Welcome to CHEC

We are a local environmental non-profit established in 1987, with an engaged board of directors and volunteers. We promote environmental conservation, protection and the preservation of our natural areas for today and future generations. Our focus is in the greater Charlotte Harbor and Lemon Bay region. We share these responsibilities with our volunteers, the community and visitors.

Nature Preserved

Nature Preserved

This exhibit includes one of the finest collections of our natural habitat in Charlotte Harbor ever to be seen at one location and by one artist. Over 50 canvas' and prints on display from a life size Florida panther to microscopic vegetation spores. Mr. Susman captures his images through a variety of lenses and aerial photography using his sUAS. This collection took years of research and field work. Placards with historic and local information about his subjects are also on display. He photographs, processes, prints, stretches and frames all of his own work.

The exhibit is November 27th though March 30 at Alligator Creek location in Punta Gorda.

Protection Water Resources, Habitats and Wildlife

Boat trip

Our focus is to provide hands-on programming-on water and land. Our programs are designed for children and adults at all levels of knowledge. We offer wading sea-grass adventures, pontoon boat journeys, guided hikes and more. We seek to strengthen stewardship through environmental education and recreation activities.

Our locations

Caniff Center at Alligator Creek

Alligator Creek Location

Education center at Cedar Point

Cedar Point Location