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"Hands Across the Harbor" will benefit CHEC

5th Annual "Hands Across the Harbor" will be on January 26 at Bayshore Live Oak Park

Hands Across the Harbor is pleased to announce that proceeds from the 5th annual walk, run, bike event will be going to the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center.

Waste Management of Charlotte County is the title sponsor of the 5th annual Hands Across the Harbor, a grassroots community event with the goal of bringing together Charlotte County residents to celebrate the natural beauty of the harbor.

Proceeds from the Hands Across the Harbor event will support the youth education programs at Alligator Creek. For the past 20 years, over 2,000 students per year have participated in CHEC’s 4th Grade Field Studies programs and 2nd Grade Sea-grass Wading Adventures. Both programs have integrated classroom / field exercises that are state approved curriculum for FCAT testing.

“The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center is providing a vital service in our community by giving our children hands-on educational opportunities to learn about the environment. As education funding is reduced nationwide, we feel it is important to do our share to help support interactive learning programs such as this,” said Todd Peres, Waste Management District Manager.

On Saturday, January 26th, the 5th Annual Hands Across the Harbor will kick off from Bayshore Live Oak Park with fitness enthusiasts walking, running or biking over the bridge at the historic Charlotte Harbor and returning back to the park for breakfast and family friendly activities, awards, door prizes a chance to win a get-a-way package to the Royal Plaza, an official Downtown Disney Resort.