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Get Involved

Become a
"Friends of CHEC" Member

We've recently updated our Friends of CHEC membership benefits to better align with our goals. The newest information is coming soon! Choose one of our tiered membership categories and help us continue to support our mission to provide environmental education and recreational opportunities to residents and visitors of all ages.  For complete information on the membership levels and benefits for each, click the button below.  Please call 941-575-5435 with any questions.

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Help Us Beautify
Our New
Butterfly Garden
& Sanctuary!

Help us continue to maintain and and populate our new butterfly garden and sanctuary by purchasing either a garden stepping stone (hand-poured and decorated here at CHEC!) or a small engraved plaque that will be displayed inside. Thanks for your support!

Rent Our Spaces!

Support CHEC by renting the screen pavilion at our Punta Gorda location.  Click the button below to download a reservation form which includes the "Screen Pavilion Use Rules". Send in the completed form with your payment and we'll send you a confirmation email when scheduled.

You may also rent our Administrative Building conference room.  Click below to download a reservation form, which includes the room's "use" rules. Send in the completed form with your payment and we'll send you a confirmation email when scheduled.  

One of our Reptiles!

We love our small animals and we hope you will, too!  Just like their humans, our animals require a steady supply of food and a clean and inviting environment in which to thrive.  You can help them grow and prosper through "adoption".  A lovely way to give to yourself and to others!

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Give a Gift

If you would prefer to make a donation or gift to CHEC, we'd be delighted!  Suggested donation levels are $250.00, $500.00, $1,000.00, and $2,500.00, but we encourage donations in any amount.

We also accept donations of land, real estate and vehicles with clear proof of ownership, in very good condition.

 All donations are greatly appreciated.

You may wish to consider the financial benefits of making a bequest through your estate or trust, to the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Inc.


Please consult with an estate planning professional, tax advisor or attorney.

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Business Partners

As anyone who frequents CHEC will tell you, If you've never had the pleasure of visiting us, you've missed out.  Adults and children alike are always welcome to walk the trails and enjoy the simple pleasures of the outdoors. Sharing space with nature is such a worthwhile balancing act. Awareness and respect are all that is required for the awesome privilege of witnessing the flora and fauna as they naturally go about their daily rituals of simply living.

As with any lovely nature park, CHEC is an oasis in the city, and our hope is that we can keep it that way for many years to come.


Corporate sponsorship is a great way to help CHEC do this, and continue its mission -  to provide environmental education, recreation, research, and conservation lands management services to the citizens and visitors of the greater Charlotte Harbor area, as we have been, for over thirty three years.

  • Premier Platinum: $10,000+

  • Platinum: $5,000 - $9,999

  • Gold: $3,000 - $4,999

  • Silver: $2,000 - $2,999

  • Bronze: $500 - $1,000

Enjoy various benefits such as:

  • Recognition on CHEC's "Supporters" web page

  • Emailed copy of CHEC newsletters

  • Emailed program and activity updates

  • Listed as a Business Sponsor at CHEC events

  • Volunteer opportunities for your employees - CHEC can arrange and schedule group volunteer activities to help build team work

  • CHEC space availability - opportunities for your business to hold an employee retreat or leadership workshop inside or outside at either CHEC location

  • A guided hike, seagrass wading adventure, or outreach presentation for your employees

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