state unique in all the world. Beyond the beaches and speedways lies a mysterious, moist, unexpected wildness that transports anyone who experiences it back through the eras to an ancient time. Here we can drink in the incredible flavor of verdant sub-tropical forest, much as it was found by Native American residents and Florida's earliest settlers.

Thanks to Lisa Pardue, Lynn Smith and the Daytona Beach News-Journal for the photos.

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