The Friends are enthusiastic about the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve and State Park and we want you to come visit! We sponsor paddling and wading trips annually during the National Estuary Days celebration in partnership with the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP). The Friends also provide opportunities to take guided hikes and if you would like to explore on your own, please visit the Old Datsun Trail at 12301 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955.

Friends members and volunteers provide invaluable assistance and greatly benefit the Preserves through trail construction and maintenance, exotic plant removal, and Coastal Cleanups.



Upcoming Events:

Aquatic Preserve Eco-Tours
Register for Nature Boat Tours and Snorkeling Ecoventures-Many dates and times available

18th Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival (November 18, 2017)

45th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show (November 16-19, 2017)

17th Annual Charlotte County Boat Show (January 11-14, 2017)