August 2016
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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Centennial Logo
August 2016 ~ In this issue
  nest 2016 Sea Turtle Nest Counts (7/31/16)
Loggerhead


APOLLO
PLAYALINDA
Loggerhead
1962 2908
Green Turtle
73
86
Leatherback
5
4

TOTAL: 5038
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CURRENTS
Dear Friends,
As we come to what we call the "Dog Days" of summer, we are doggedly working toward the actual 100th Birthday of your National Parks.  August 25th, what we call Founders Day will culminate a century of mission driven conservation of what now is over 400 sites within the National Park Service.  What a time to be a Friend of Canaveral!  Please accept my personal invitation to attend:

"Sunrise and Sunset on the First 100 Years!---Find Your Park-Find Your Heart".
August 25th-Fee Free Day

Join us to greet the sun on Playalinda beach in Canaveral National Seashore. The Playalinda district will open at 6:00 AM meet at Parking Area #1 to enjoy the sunrise on the next 100 years of the National Park Service. Refreshments and photo ops are on us! The sun rises at 6:58 AM.

Join us for a sunset celebration on Mosquito Lagoon in Apollo district of Canaveral National Seashore at the Apollo Visitor Center pavilion to mark the beginning of the next century of your National Park Service.  Seashore will remain open to allow maximum sunset enjoyment. Refreshments and oohs and aahs are our gift to you! The sun sets 
at 7:53 PM.   

See You at the Beach!
Laura Henning
Chief of Interpretation & Visitor Services


economy
Park Visitors  Economic Contribution
 to the Florida Economy

In 2015, park visitors spent an estimated $643 Million in local gateway regions while visiting NPS lands in Florida. These expenditures supported a total of 9.9 Thousand jobs, $343.1 Million in labor income, $560.1 Million in value added, and $934.9 Million in economic output in the Florida economy.

That's a lot of visitors and money to local economies as well. Here in Volusia and Brevard counties where the National Park Service oversees Canaveral National Seashore, just from May 2016 to the end of June, Playalinda in Titusville more than doubled visitors over Apollo in New Smyrna Beach,  49,524 to 22,187. Seminole Rest in Oak Hill had 350 visitors during this two month period.
 
Not surprising, weekends, particularly Sundays, drew the highest number of visitors. Playalinda saw 3,361 people pay their entry fees on May 1 while Apollo had 1,204 visitors. The same held true for each Sunday thereafter. Playalinda recorded the most visitors on a single day, May 30, for Memorial Day, with a head count of 4,137, compared to Apollo's 1,524.
 

ALLWAYSCANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE MENTIONED

As a result of the travel writers who visited from the United Kingdom back in April, we have received the final version of their New Smyrna Beach Area editorial feature that will be published in the International Travel Writers Alliance's Allways traveller in August. AllWays traveller combines a travel feature and a travel guide to a particular destination or travel pursuit and is unique through a genuine partnership publication by providing key supporting information. The feature will be emailed to AllWays travellers (subscribers) and other potential visitors to the destination before being archived on their website.
 
Ashley Gibbins and Ann Mealor are the individuals who visited our area and developed this amazing feature on New Smyrna Beach. 

 
turtleSea Turtle Nesting Season
May 1st - October 31st
threats
Threats to our Emerging Sea Turtles

Natural & Manmade:
Emerging from their sea turtle nest, these tiny babies face a host of life and death obstacles to their survival. Predators such as raccoons, crabs and ants raid eggs and hatchlings still in the nest. Once they emerge, hatchlings make bite-sized meals for birds, crabs and a host of predators in the ocean. Holes dug in the beach can cause them to become trapped and easy prey.

Lighting Issues:
 Lighting near the shore also can cause hatchlings to become disoriented and wander inland, where they often die of dehydration or predation. Hatchlings, scientists believe, have an innate instinct that leads them in the brightest direction, which is normally moonlight reflecting off of the ocean. Excess lighting from the nearshore buildings and streets draw hatchlings toward land, where they may be eaten, run over, or drown swimming pools. 



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Find a Friend in Fifty States... 
HELP US WITH
Our 2016 Centennial  Membership Challenge!
August 2016
New members = 47 -  States represented = 29

The Friends of Canaveral 2016 membership goal is to find a new friend in all fifty states.  Your support is crucial to our success.  Please forward this newsletter to anyone you know that might be interested in joining Friends of Canaveral...or you can always gift a membership!  All 2016 members will receive:
  • Friends of Canaveral Membership Card
  • 2016 Commemorative Centennial Pin
  • 15% discount at Canaveral National Seashore Gift Shop, New Smyrna Beach
  • Monthly electronic newsletter
  • Invitation to all fund raising events & annual members meeting
  • Invitation to the 'members only' turtle watch
  
You can join online at www.friendsofcanaveral.com or print out the membership form.  Thanks and we will see you at the Park!
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States where we have members
Arizona
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kentucky
Indiana
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maine
Minnesota
Michigan
North Dakota
Nebraska

New Hampshire
New York
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas

Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin


EVENTS
Canaveral National Seashore
THINGS TO DO


Thursday 25th - Fee Free Day, "Sunrise and Sunset on the First 100 Years!Find Your Park-Find Your Heart" Join us to greet the sun on Playalinda beach in Canaveral National Seashore. The Playalinda district will open at 6:00 am; meet at Parking Area #1 to enjoy the sunrise on the next 100 years of the National Park Service. Refreshments and photo ops are on us! Join us for a sunset celebration on Mosquito Lagoon in Apollo district of Canaveral National Seashore at the Apollo Visitor Center pavilion to mark the beginning of the next century of your National Park Service.  Seashore will remain open to allow maximum sunset enjoyment. Refreshments and oohs and aahs are our gift to you!

DID YOU KNOW?
Water takes around 1000 years 
to travel all the way around the whole globe
 
The oceans not only have waves, tides and surface currents - they also have a constantly moving system of deep-ocean circulation driven by temperature and salinity.
Known as the global ocean conveyor belt or thermohaline current (thermo = temperature, haline = salinity), this deep ocean current gets one of its "starts" in the polar region near Norway.
As sea ice forms, the water left behind becomes saltier and denser and begins to sink, making room for warmer and less dense incoming surface water, which in turn eventually becomes cold and salty enough to sink.
The cold dense water flows along the ocean bottom all the way from the northern hemisphere to the Southern Ocean where it merges with more cold dense water from Antarctica and is swept into the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Eventually it mixes with warmer water and rises to the surface before finding its way back to the Atlantic. It can take 1000 years to complete this cycle.
THANKYOUDIRECTORY2016 Paint Out
THANK YOU Directory
 
The 2016 Canaveral Seashore Paint Out would not be possible without our Patrons and Sponsors.  Our heartfelt thanks are offered to each, for their financial support and generous donations of goods and services.  The Paint Out Committee's first Patron & Sponsor mailing on June 24th has already resulted in the following support:
 
Sponsors
Platinum
Patrons
Platinum
Gold
  • Nancy Malmberg & John Peel
Silver
  Art Lover
  Paint Out Friend
  • Mary J. Malmberg
 Artists' Demonstration Sponsors
In-Kind Sponsors
  Media Sponsors
If you are interested in becoming a Patron or Sponsor, go to our web site http://friendsofcanaveral.com or contact Richard Tucker at 407-625-4775
 or his email richard.tucker@ucf.edu

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