Courtesy Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and the Charlotte County Natural Resource Department will be conducting the following free guided walks and programs in April 2018

Unless noted, all walks begin at 9:00 AM.  For directions or further information, call Cedar Point Environmental Park at 941-475-0769


Tuesday April 3: Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through the 81-acre Bill Coy/Buck Creek Preserve in Englewood. The scrubby flatwoods and mangrove swamp border Buck Creek, which flows into Lemon Bay.  Meet in the parking lot.

Tuesday April 10:  Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through the old growth pine flatwoods and mangrove fringe of 125-acre Oyster Creek/Ann Dever Regional Park in Englewood. Meet at the San Casa entrance.

Tuesday April 17:  Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through 308-acre Tippecanoe Environmental Park.  This Charlotte County park includes habitats such as scrub, pine flatwoods, marsh and wetlands.  Meet behind the Charlotte County Sports Park

Wednesday April 18: Join John Phillips on a guided walk through Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park, a 487-acre Charlotte County property of mature pines, dry prairie, marsh wetlands and freshwater ponds.  Its location adjourning state lands make it an important wildlife corridor. Meet at the parking lot on US 41 at 8:30 am.


Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC) will be once again conducting week-long summer camps at both Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood, and at Alligator Creek site, 1941 Bunt Store Road, Punta Gorda.  The camps will be from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday.  The cost for each camp is $150 for non-CHEC members, $135 for CHEC members. Pre/post care will be available for additional cost. Camp themes and dates are:


Cedar Point Environmental Park (ages 8 – 13)

“Learn to Salt-water Fish”                  June 11 – 15, 2018

“Learn to Salt-water Fish”                  June 18 – 22, 2018


Alligator Creek site (ages 6 – 12)

“Nature Quest”                                   June 4 – 8, 2018

“Be a Scientist”                                   June 11 – 15, 2018

“Full STEAM Ahead”                         June 18 – 22, 2018


For further information, call Cedar Point Park at 941-475-0769 or Alligator Creek site at 941-575-5435, or visit