Upcoming CHNEP Volunteer Events


Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Workshop

Saturday, January 25th, 2020


CHNEP Volunteers are monitoring horseshoe crabs in Sarasota, Charlotte, and Collier County - we need your help to continue this exciting program!


Please join us for a training event to learn how you can work with biologists from FWC in collecting vital scientific data about horseshoe crab populations and nesting behavior.


We will learn how to conduct surveys, collect scientific information, and tag horseshoe crabs for a nation-wide mark recapture study.


WHAT: Horseshoe Crab Watch

WHEN: Saturday, January 25th, 9 - 12

WHERE: Punta Gorda City Hall, 326 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950



"Our Climate is Changing:

New Findings and Old"

Presentation by Nobel Laureate, Dr. Terry Root


Saturday, January 25th, 2020, 2pm

Please join local environmental organizations and Dr. Terry Root, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, for a fascinating presentation on our changing climate. Together, we will learn about global trends and how our individual choices can affect our environment. With extreme weather events and sea levels on the rise, now is the time to educate ourselves and take action.


WHAT: "Our Climate Is Changing:

New Findings and Old"

WHEN: Saturday, January 25th, 2pm

WHERE: Congregational United Church of Christ

1201 Aqui Esta Drive

Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Sponsored by the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Environment Indivisible, and Social Justice Ministries

Photo Credit Lisa Rogers


Cela Tega

"The Estero Bay is in trouble:

What citizens can do to help"

Saturday, January 25th, 2020, 8am-7:30pm










Cela Tega is the Calusa term for "a view from high ground." It is used here to symbolize an overview of SWFL's water quality issues.

We have long been aware of the problems of excess nutrients in our waters. The red tide and cyanobacteria blooms of 2018 brought the issue to the forefront of our collective minds. Our beaches were littered with dead sea life; our rivers were full of a blue-green algae bloom. 


The economic vitality of the region is based on a healthy environment for visitors and residents alike: the need to address these problems has never been more immediate. 


Attendees will hear from experts in science, policy, and civic engagement. Our goal is to help residents obtain the knowledge, information, and skills to be a positive influence in addressing these issues. CHNEP is sponsoring this event and will be presenting on our important work.


Registration is FREE and REQUIRED.


WHAT: Cela Tega

WHEN: Saturday, January 25th, 8am - 7:30pm

WHERE: Florida Gulf Coast University,

Cohen Center Ballroom, 11090 FGCU Boulevard North, Fort Myers, Florida 33965



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Please contact outreach@chnep.org

or call 941-575-3385 for more details


CHNEP Past Volunteer Events

Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership, 326 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4417, (941) 575-5090