PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2015) - The public is invited to attend a meet and greet with acclaimed wilderness photographer Clyde Butcher, Saturday, Nov. 7 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center in Punta Gorda, Fla. (10941 Burnt Store Rd.). Recognized as a conservationist for bringing issues to the forefront of people’s minds through his beautiful, bold and dramatic black and white
images, Butcher will sign his latest book during a black and white themed event that includes appetizers and beverages. Suggested donations are $10 per person.


View the Preserving Eden Exhibit, Nov. 2, 2015 – Jan. 15, 2016
Between Nov. 2, 2015 and Jan. 15, 2016, visitors to the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center can view the dramatic imagery of the famed photographer in the Charles E. Caniff Visitors Center Monday - Sunday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. This traveling exhibit celebrates Florida’s wilderness and it will be the first time it will be on display in Charlotte County. Suggested donations are $5 and proceeds will benefit children’s environmental education offered through CHEC. 

Sponsored by Osborne Levell Wealth Management and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, Preserving Eden includes 36 darkroom developed, black and white photographs in varying sizes, animated presentations and a 12-minute documentary featuring Clyde Butcher and his wife Niki Butcher, also an acclaimed photographer.

For additional information about the meet and greet with Clyde Butcher on Nov. 7 or the Preserving Eden exhibit at the Caniff Center, visit CHECFlorida.org or call (941) 575-5435.

About the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Inc., is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation providing environmental education, recreation, environmental research, and conservation lands management services to the citizens and visitors of the greater Charlotte Harbor area since 1987. CHEC headquarters are located at Alligator Creek in Punta Gorda (10941 Burnt Store Rd.) with a second facility at Cedar Point in Englewood (2300 Placida Rd.). To learn more, call 941- 575-5435 or visit www.checflorida.org.

Contact: Thomas Hecker, CEO Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center Inc.
Tel: office~941-575-5435, cell~238-682-0674 or email ~ thomas@checflorida.org