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News


Work to Restore Land Acquisition Funding

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Posted November 16, 2017

Under the leadership of Committee Chair Gene Kelly, the FNPS Policy Committee has worked for a decade to educate our members and explain the importance of restoring land acquisition funding for the Florida Forever program to historic levels of around $300 million a year.     Since 2007,…

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Emergency Sandhill Rescue Update

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Posted November 09, 2017

Thank you for your support of our Emergency Sandhill Rescue in Lake County!  We rescued more than 4,800 plants during the rescue that ended November 1, 2017.  The plants are currently hardening-off at the nursery of one of our amazing partners Green Isle Gardens who is also propagating seeds…

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Editor/Publisher Wanted

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Posted October 26, 2017

The Florida Native Plant Society seeks an independent contractor to develop and electronically publish the Sabal minor, our bi-monthly (six times a year) publication. Content for the newsletter will come from the contractor’s coordination with FNPS chapters, individual members, and the FNPS Board…

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Communications Team Member Wanted

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Posted November 09, 2017

Did you know that FNPS supports over 35 chapter  websites?  These sites are our chapter websites, and the FNPS WebTeam provides basic support (mostly instruction) to help our chapters with these websites. We recently lost a valued member of our team, and are seeking a volunteer who can help…

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Rain Forests and Waterfalls Tour Re-scheduled, May 6-11, 2018

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Posted October 05, 2017

Three days before we were set to depart, it became inevitable that Hurricane Irma was determined to make landfall in Florida……. Somewhere!   Safety was our primary concern.  The tour was cancelled and everyone received a full refund.  We are beginning anew and now taking applications…

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Call for Research Track Papers and Poster Presentations at the 2018 Conference

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Posted September 21, 2017

The Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference will be held at the Miccosukee Resort in Miami, Florida (500 S.W. 177th Avenue, Miami, FL 33194), May 17-20, 2018.  The Research Track of the Conference will include presented papers and a poster session on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19. …

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2018 Grants for Research, Conservation, and Ethnobotany

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Posted September 21, 2017

The Florida Native Plant Society maintains an Endowment Research Grant program for the purpose of funding research on native plants. These are small grants ($1500 or less), awarded for a 1-year period, and intended to support research that forwards the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society…

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Little Rain Lake Preserve and Bogey Creek Preserve

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Posted October 05, 2017

Florida Conservation Groups are acquiring more land!  The march toward more conservation land and corridors to connect it continues.  Susan Carr, PhD, our FNPS president elect acts as the Conservation Coordinator for the North Florida Land Trust, and she is proud of this new conservation acquisition.…

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Just Released by DEP -- State Buys 465 acres near Silver Springs

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Posted October 02, 2017

State of Florida Acquires 465 Acres to Protect Silver Springs and the Ocklawaha River   Acquisition will protect water quality, benefit water quantity and provide recreational opportunities   TALLAHASEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has finalized the purchase…

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Suncoast Becomes the First Chapter to Have a Mobile-friendly Website

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Posted September 18, 2017

Suncoast has became the first FNPS chapter to have a mobile & tablet friendly website.    Suncoast is using one of the modern themes available for the content management system that we use for our chapter websites.  If you chapter would like to be upgraded so that it can move to a…

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2017 Landscape Award Winners

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Posted September 18, 2017

Enjoy these brief views of the 2017 Landscape Award winners

Award of Honor

Award of Merit

Eco Action Alerts

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Posted October 24, 2017

Are you signed up for FNPS Eco Action Alerts?  

These alerts are designed to inform you of actions taking place in your area that may affect the Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration of native plants and their habitats.

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