An edition of: WaterAtlas.orgPresented By: USF Water Institute

Water-Related News

Save the Date! 13th Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival on Nov. 17th

News Image

What:  The Thirteenth Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival
When:  Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd./SR 776, 2.5 miles west of US 41 in Port Charlotte, Florida

Thanks to sponsors, admission and parking are free and tote bags will be given as a gift while supplies last.

Enjoy the day exploring and learning about the natural environment of southwest Florida. The festival will once again be filled with activities and exhibits for people of all ages to enjoy, including more than 50 nature exhibits, the Mote mobile exhibit touch tank and guided walks. (Charlotte County will hold a trail run prior to the festival.) The children's Discovery Zone will be packed with games and activities, including a fossil dig. Children will also learn about fish and fishing and then receive a free fishing pole (one/child) while supplies last. Information on sustainable products will be provided this year. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.

The festival is organized and supported by a dedicated group of volunteers representing a diverse group of organizations, associations, businesses and agencies. It has remained free to the public due to the generous support of sponsors and proceeds from a raffle held at the festival.

Additional Contact Information

Maran Hilgendorf

Communications Manager,, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program

326 West Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL - 33950

(941) 575-3374