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Save the date for 2016 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival

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The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program invites you to help celebrate the splendor of the natural environment of Southwest Florida by sponsoring, exhibiting, volunteering and promoting the 17th annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival.

The festival is firmly established as an annual community event that will continue to grow and enrich the lives of our citizens. We have scheduled the next annual festival for Saturday, November 19, 2016. It will again be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Charlotte County Sports Complex located at 2300 El Jobean Rd/SR 776 in Port Charlotte. (There is no rain date.)

We look forward to seeing you Nov. 19 but there's no need to register to attend as a visitor unless you wish to receive updates. Register for updates on EventBrite.com.

The Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival is a regional family-friendly celebration where people can learn about topics affecting the natural environment of southwest Florida. This is accomplished through a wide variety of activities for both adults and children, which include guided walks in Tippecanoe Environmental Park, hands-on activities, exhibits and vendors, music, a Children's Discovery Zone and more. A committee of volunteers, who represent a diverse group of organizations, is dedicated to making this Festival exciting and informative. Admission and parking are both free. To learn more, watch the short videos of past festivals that the CHNEP has posted on YouTube:

We hope that you will participate as a sponsor, exhibitor, volunteer or promoter of the 17th annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival, making it bigger and better than ever. Thank you for considering these requests.

For information about sponsorships or exhibit spaces, please visit the link below.

Additional Contact Information

Maran Hilgendorf

Communications Manager,, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program

326 West Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL - 33950

(941) 575-3374