Canaveral National Seashore to Participate in Entrance Fee-Free Weekend in National Parks, June 22-23, 2002National Park Service (NPS) Director Fran Mainella applauded the efforts of President Bush's new Healthier US Initiative announced June 12 to promote improved health through the benefits of physical activity and the stress reducing experiences that visiting national parks and participating in park programs provide. As part of the President's Comprehensive Fitness Agenda, the Initiative will include an entrance fee-free weekend on June 22-23, 2002, to all national park sites across the country.
"I am very pleased to join with the President and Interior Secretary Norton in inviting all of America to come out and visit the magnificent natural and cultural resources throughout our country, " said Director Mainella. "We share a deep appreciation of the value of national parks and the role they play in the physical fitness and well-being of all Americans. The entrance fee free weekend will be a wonderful opportunity for our visitors to experience national parks and exercise their minds and bodies while uplifting their spirits."
We encourage all of the Park's friends in the Central Florida area to come out and participate in the wonderful free hiking, swimming and canoe/kayaking activities available at the Seashore, stated Canaveral National Seashore's Chief Ranger Norah Martinez.
The National Park Service, an Interior Department agency, manages the National Park System, which comprises 385 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state (except Delaware), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.
The National Park Service cares for the special places saved by the American people
so that all may experience our heritage.
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