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estuaries days

Celebration Continues Through Nov. 22

 

Contact: Karen Bickford

Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves, Inc

(239) 246-4460

Kayak_events@gmail.com

Punta Gorda, FL, September 26, 2008 — In partnership with the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, the Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve is pleased to announce National Estuaries Days, a time to highlight the importance of estuaries. The official National Estuary Day is Saturday, September 27, but National Estuaries Days will be celebrated until November 22 with special events, guided walks, boat and paddling tours, wading trips and cleanups to learn about estuaries by experiencing them firsthand.

The Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves, Inc., (FCHAP) is a nonprofit Citizen Support Organization that assists the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the management of Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves and Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park through increasing public awareness by providing public education programs, resource-based activities, and special events in the community and on the Preserve.

The Friends are pleased to sponsor the following kayaking events for National Estuaries days in coordination with Mel at Gulf Coast Kayak and Capt. Marian Schneider at Grande Tours!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Event: National Estuaries Days Matlacha Pass Paddle

Meeting Place: Gulf Coast Kayak, Matlacha, FL

Fee: $15

Registration: 8:30am

Launch: 9:00am

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Event: National Estuaries Days Cape Haze Paddle

Meeting Place: Grande Tours, Placida, FL

Fee: $15

Registration: 8:30am

Launch: 9:00am

Space is limited so please contact Karen as soon as possible!

For more information, visit the following Web sites:

www.chnep.org/Events/NED/NED.htm

www.gulfcoastkayak.com/

www.grandetours.com/

www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/charlotte/info.htm

www.FloridaPaddlingTrails.com

 

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