If local park management staff get their way, a day-time admission fee could be charged to use Earl Bowden Way, the sole connector road between Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach. The National Park Service today also announced plans to increase other park fees for Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS).
The park service is planning to implement the changes by 2017, but there is a public comment period through Jan. 2, 2015. To make your voice heard on the matter, email GUIS_superintendent@nps.gov or visit the GUIS Facebook page or the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) page: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=55396. Comments will also be accepted via regular mail to:
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Attn: Fee Program
1801 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
For more information read the Nov. 27 issue of Navarre Press.