Chapters

FNPS Chapters: the Heart of our Society

It is through our chapters that we provide most of our opportunities to participate in preserving Florida's native flora, opportunities to learn about our natural heritage and teach others, and the values inherent in interacting with others who have similar interests.

Members of our 37 FNPS chapters include beginners and experts alike, but are all united in their interest in learning about and preserving Florida's native plants. Each chapter is unique and offers a local flavor, but most of them:

  • Hold monthly meetings with informative presentations and programs. Guests are always welcome.
  • Run educational field trips to interesting areas.
  • Participate in local events as part of their outreach.
  • Work on projects to preserve native plants or habitats.

Click on the icons in the map below to find the chapter nearest you and get information on its schedule and meeting location.

FNPS Chapters

Citrus

Citrus, Southern Levy , Western Sumter Counties

Phone: 352-212-2390

Email: citrusNPS@gmail.com

Website: http://citrus.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Beverly Hills Lions Club

Subject to change. Call 352-746-4431 to confirm meeting date and location.

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Coccoloba

Lee County (Fort Myers)

Phone: 239-671-6993

Email: john@nolawn.com

Website: http://www.fnpscoccoloba.org/

Meeting Schedule: 2nd Thursday of each month between September and April 6:30 pm social gathering, 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905

Please see the chapter web site for meeting times and locations.

Cocoplum

Martin County

Phone: 772-214-6001

Email: flobethchat@gmail.com

Website: http://cocoplum.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday monthly October through May at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Environmental Studies Center 2900 Indian River Drive, just south of Ocean Breeze Park, in Jensen Beach, FL. 34957-4934

Join us as we bring our appreciation of Florida's native plants and native plant communities to the attention of our neighbors.

Conradina

Southern  Brevard County.

Phone: 321-729-6857

Email: sharon@maplestreetnatives.com

Website: http://conradina.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Second Monday of the month. All Chapter meetings are held from 6:00 - 8:00pm. No meetings are held in June, July, or August.

Meeting Place: Melbourne Library. 540 E Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

The Melbourne Library is on Fee Avenue in downtown Melbourne near HealthFirst Hospital and Wells Park.

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Coontie

Broward County

Phone: 954-661-6289

Email: Richard@Brownscombe.net

Website: http://coontie.org/

Meeting Schedule: Second Wednesdays 7pm (except July & August)

Meeting Place: Secret Wood Nature Center, 2701 W. State Rd. 84 Dania Beach, FL 33312

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Council of Chapters

Phone:

Website: http://council.fnpschapters.org

The council of chapter representatives meets periodically at various locations.  Check the Events calendar for info.

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Cuplet Fern

Seminole County

Phone: 650-265-1193

Email: CupletFern@gmail.com

Website: http://cupletfern.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: The second Monday in the month, 7 pm

Meeting Place: 200 Fairmont Dr, Sanford, FL

See the chapter calendar for specifics on meeting dates and locations.

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Dade

Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys

Phone: 786-340-7914

Email: pphares@mindspring.com

Website: http://dade.fnpschapters.org/

Meeting Schedule: Fourth Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Meeting Place: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Eugenia

Indian River County

Phone: 772-567-1565

Email: jfavril1@comcast.net

Website: http://eugenia.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Third Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Meeting Place: Boathouse of the: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory 200 9th Street SE Vero Beach

Heartland

Polk County

Phone: 863-644-6214

Email: enviroscidad@yahoo.com

Website: http://heartland.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday, 7pm, every other month

Meeting Place: Circle B Bar Reserve Nature Discovery Center, 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland

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Hernando

Hernando County

Phone: 352-583-2384

Email: liberton@earthlink.net

Website: http://www.hcfnps.org/

Meeting Schedule: First Monday of each month at 6:30 pm

Meeting Place: Chinsegut Hill at 22495 Chinsegut Hill Rd., Brooksville, FL 34601

The Hernando Chapter's meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  We are now meeting at historic Chinsegut Hill north of Brooksville, FL. Please see the map.

At each meeting we discuss native plants and native plant ecosystems. Subjects range from hummingbird gardening to black bear habitats. Each meeting has delicious snacks, and friendly company, a native plant raffle, and an information table. Our meetings are open to the public so please join, and mark your calendar for the months to come! 

