National Park Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robert F. Newkirk
CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE
Robert 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. Eighty-four 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 300 plus sites that range from Guam to the coast of Maine, Antietam Battlefield in Virginia to Zion National Park in Utah.
The year 2000 marks the 25th anniversary of the designation of Canaveral National Seashore. Superintendent Newkirk invites you to the south district at Playalinda Beach, the north district at Apollo Beach, the Eldora State House and Headquarters in Titusville for open house celebrations.
The following special programs will be presented at the north district in New Smyrna Beach:
STORIES OF THE NATIONAL PARKS 9:30 A.M.
Join a Park Ranger at the Visitor 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 10:30 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M.
Meet at the Visitor 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 Visitor Center. (45 minutes)
25TH ANNIVERSARY SLIDE SHOW 3:30 P.M.
Join us in the Visitor Center for a short slide presentation on 25 years of Canaveral National Seashore. (1/2 hour)
Canaveral National Seashore is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in New Smyrna Beach (904) 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 them celebrate the past and look forward to the future.
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