Media Availability for Pensacola Ferry Boat Arrival

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April 19, 2017
Gulf Islands Media Advisory

Release Date:  April 19, 2017

Contact:          Brent Everitt, Brent_Everitt@nps.gov, (850) 934-2612

Media Availability for Pensacola Ferry Boat Arrival

Gulf Breeze, Fla. - Gulf Islands National Seashore and the City of Pensacola will host a media availability event for the arrival of the ferry boats in Pensacola Bay this week.  Credential members of the media will have the opportunity to take escorted tours of the onboard the vessels.  Those interested, should RSVP to Guis_Press_Release@nps.gov.  This will be the only opportunity to tour the vessels prior to the start of service in 2018.

What: Arrival of the Pensacola Bay ferry boats & Media Availability

Who:
              National Park Service –  Brent Everitt, Public Affairs Specialist
                                                  Susan Teel, Chief of Resource Education
                                                  Dan Brown, Superintendent

              City of Pensacola -        Vernon Stewart, Public Information Officer
                                                  Keith Wilkins, Assistant City Administrator

Where: Plaza De Luna

When: Friday, April 21 – Time to be determined*

*Ferry boats are in transit to the bay now, the arrival date and time may change throughout the week.  Updates will be provided to organizations and individuals who RSVP.

About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/guis, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslands_NPS, and Instagram www.Instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice and Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice.

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Public Affairs
Gulf Islands National Seashore
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
850-934-2600 (HQ)
228-230-4100 (MS)