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Blueway Trail Dedication at Perdido Key

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Date: November 9, 2012
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618

Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Dedication of Blueway Trail at Perdido Key


Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced today a dedication for a Blueway trail for canoes and kayaks at Perdido Key Area of the national seashore. A 2-hour ranger led paddle along the Blueway will follow the ribbon cutting on Saturday November 17. Participants should meet at 10:00 am at the canoe launch area immediately north of Rosamond Johnson Beach. Participants should also provide their own canoe or kayak for the 2-hour paddle. "Funding for the 5.5 -mile Blueway was provided by a grant from the National Park Foundation and includes a trail exhibit, signage and trail brochure," said Brown.

Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to visit the Seashore to join us for our dedication of the Blueway. For more information call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at (850) 934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis.Follow us on Twitter @gulfislandsnps to receive messages or "tweets" on park programs and information.

Did You Know?

Murray Dorty, an African-American Union Civil War re-enactor, stands at attention inside Fort Massachusetts.

The 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Native Guards trained on Ship Island and became the first black unit on April 9, 1863 on the Gulf Frontier. They met Confederate forces in battle during a raid on Pascagoula, MS.