CHNEP OFFICES CLOSED AND EVENTS POSTPONED

In the interest of the health of our volunteers, staff, and community, CHNEP offices are closed starting Tuesday March 17th and CHNEP public events have been postponed until further notice.

CHNEP staff will be working remotely to continue to protect water and wildlife in Central and Southwest Florida, with upcoming CHNEP Management Meetings (Technical and Citizens Advisory Committees as well as Management and Policy Committees) being webcasted and set up for virtual participation.

Please keep visiting this website for information, including when public events will be rescheduled to and how you can help protect our water and wildlife. We wish safety and good health for you and your family.

A partnership of citizens, elected officials, and resource managers 

working together to protect and restore water and wildlife habitat in Central and Southwest Florida since 1995.

The CHNEP encompasses several Estuary Watersheds

  • Dona & Roberts Bays

 

  • Lemon Bay

 

  • Charlotte Harbor (including Myakka & Peace River basins) 

  • Pine Island Sound (including the Caloosahatchee River basin)

  • Estero Bay

Estuary

Where rivers meet the sea

 

Watershed

Land area that drains to a waterbody

CHNEP Water Atlas

Click here to learn more about your water

 

CHNEP PROJECTS

Improving Water Quality

Restoring

Hydrology

Protecting Fish, Wildlife & Habitat

Educating & Engaging the

Public

490

Volunteer trained Citizen Scientists 

850

Grants awarded to help implement a variety of projects and programs 

1,776

Volunteer hours donated since 2017

5,416

Square miles contained within our boundaries

Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership, 326 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4417, chnep@chnep.org