Hours and Directions
Punta Gorda

Hours and Directions


........Our signature fundraiser, Harvest for the Harbor, will be held on Friday, November 1st from 6-10 pm at the Laishley Park Pavilions in Punta Gorda. Sponsorships and registration forms are available on our website. We hope to see you there! ................... Send your children to our Spooktacular Fall Break Nature Camp taking place on October 21 - 25, 2019 at CHEC Punta Gorda. See the Educational Programs page for more information!................ Wild Wednesday is back! Check our Educational Programs page for details........ We welcome all runners & walkers to our first annual Trek for CHEC event on Saturday, January 25th, 2020! See details on the Trek page.............CHEC at Cedar Point would like to thank Vino Loco Wine & Gourmet at 420 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood, for supplying the wine for our fundraising lectures. We're grateful!


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                            Click here for details!

WELCOME to The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Photograph of CEO Doris Button

Doris Button

As CEO of The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC), I invite you to participate in some of our hands-on educational experiences on water and land at our two locations, Alligator Creek Preserve in Punta Gorda and Cedar Point Park in Englewood. We have activities and programs for all ages.

Join us for hiking our trails at your leisure, guided hikes with one of our Naturalists, photography exhibits, a unique gift shop, movie programs with discussions, focused lectures by Florida Master Naturalists, scientists, and historians, public wading sea grass adventures in our estuaries, fishing clinics, nature camps for school children, and a native plant nursery.

We would enjoy meeting with you about becoming one of our valued volunteers or members, too! Members receive special “gifts” and benefits, along with knowing they are supporting field trips for school children and our other programs and services.


Our locations:

Caniff Visitor's Center at Alligator Creek

Alligator Creek Location

Visitor's Center at Cedar Point

Cedar Point Location