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Learn and have fun at the Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival Nov. 23rd!

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When:  Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Charlotte County Sports Complex, 2300 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte (SR 776, 2.5 miles west of US 41)

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Come join us to explore and learn about the natural environment of southwest Florida.

Thanks to sponsors, admission and parking are free and festival tote bags and magnets will be given as gifts (1 per car while supplies last). The festival is organized and supported by a dedicated group of volunteers. It has remained free due to the generous support of sponsors and proceeds from a raffle held at the festival.

So much to do!

  • Activities with more than 50 nature exhibits and local artists for people of all ages.
  • WaterVentures Florida’s Learning Lab.
  • Mote Marine Laboratory mobile exhibit.
  • Children’s Discovery Zone packed with games and activities, including a fossil dig.
  • While supplies last, children 4 to 14 who pass an on-site fish and fishing course will then receive a free fishing pole!
  • Guided walks and wagon rides.
  • Native plant sale.
  • Raffle and so much more.
  • Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.

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• Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program • Charlotte County Community Services • Mosaic • Charlotte SUN • CF Industries • Tents & Events • WGCU Public Media • Fish Florida • Lemon Bay Conservancy • Mote Marine Laboratory • Janicki Environmental • Coastal Wildlife Club • Peace River Audubon Society • Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte Association of Realtors • Linda Soderquist • Charlotte County Utilities • Friends of Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves • Chemwise Nutrients • Sierra Club Charlotte Harbor Chapter • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9-2 (and many more)