Canaveral National Seashore

Canaveral National Seashore

Preservation

Management

The staff of Canaveral National Seashore is committed to preserving this unique undeveloped seashore paradise for the enjoyment of this and future generations. They work closely with Federal, state, local and private partners to accomplish their mission, while maintaining open lines of communication with the community and their visitors.

Leave No Trace

Park rangers are an important part of ensuring that special places like Canaveral are here for future generations to enjoy, but rangers can't do it alone. Everyone has a role in protecting national parks and other special places.

Leave No Trace is a national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, bike, paddle, or fish. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.

The Leave No Trace philosophy is built on seven basic principles:

1. Plan ahead and prepare.
2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
3. Dispose of waste properly.
4. Leave what you find.
5. Minimize campfire impacts.
6. Respect wildlife.
7. Be considerate of other visitors.

Centennial Initiative 2016

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, America invites the world to discover the meaning of national parks to their lives and inspires people to both experience and become devoted to these special places.

On August 25, 2006, at the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced the National Park Centennial Initiative to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment. Since then the National Park Service asked citizens, park partners, experts and other stakeholders what they envisioned for a second century of national parks.

A nationwide series of more than 40 listening sessions produced more than 6,000 comments that helped to shape five centennial goals. The goals and vision were presented to President Bush and to the American people on May 31st in a report called "The Future of America's National Parks."

Every national park took their lead from this report and created local centennial strategies to describe their vision and desired accomplishments by 2016. This is just the first year, and there are many great things to come as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate 100 years!

To keep up with the Centennial Initiative and to experience the interactive version of The Future of America's National Parks and special features, please visit the centennial website at www.nps.gov/2016.