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The Florida House and Senate have again proposed an annual budget that fails to provide adequate funding for the state’s land conservation programs. The Senate proposes to provide only $10 million for the Florida Forever land acquisition program while the House proposes $15.2 million. Neither…Read Full Story >>
FNPS is seeking a contractor for its social media, current a blog, Facebook, and Twitter. If you enjoy coordinating volunteers, writing about native plants, and maintaining social media sites, this may be for you. Follow this link for details.
The Florida Native Plant Society is now accepting donations for a new grant award in memory and recognition of Dan Austin and his work in ethnobotany. The “Dan Austin Award” will be given to a student studying Florida ethnobotany.
Each year that funds are available and there is a submission that meets the criteria for ethnobotany, FNPS will award a grant of up to $1,500 in honor of Dan Austin.
Please join us in building the reserve to offer this special award. If you, or your FNPS chapter would like to donate to the Dan Austin Award fund, please earmark your donation as “Dan Austin Conservation”.
The Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, May 18-22, 2016. The Research Track of the Conference will include presented papers and a poster session on Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21.
Researchers are invited to submit abstracts on research related to native plants and plant communities of Florida including preservation, conservation, and restoration. Presentations are planned to be 20 minutes in total length (15 min. presentation, 5 min. questions).
Abstracts of not more than 200 words should be submitted as a MS Word file by email to Paul A. Schmalzer email@example.com by February 1, 2016. Include title, affiliation, and address. Indicate whether you will be presenting a paper or poster.
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…Read Full Story >>
It is time to nominate our outstanding members and Chapters for their work during 2015. Please help identify those individuals or chapters that merit recognition by submitting nominations. Also, announce the Palmetto awards at your chapter meetings and include the award definitions in your February and March newsletters and encourage FNPS members to send in their nominations.
The Florida Legislature is in session. The Forida Conservation Coalition, of which FNPS is an affiliate, has put out a list of issues that FNPS members may want to review and act on them by contacting their legislators. You can expect recommendations for action from FNPS on items relevant…Read Full Story >>
W.I.S.E. provides continuing eduacation for Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS extension faculty and other advocates for promoting natie wildlife and the control of invasive species in Florida . They have extended an invitation to FNPS members to participate.
To learn more about the program and program schedule and register for individual programs, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-invasive-species-education-wise-tickets-19135567999.
If you have questions, you can contact Yvette.
|Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) under the loquat tree ().|
|Firebush (Hamelia patens)|
|Scarlet sage (Salvia coccinea)|
|Monarch on blue porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis).|
|Scarlet wasp moth on blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum).|
|Ground cover, Powderpuff (Mimosa strigillosa).|
|Our Florida (Mostly) Native Landscape|