For more than 25 years, the Friends of Canaveral have supported the National Park Service in its mission to preserve, protect and interpret the 57,000 acres of pristine shoreline, dunes and wilderness that are Canaveral National Seashore. 

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FEBRUARY 2017 ~ In this issue

Dear Friends,
We have many great plans for the upcoming months, as we leap into spring.  We are in the planning stages for events during National Park Week in mid-April and an all-new Run with the Ranger event on April 29 th.  We are continuing to schedule elementary school groups in support of Every Kid in a Park initiative.  Thank you to Friends of Canaveral for partnering with us on a National Park Foundation grant application.  We were successful in obtaining $9000.00 to assist with environmental education programs and pay for school busses for deserving students. 

We are always looking for volunteers and if your New Year's resolution was to give back and make a difference, please contact Michell (386) 428-3384 or Ashley (321) 403-9334.  And if you like this newsletter and you think that Friends of Canaveral is how you'd like to give back, consider pursuing a board position or helping out on one of our planning committees.  The National Parks belong to all of us and your time as a VIP (Volunteer-In-Parks) or Friend of Canaveral is needed and appreciated.

See you at the beach!
Laura Henning

          LORA MOSES

Friends of Canaveral are sad to announce the death of Lora Moses on January 27. Lora and her husband Claude were early members of the Friends of Canaveral. She was a past president of FOC and remained an active member until her death. Mrs. Moses helped make the restoration of historic Eldora House a reality at Canaveral National Seashore.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at  11 a.m. on Friday, February 3, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1650 Live Oak Street in New Smyrna Beach.
February 3
Walking the Warck with MDC
February 10
Understanding the Beach with David Griffis
February 17
Protecting Sea Turtle Nests with NSB Turtle Trackers
February 24
Coastal Dunes & Woodlands with Charles "Bud" Doyle`

DOWNLOAD Schedule thru May 2017

"Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary"
February 24, 2017 4-7pm (Free)

Atlantic Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
(386) 427-6975

4pm  - Meet the authors at a reading and book signing, featuring ACA Trustee Patricia Appleton, Dr. James Murphy, Clay Henderson and Amy Galpin.

"Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary" examines the accomplishments of this charismatic woman and assesses her contributions to Florida's cultural life and to the preservation of its natural environment.  It contains a chronology of Leeper's artistic career with photos of her work and a full exhibit list; a narrative history of her environmental work, including accounts of the political battles she waged to achieve the national park designation for Canaveral Seashores and to establish Atlantic Center for the Arts, an internationally-recognized artist residency; and interviews with friends and colleagues who worked with Leeper-and sometimes against her-to achieve these goals. Additional materials include personal letters from Doc and critical essays written about her work. Published by the Florida Historical Society.

The book will be available for purchase at ACA on the 24th, and after that at Arts on Douglas.

February is Black History Month
Civil Rights in America
The Birth of the Civil Rights Movement - 1941-1954

To live freely and participate in society is a right many take for granted. Achieving and maintaining those civil rights have been a struggle for different groups throughout U.S. history. Civil rights mean more than the protests of the 1950s and 1960s and reach beyond racial and ethnic groups. Today, the struggle has gone from an issue of racial equality to equality for all and new voices are engaging in the discussion, helping to define who we are as a people and a nation.

APRIL 18, 2017
Keep the Date

We will be holding our annual meeting on April 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Utilities Commission Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. 

We will be providing details on the speaker, etc., at a later date.
Canaveral National Seashore
(click to download event details)  

aPOLLO - Wednesday 15TH - 11:00 AM - "BROWN BAG LUNCH PRESENTATION"  Please join us on the third Wednesday of each month for a special presentation by a carefully selected speaker regarding conservation and environmental issues.  Please bring a bag lunch to enjoy with the speaker after the program.  This month's program will be presented by Maia McGuire concerning microplastic..  Programs will be held at the Apollo Visitor Center outdoor pavilion, weather permitting, or inside the auditorium if there is inclement weather.  (1 hour)

Neptune Memorial Reef

Located 3.25 miles east of Key biscane in Miami Florida. It is the largest man-made reef ever conceived.

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New Smyrna Beach, FL ~ 386.424.6931