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April CHNEP Volunteer event to focus on horseshoe crabs

April’s Volunteer Event: "All About Horseshoe Crabs"

The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) is working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch program to collect information on breeding and monitor populations in our state. Join us to learn about this amazing creature and help with the statewide tracking of them at the April CHNEP Volunteer event:

Saturday, April 28th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cedar Point Environmental Center
2300 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL 34224

As part of the Horseshoe Crab Watch, we will be learning about horseshoe crabs, their importance to the marine environment, and even to human health. We will then conduct a site survey to document breeding pairs and juveniles present. Volunteers who are trained and interested can continue to participate in surveying during the Spring (March-April) and Fall (September-October) months.

If you plan to join us, please RSVP. If you are not currently signed up as a CHNEP Volunteer and wish to participate in this event or future events, then please go to to do so ahead of time. For more information, please contact CHNEP Research & Outreach Specialist Sierra Strickland

Additional Contact Information

Sierra Strickland

Research & Outreach Specialist, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program

326 West Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL - 33950