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Ixia

Duval, Nassau and Clay Counties

Phone: 904-655-2550

Email: bjack2804@aol.com

Website: http://ixia.fnpschapters.org/

Meeting Schedule: 6:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month except for May, June, July and December

Meeting Place: Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd, Jacksonville

We sometimes have field trips in place of our regular meeting date. Please check our Chapter Calendar of Events prior to attending a meeting.

Lake Beautyberry

Lake County

Phone: 407-677-4106 OR 407-448-6195

Email: jsp@isp.com

Website: http://lakebeautyberry.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: 2pm on the third Sunday of every other month

Meeting Place: Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis

The entrance to the Trout Lake Nature Center is on the South side of CR44, 0.3 miles east of SR19.  To reach us, take SR 19 north out of Eustis to the intersection with CR 44 East and turn right at Winn-Dixie and CVS Pharmacy, then go 1/4 mile to the nature center entrance on the right. 

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Lakela's Mint

St. Lucie County

Phone: 772-323-7982

Email: loveridges@comcast.net

Website: http://lakelasmint.fnpschapters.org/

Meeting Schedule: Last Tuesday of the Month at 7pm

Meeting Place: Heathcote Botanical Gardens 210 Savannah Rd. Fort Pierce

See the schedule for specifics or call 772-464-4672

 

For those in North St. Lucie: Join us for our meetings at Heathcote Botanical Gardens 210 Savannah Rd. Fort Pierce . On the Second Sunday of the month at 6pm.  The gardens phone no. is  772-464-4672.

For those in South St. Lucie: Join us at PSL Botanical Gardens  at 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd. 34952  On the Last Tuesday of the month at 7pm.  The gardens phone no. is  772-337-1959.

Longleaf Pine

Western Panhandle

Phone: (850) 529-3754

Email: nestlerode.janet@epa.gov

Website: http://longleafpine.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Place: Lucia Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue in Pensacola (check event)

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We bring in speakers to our monthly meetings to educate and amuse. We take field trips to get introduced to new areas. All of these events will be posted on this website, so check in periodically.  Join us to learn and to socialize with others interested in Florida Native Plants.

Lyonia

Western Volusia County

Phone:

Email: jbjacksondvm@cfl.rr.com

Website: http://lyonia.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: 7 pm the third Tuesday of each month

Meeting Place: Dickenson Memorial Library, located at 148 Albertus Way Orange City, Florida 32763

Magnolia

Leon County and surrounding areas

Phone: 954-292-3099

Email: torreyatrekker@gmail.com

Website: http://magnolia.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: 1st Thursday of each month. Come to socialize at 7:00, chapter meeting at 7:30, and program at 7:45 PM

Meeting Place: King Building on the FSU Campus (319 STADIUM DR) Room 1024

Room 1024, King Building - see campus map at http://www.fsu.edu/Campus/newmap/ for meeintg location.

Come to socialize at 7:00, chapter meeting at 7:30, and program at 7:45 PM.  The Magonlia Chapter does not meet in the summer months, June-August.

Mangrove

Charlotte County and Southern Sarasota County

Phone: 941-769-3633

Email: fnpsmangrovechapter@yahoo.com

Website: http://mangrove.fnpschapters.org/

Meeting Schedule: 2nd Tuesday of the month from October thru May (with field trips year round) at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Boulevard, Englewood, FL

Marion Big Scrub

Marion County

Phone: (352) 821-0298

Email: terevans@comcast.net

Website: http://marionbigscrub.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Last Monday of each month at 6 pm

Meeting Place: Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE Hwy. 484, Belleview, FL

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Naples

Collier County

Phone:

Email: naplesnativeplants@gmail.com

Website: http://www.naplesfnps.org/

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesdayy of the month (September - November, January - April) Join us at 6:30 for refreshments. The speaker begins at 7:00pm. Plant raffle follows presentation.

Meeting Place: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, Florida 34112

Nature Coast

Pasco County

Phone: 727-863-1363

Email: naturecoastfnps@gmail.com

Website: http://www.pasconativeplants.org

Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday - 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd/US 41, Land O'Lakes 34639

The Community Center is located between SR 52 and SR 54 on the west side of the highway ( 7miles south of SR 52 and 3.2 miles north of SR 54). We meet in the rear meeting room with a direct entrance on the south side of the center. We look forward to making new friends and hope many of you who have come to our recent fall and spring plant sales will join us! 

