Courtesy Bobbi Rodgers, Resource Manager, Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and the Charlotte County Natural Resource Department will be conducting the following free programs in April 2019.  All programs can be found at ChecFlorida.org

Unless noted, all walks begin at 9:00 AM.  For directions or further information, call Cedar Point Environmental Park at 941-475-0769  

Wednesday April 3: Join Carolyn Gregsak on a guided walk through the old growth pine flatwoods and mangrove fringe of 125-acre Oyster Creek/Ann Dever Regional Park in Englewood. Meet at the San Casa entrance.

Saturday April 6: Come help clean up your community at the Annual Great American Cleanup at Cedar Point Environmental Park in Englewood from 9:00 am to noon.  Trash bags, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided.  And remember, do your part every day by picking up trash that you see, not just during special clean ups. Call 941-475-0769 to register.

Wednesday April 10: Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through the old growth pine flatwoods and mangrove fringe of 125-acre Oyster Creek/Ann Dever Regional Park in Englewood. Meet at the San Casa entrance.

Wednesday April 24: Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through 308-acre Tippecanoe Environmental Park.  This Charlotte County park includes habitats such as scrub, pine flatwoods, marsh and wetlands.  Meet behind the Charlotte County Sports Park.

Sunday April 28: Join CHEC for a fabulous family day at the Englewood Earth Day Festival at Buchan Airport Community Park! Plenty to learn, look at, enjoy, and lots of Earth friendly crafts, food, live music, and more! So, come and join us; bring the kids, neighbors and all your friends! The event is FREE.

UPCOMING

 June 10 – 14 or

June 17 - 21 or

June 24 - 28

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center will be once again conducting week-long summer Fishing Camps for children ages 8 to 13 at Cedar Point Environmental Park.  The camps will be from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday.  The cost for each camp is $150 for non-CHEC members, $135 for CHEC members. Pre/post care will be available for additional cost.

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It’s time again for Charlotte County’s Great American Clean Up! Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to participate in this annual event scheduled for Saturday April 6 from 9:00 am to noon.  We will meet at Cedar Point Environmental Park in Englewood and clean up local parks which may include Cedar Point Environmental Park, Oyster Creek Environmental Park and/or Buck Creek Preserve. 

This is our country’s largest community improvement event and engages 4 million volunteers in 20,000 communities nationwide. Come help clean up your community.  Trash bags, refreshments and T-shirts (to first 20 who register) will be provided.  Just bring a commitment to help.  And remember, do your part every day by picking up trash that you see, not just during special clean ups.

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving the Charlotte Harbor area with environmental education, recreation, research and preservation land management. This Great American Clean-up is sponsored by Keep Charlotte Beautiful and the clean-up locations are a part of the Charlotte County Parks and Natural Resources Department.  For additional information and/or to register for the clean-up, please phone (941) 475-0769.