CHNEP commissioned The Balmoral Group to conduct an economic valuation and fiscal impact analysis to demonstrate the tangible economic activity arising from its project plan. The results of this study provide a better understanding of the economic activity tied to restoration, conservation and management activities.
Yee-haw! The CHNEP hosted a Sustainable Fishing Clinic at the 6th Annual Arcadia Fall Rodeo this October. Over 75 Heartland youth participants learned the fundamentals of Knot-tying, Casting, Rules & Regulations, and Stewardship. Afterwards, each received a free ‘Fish Florida’ rod, reel, and tackle box. Many thanks to our volunteers, participants, and the Arcadia Rodeo.
On September 21st, CHNEP volunteers joined individuals around the world to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup. From the heartland to the coasts of almost every single continent, the impact of volunteers was absolutely enormous. Last year, more than one million #TeamOcean volunteers removed approximately 23 million pounds of trash from coastlines and waterways around the world in just one day. Thank you again to all those who participated and showed your support
To celebrate Embrace the Gulf 2020 and Great American Cleanup month, CHNEP held a trash pickup at Ponce de Leon park. We discussed the impact of single use plastics on our waterways. Limiting our use of these products and picking up trash before it enters our waters are small daily choices that make BIG impacts! Thanks to all our volunteers who joined us and to Keep Charlotte Beautiful for the cleanup supplies. Nearly 60 CHNEP volunteers spent a hot August morning cleaning up