Tuesday, June 29, 2010
City must partner with UF and NPS for 450th and 500th
We need a St. Augustine National Historical Park and Seashore, not tacky tourist traps on St. George Street.
A strong presence by the University of FLorida and the National Park Service are needed.
UF and NPS can help us a achieve a National Park and Seashore that will preserve and protect our unique history, culture and environment, bring in higher-spending environmental and historic tourists, provide good jobs at good wages, and make for an internationally acclaimed celebration of Florida's 500th anniversary (2013), St. Augustine's 450th anniversary (2015), the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights act and demonstrations here (2014) and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (2016).
Yes we can!