Join CHNEP March 28–30 at its seventh
Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit: Showcasing Our Accomplishments.
The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) is a partnership to protect and restore water resources of Florida from Venice to Bonita Springs to Winter Haven. Thanks to the Planning Committee, the 2017 Summit will be an opportunity to share the latest research findings and to network. Sessions include:
Approximately 20 projects will be featured each day in either a 20-minute presentation, a lightning presentation of 5 or 10 minutes or in a poster. The agenda and additional details will be emailed to all who register and will be available at www.CHNEP.org/Summits.html once they are confirmed.
You are welcome to participate in this free program in any way you have the time and interest.
No matter how you wish to participate, please register by Monday, March 20 on this page.
We ask that everyone register no matter how they wish to participate: only wish to receive updates, attend remotely via WebEx, attend a portion or attend all three days as a speaker or guest. The 2017 Summit will again be free to attend but lunch will only be available for purchase ($15) to those who pre-pay by March 20 through this registration page. (Food can't be brought into the Event Center.) You may participate even if you aren't able to register by March 20 but it'll help greatly with logistics if the majority who attend do register by this date. Registration tips: Select all the "tickets" for the items you wish ot "order." If you change your mind, please follow the guidance on the email you've received to modify your registration yourself.
The CHNEP is able to hold this event in part because of the generosity of sponsors. Thanks to sponsor support pledged as of Jan. 17, 2017:
• Mote Marine Laboratory ($2,000) • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gulf of Mexico Program ($2,000)
• Mosaic ($1,000) • Southwest Florida Water Management District ($1,000) • Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ($500) • Friends of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Inc. ($500+fiscal host)
Additional sponsor support is provided by:
• Florida Gulf Coast University College of Arts and Sciences ($250) • FGCU U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering ($250) • Science and Environmental Council of Southwest Florida ($250) • Linda Elligott ($120) • Estero Bay Buddies ($100)
The CHNEP financial partners who support the overall work of the program, since October 2016, include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, the counties of Polk, Sarasota, Manatee, Lee and Charlotte, and the cities of Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, North Port, Venice and Winter Haven.
This registration page is able to accept lunch payments, sponsor and donation support. These funds will be received by the Friends of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization. (www.CHNEPfriends.org, PO Box 511422, Punta Gorda FL 33951) Donors who provide $100 or more are acknowledged as sponsors. If you are able to help as a sponsor and have questions, contact Maran Hilgendorf (email@example.com).
The agenda and PDF files of presentations and posters from the summits in 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 are posted at www.CHNEP.org/summits.html. Videos (PDF with audio) of presentations given in 2014 are posted on YouTube and linked from the program website.
We look forward to your participation in the CHNEP Charlotte Harbor Watershed Summit. Please invite others you think may have an interest to join us.
Photo provided by Ross Gallagher of Mote staff tagging tarpon for research.
The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program is a partnership to protect the natural environment of southwest Florida from Venice to Bonita Springs to Winter Haven. The Friends of Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the work of the CHNEP by serving as a fiscal host of some of its events and projects.
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