FNPS Promotes

the Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration of the Native Plants and Native Plant Communities of Florida.

We provide scientifically sound information on native plants, their habitats, the wildlife that depends on them, and their management and culture

Images by Valerie Anderson, Shirley Denton and Cocoloba Chapter


Don and Joyce Gann Honored by Miami-Dade BCC

Posted February 20, 2019

Longtime Dade Chapter members and conservation advocates Joyce and Don Gann were awarded their own day: February 11th; which is now Don and Joyce Gann Day.
The story was picked up by the South Dade News Leader on February 14, 2019.

Silent Auction Items

Posted January 25, 2019

We need silent auction donations for the upcoming conference in May 2019. Please contact Jenny Welch for more information and to indicate what you or your chapter would like to donate.

Palmetto Award Nominations

Posted January 17, 2019

Help us honor our outstanding members and chapters for their service by nominating them for a Palmetto Award for their volunteer work! Awards will be given at our Annual Conference at the Plantation on Crystal River - May 16-19, 2019. TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION (deadline March 13, 2019): 1. Identify the…

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Founding Member Dick Workman

Posted January 10, 2019

It is with sadness that we have been informed that Dick Workman has passed away.  He was a founding member with a strong commitment to native plant research and education and was always ready to support the Society and his chapter with his time and sage advice.  Dick was president of FNPS 1983-1984.

The photo shows Dick teaching the art of palmetto weaving at the 2013 conference in Jacksonville.

FNPS 2019 Endowment Grant Research Awards, Conservation Grant Awards and the Dan Austin Award for Ethnobotany

Posted October 10, 2018

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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Public Garden Grant for Charlotte and Sarasota Counties - Mangrove Chapter

Posted December 10, 2018

The Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has made available $250 per Grant application “to create a public wildlife garden; to rehabilitate or enhance an existing garden; to replace invasive, exotic species with Florida native plants; to enhance a clubhouse, business, or non-profit…

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Latest from the Blog

What's up with land conservation in Florida and how does FNPS fit? Dr. Susan Carr answers. - Audio

by Valerie Anderson, staff

Check out our first track Conservation and the Role of the Florida Native Plant Society by President Susan Carr, PhD. Susan delivers a podcast-worthy speech to make sure you understand what happened to Florida Forever, what land trusts do, exactly, and what we're doing about rare plant habitat loss. Susan spoke at the Tarflower chapter meeting last night. Listen here!

I am collecting plenty of audio from plant rescues, chapter meetings, and member interviews. SoundCloud is perfect for periodically releasing quality audio - followers can subscribe to our channel, receiving notifications of new tracks via email, the SoundCloud app, and/or the web interface. I'll also tweet (@fl_native_plant) when I drop a new track.

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