Upcoming Events

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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.

Now taking application for Youth Summer Camps

Enroll your child in a week long learning adventure!

Explore Cuba with CHEC

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and Thomas Hecker offer you an opportunity to explore Cuba this June 4th - 13th, 2015. Review the details on this great opportunity of exploration.

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