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.
While trying to navigate Covid and still engage our wonderful volunteers, CHNEP staff pivoted to a mix of virtual and in-person, socially-distanced events. Recently, two events allowed numerous volunteers to participate in community science initiatives from their homes. The first was the Great Backyard Bird Count, which took place in February. Participants joined CHNEP for a Zoom presentation from all over southwest Florida! They learnt about the Count, the importance of comm