Fee Free Day at the ParkRobert Newkirk, Canaveral National Seashore's Superintendent, invites the public to join the National Park Service in celebrating Founder's Day for the National Park Service. Eight-five years ago in 1916, the concept of a national system of parks to preserve and protect America's treasures for future generations became a reality. August 25th is set aside annually to commemorate the birth of an idea that has spread to 384 sites that range from Guam to coast of Maine, Atietam Battlefield in Virginia to Zion National Park in Utah.
Superintendent Newkirk invites you to visit the south district at Playalinda Beach, the north district at Apollo Beach and the Eldora State House. The following special programs will be presented at the north district in New Smyrna Beach:
STORIES OF THE NATIONAL PARKS 11:00 A.M.
Join a Park Ranger at the Information Center for reflections on the diversity of the world's first system of National Parks, and learn why these sites are worth preserving. (45 minutes)
CRUISE MOSQUITO LAGOON 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
Meet at the Information Center and join us on a short introductory cruise on our 24-foot pontoon boat. This mini cruise will be free of charge and you must sign up at the Information Center. (45 minutes)
SEA TURTLE REVIEW 2:00 P.M.
Learn about the sea turtles that nest in Canaveral National Seashore and how our nest numbers for this year compare to years past. Meet in the Information Center. (1 hour)
Canaveral National Seashore is open daily from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. in New Smryna Beach (386) 428-3384 and in Titusville (321) 867-4077. Park Headquarters, located in Titusville, is opened Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (321) 267-1110.
Admission to all National Parks is free on August 25th. Visit your nearest National Park Service neighbor. Help celebrate the past and look forward to the future.
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