Policy and Legislation

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    FNPS field trip for legislators - we protect what we know and value.
  • Protect species that make Florida Florida (tarflower in flatwoods).
  • Accepting a Native Plant Month declaration. Action by local governments.
  • Support protection of rare plants on public and private lands.
  • FNPS model native landscape ordinance. Helping local governments.
  • Monarch butterflies need native milkweeds. Florida milkweeds need protection.
  • FNPS reviewed proposed surplus land sales - quality lands retained
  • Rare species on roadsides can be conserved with good mowing practices.
  • 70% of Floridians voted for Florida Forever funding (Miami Herald photo)

FNPS interacts with governments across the state to promote policies that support Florida's native plant heritage:
  • tracking the legislative session
  • lobbying for legislation supporting of Florida's native plants and native plant communities
  • supporting member interactions with state and local politicians
  • development of appropriate legislation
  • interacting with local government officials
  • tracking state, regional and local policy development that will affect native plants and native plant communities
  • participation on the Florida Department of Consumer Services committee on endandered plants
  • seeking equal protection for plants under the Federal Endangered Species Act
  • managing and action alert list focusing on regional and state level concerns that need immediate action to protect native plants and their habitats

There are no current EcoAlerts

Recent Policy and Legislation Activities

FNPS submits comments on updated management plan for the Crystal River Preserve State Park


The Florida Native Plant Society reviewed a proposed update of the Crystal River Preserve State Park Unit Management Plan and submitted the following letter for consideration by to the Acquisition and Restoration Council.   While the update acknowledged sea level rise as a factor in the long-term…


Florida Forever Funding Successful


No action required this time!  Just take a moment to enjoy the successful effort to provide much needed funding to the Florida Forever Program. Click here to read our letter to Senators Negron and Bradley Senator Rob Bradley stood against House Bill 7063, which would have rewritten how future Florida…