National Park Service Announces Recovery Act Project Canaveral National SeashoreThe National Park Service (NPS) recently announced nearly 800 projects totaling $750 million that can be completed across the country with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Canaveral National Seashore has one project on this list:
"This is very good news for Canaveral National Seashore and the nearly one million visitors the park receives annually "Superintendent Carol Clark said. "It is critical that the park be able to have a facility where visitors can stop by to gather information and attend educational programs."
- $646,000 Replace Apollo Visitor Contact Station.
The obsolete modular structure that was open to the public was recently closed due to structural damages from storms and nearly 30 years of wear and tear in a harsh marine environment. The Apollo Visitor Contact Station is a place where visitors can go to learn about the park, review interpretive displays, and attend a variety of educational programs.
"This is an investment that will be put to great use and will allow Canaveral National Seashore to continue the outstanding programs and services that we provide." Clark said.
The Apollo Visitor Contact Station is located at 7611 S. Atlantic Avenue, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
A full list of National Park Service projects is available at http://www.interior.gov/recovery/nps.