Canaveral National Seashore - - Titusville, Florida - Press Release
National Park Service / Canaveral National Seashore
Headquarters: 308 Julia Street, Titusville, Florida 32796 -- (321) 267-1110
Information Center: 7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 -- (904) 428-3384


February 16, 2001


Canaveral National Seashore Superintendent Robert Newkirk announced today that the park's annual performance plan and documents providing details about the appropriated budget and fee revenues for FY2001 are available for public review as required by the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998.

Highlights of the park's budget, which funds specific goals in the annual performance plan include:

$166,398 for resource preservation and management: Some of the projects related to these funds are the stabilization and monitoring of archeological sites such as the American Indian middens found in several areas of the park, protection and monitoring of loggerhead, leatherback and green sea turtle nests, water quality which is extremely important to the more than 310 species of birds and 1,045 species of plants that are found at Canaveral and the revegatation of the dunes.

$850,877 for visitor services: These funds are used for Law Enforcement and the protection and safety of visitors. Interpretation and education programs for visitors and school groups are included in this funding. Canaveral volunteers and interpretation staff go to local schools with travel trunk displays and videos to help education children about manatees and dolphins. Other projects funded are the cast net program and Junior Ranger program.

User fees or park entrance fees are utilized for fee collection and lifeguards, at a cost of approximately $345,000 for the year.

$767,925 for facility operations and maintenance: These funds provide maintenance and upkeep of all comfort stations, visitor center, park buildings, road repair, sanitation and utility costs.

$378,900 for park management and administration: This is for the park superintendent and full administrative staff that oversee all functions of administration such as budget, personnel, procurement and property accountability.

Some of the projects funded by fee revenue that visitors will see accomplished in the coming months are a new assessable trail at parking lot #8 near the Eldora State House, new information signs, and new wayside exhibits.

A copy of Canaveral National Seashore's complete annual performance plan, prepared in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), is available by writing to: Canaveral National Seashore 308 Julia Street, Titusville, FL 32796.

The goals described in the park's annual performance plan are derived from the 2000 NPS Strategic Plan, which establishes a performance management process for the Service and incorporates the requirements of GPRA. The Strategic Plan is available on the NPS home page at

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