Join CHNEP at September retreat

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To the Editor:

Thanks to everyone who has already registered to attend the CHNEP Retreat. The form has been changed so that we can learn what you are most proud that CHNEP has accomplished whether or not you are able to attend on Sept. 11. Would you please take 2-3 minutes and respond by following the link www.EventBrite.com. (Once at site, search for CHNEP but change the location to Florida.) Thanks.

The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) invites you to participate in a retreat to help plan the future of the program. Would you please register and complete the one question survey: www.EventBrite.com. (Once at site, search for CHNEP but change the location to Florida.)

The retreat will be an opportunity to discuss how to implement the Program’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, qualities required of the next director and changes that should be made to the current plan. 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.

We invite everyone with an interest in driving actions that protect the natural environment of southwest Florida to join us. Please invite others you think may have an interest in participating.

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

Many thanks,

Maran Hilgendorf

Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program