March Volunteer Events

 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.

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. 























Interested in becoming involved with a local volunteer Water Quality Sampling project?


Please join CHNEP and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a water quality monitoring presentation and demonstration.


The Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program is a region-wide, fixed station, monthly water quality monitoring program, and has been providing reliable water quality data for over 20 years. Volunteers are the CRITICAL component to the success of the monitoring program.


WHAT: Water Quality Monitoring Training

WHEN: TBD - Check back for reschedule date

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


We will meet at Punta Gorda City Hall (Chambers Room) at 10am for the presentation and then take a short walk over to Gilchrist Park (400 W. Retta Esplanade) for a fun, hands-on sampling demonstration.

       Please bring:

  • Water

  • Sunscreen

  • Appropriate apparel for water sampling (i.e., sunglasses, water resistant clothing, shows, hat, towel, etc.)


CHNEP is seeking Outreach Ambassadors to help us engage with the public at our interactive environmental education booth!


Chalo Nitka is more than your typical fair or festival, It's Wild! The festival is located at Chalo Nitka Park You're guaranteed to have a great time riding the midway rides, enjoying great local food, browsing traditional Seminole arts and crafts, and other live entertainment experiences. 


WHAT: Chalo Nitka Festival

WHEN: Saturday, March 7th, 10am - 5pm (Morning and Afternoon Shifts available)

WHERE: 301 10th Street, Moore Haven, FL 33471

HOW: Please email



CHNEP is seeking Outreach Ambassadors to help us engage with the public at our interactive environmental education booth!

Calusa Palooza 2020 will be an event you won't want to miss!

Come enjoy a full day of family-fun activities at Centennial Park in Downtown Fort Myers including food trucks and beer, capped off by a double header rock concert!

WHAT: Calusa Palooza


WHERE: Centennial Park, 2000 W 1st Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 


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CHNEP Past Volunteer Events

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