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News


The Ledger Covers Emergency Sandhill Rescue

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Posted October 10, 2017

The Florida Native Plant Society’s Emergency Sandhill Rescue received coverage in an article in The Ledger. Tom Palmer, an environmental writer for The Ledger, has assisted with several rescue days and wrote the article our work. To date, we have rescued more than 2,000 plants and have many more rescue…

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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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October is Florida Native Plant Month

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Posted September 28, 2017

Florida Native Plant Month 2017 is here!  Join FNPS as we celebrate the 3rd annual awareness campaign this October. Looking for more information?  Click here to check out our statewide calendar of events, find one near you! Would you like your organization to be a sponsor for Florida Native…

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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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Coccoloba Chapter Rescues Endangered Tillandsias

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Posted October 02, 2017

The Koreshan State Historic Site, located just north of Hurricane Irma’s peninsular Florida landfall, took quite a hit.  Many trees, covered in endangered Tillandsias (Air Plants) were toppled.  Thankfully, the nursery survived!  As soon as they could, volunteers from the Coccoloba Chapter…

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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