Canaveral National Seashore's superintendent, Robert Newkirk, announces the opening of an accessible boardwalk trail to the Turtle Mound Archeological Site. On Wednesday, June 20, at 1:00 P.M. the public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the boardwalk. After a short ceremony, refreshments will be served at the pavilion behind the Information Center at 7611 South Atlantic Avenue.
The newly constructed boardwalk leads from Turtle Mound Parking Area to the boardwalk at Turtle Mound and the shoreline of Mosquito Lagoon. The trail is accessible to park visitors using wheelchairs or with other walking disabilities.
Funds for the boardwalk came from the Fee Demonstration Program initiated in April of 1997. The trail is one of several projects accomplished in the park with the fees paid by the park visitor. Some of the other projects paid for by this program include: Lifeguard Operations, construction of permanent entrance stations, upgrade of the Information Center facilities, upgrade island campsites, place sea oats on the dunes, install a North District Sewer System, construct comfort stations, and improve communications system.
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