Welcome to Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC)

Photograph of CEO Doris Button


*Nature Preserved Exhibit by David W. Sussman*

Nature Preserved Exhibit by David W.Sussman

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. Sussman 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 30th at our Alligator Creek location in Punta Gorda. Other dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Social Hour/Exhibit Lectures on Jan. 25th and February 8th from 5-7pm with a $10 recommended donation.

  • Closing Reception and Raffle Drawing will be Thursday, March 22nd at 5-7pm.

  • Reservations recommended, please call (941) 575-5435

*Hands Across the Harbor- Peace River Half Marathon Run, Ride, or Roll on Saturday, January 27, 2018

This community event with bicycle, skateboard, running and walking races is sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agencies to celebrate and encourage parnerships across the Harbor. Check out the Hands Across the Harbor website for more information and how to register: Click here for more information

*Special Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser with Music on March 10, 2018

This event is sponsored by the South Punta Gorda Heights Civic Association to benefit the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. Music will be by Michael Haymans. The event begins at 6pm with dinner served at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 each. You may conatct CHEC at 941-575-5435, or Rose at 941-457-2923 for tickets, or you may click on the link below, print out the form and mail it in with payment to CHEC. Take a look at summer Spaghetti Dinner Tickets.

Our locations

Caniff Center at Alligator Creek

Alligator Creek Location

Education center at Cedar Point

Cedar Point Location