The Friends have raised funds and public awareness to restore and maintain the historical buildings within the Park such as the Eldora State House, Shultz-Leeper House and Seminole Rest.  

For more than 20 years, the Friends of Canaveral have supported the National Park Service in its mission to preserve, protect and interpret the 57,000 acres of pristine shoreline, dunes and wilderness that are Canaveral National Seashore.

"Guardian" by Terry Mason

In 2010, celebrating the 35th anniversary of Canaveral National Seashore, Friends supported the Park‘s initiative to provide hands-on, interactive educational opportunities to students and visitors by sponsoring the 1st Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out. The 2011 - 2013 Paint Outs were a huge success, bringing additional artists, visitors and more awareness to our beautiful area, Please join us October 6 - 11, 2014, when Friends of Canaveral will host the 5th annual Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out!

The Paint Out and Run with the Rangers events continues the Friends legacy of fund raising to enhance the environmental education programs and to further the National Seashore‘s goal of teaching the value of conservation and stewardship to our youth.

See you at the park!