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.
CHNEP Citizen Scientists gathered at Ponce de Leon Park in December to participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. With our boots on the ground and eyes towards the sky, we saw 33 species of birds and observed some neat behaviors. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is an annual inventory of birds in Northern Hemisphere - the data is used in scientific research and to make management decisions about bird species. Please visit https://www.audubon.org/conser…/science/christma
Many thanks to the exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, and festival-goers that made the 2019 CHNEP Nature Festival a smashing success! Over 1,000 nature lovers braved chilly temperatures November 16th to celebrate Central and Southwest Florida's unique natural environment. Attendees engaged with over 60 educational exhibitors to learn about our natural resources and become empowered to protect them. With live animals, fun games, interactive art, excellent music, and interesting
We're BATTY about conservation! In October 2019 CHNEP Volunteers built ten finely constructed bat houses to support the conservation of Southwest Florida’s bat species. A special thank you to Shari Blisset-Clark of the Florida Bat Conservancy and her assortment of bats for making this event possible! We enjoyed a fascinating presentation about various bat species and their roles in the ecosystem before meeting several Ambassador Bats. These individuals had been injured and we