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Register now for CHNEP Retreat on Friday, Sept. 11th

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The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) invites everyone with an interest in driving actions that protect the natural environment of southwest Florida to participate in a retreat to help plan the future of the program. Attendees are asked to please register online and complete a one-question survey:

The retreat will be an opportunity to discuss how to implement CHNEP's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, changes that should be made to the current plan, and to identify qualities required of the next CHNEP director. (Current director Lisa Beever will be retiring in October, 2016.) The Charlotte Harbor Events and Conference Center has been reserved for September 11, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. NOAA Certified Professional Facilitator Ann Weaver has agreed to assist.

By characterizing the direction that the Management Conference wants to take the CHNEP, a better consideration of CHNEP director candidates can take place, as well as overall staff workload commitments. The workshop result should be a characterization of CHNEP's existing roles (what makes us great?), all potential future roles (where could we go?), primary future roles (where will we go?), and what are the most practical ways to get there related to current and potential staff capacity.

CHNEP invites everyone with an interest in guiding its future activities to participate in the retreat, and to invite others who may have an interest in participating.

Thank you for helping to protect the natural environment of southwest Florida!