Palm Beach

Palm Beach County

Phone: 561-247-3677

Email: palmbeach@fnpschapters.org

Website: http://palmbeach.fnpschapters.org/

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Mounts Building - Mounts Botanical Garden 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

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Pawpaw

Eastern Volusia County and all of Flagler County.

Phone: 386-690-1797

Email: guidry.sonya@gmail.com

Website: http://pawpaw.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Second Monday monthly at 7:00 pm (Sept. 3rd Mon.)

Meeting Place: Piggotte Center, 504 Big Tree Rd., South Daytona, FL

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Paynes Prairie

Alachua, Bradford and northern Levy Counties

Phone: 352-466-3880

Email: Micanopywildflowers@yahoo.com

Website: http://paynesprairie.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Second Thursdays - September through May - 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville, FL

If you are interested in our University of Florida student chapter, please contact info@fnps.org.

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Pine Lily

Osceola County

Phone:

Website: http://pinelily.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: First United Methodist Church in downtown Kissimmee. The address is 101 W. Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741.

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Pinellas

Pinellas County

Phone:

Email: pinellas@fnpschapters.org

Website: http://pinellas.fnpschapters.org/

Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Place: Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, FL 33759

Monthly field trips are usually (but not always) on the Saturday following the monthly membership meeting. Check the calendar for car pool locations, meeting times, maps, etc. 

Pineywoods

Columbia County

Phone: 386-855-4992

Email: rickinfl@comcast.net

Website: http://pineywoods.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of the month

Meeting Place: Columbia Co. Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave., Lake City

Date: Every third Tuesday of the month Time: 7:00 p.m. Where: Columbia County Public Library, Main Branch 308 NW Columbia Ave Lake City, FL 32055

Sarracenia

Wakulla and Franklin Counties

Phone:

Email: sarracenia.nps@gmail.com

Website: http://sarracenia.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday of each month

Meeting Place: Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy,Crawfordville, FL 32326

Sea Oats

St. Johns County

Phone:

Email: seaoats.fnps@gmail.com

Website: http://seaoats.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South at 16th St., St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

Sea Rocket

Brevard County

Phone: 321-794-8122

Email: rspringer29@earthlink.net

Website: http://www.nbbd.com/npr/SeaRocket/

Meeting Schedule: 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL

Phone: 321-264-5185

Serenoa

DeSoto, Sarasota, Manatee, and Hardee Counties

Phone: 941-794-8773

Email: srepens@gmail.com

Website: http://serenoa.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Third Monday of the month, September through May

Meeting Place: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 South Palm Ave in Sarasota

Members convene for room setup and socializing at 7 pm. A short business meeting at 7:30 is followed by the evening's program and plant raffle.

 

South Ridge

Highlands County

Phone:

Website: http://southridge.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Varies

Meeting Place: Varies

This chapter is in the process of reorganizing.  If you would like to participate, please contact our Executive Director.

Sparkleberry

Based in Suwannee County, also serving Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Taylor Counties

Phone: 386-364-9309

Email: csullivan12@windstream.net

Website: http://sparkleberry.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm

Meeting Place: Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32088

Sumter

Sumter County

Phone: 352-568-8277

Email: Nancy.Dwyer@MyFWC.com

Website: http://sumter.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: 2nd Monday of each month at 6 PM

Meeting Place: Sumterville Community Building (stone building on Hwy. 301), located at 2427 CR 522 (1/2 mile south of 470 on 301)

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Suncoast

Hillsborough County

Phone: 813-986-6485

Email: info@suncoastnps.org

Website: http://www.suncoastnps.org

Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner

From I-75, go east on I-4 approx .5 mi to Exit 10 ( CR. 579, Mango, Thonotosassa). Go south on CR 579 to the SE corner of Old Hillsborough Road. Turn east (left) on Old Hillsborough Road and then right into the parking lot. We meet in the large room immediately to the south of the parking lot (walk down the sidewalk into the court, left into the room.

Sweetbay

Jackson, Bay and Washington Counties

Phone: 850-234-6453

Email: dcfable@gmail.com

Website: http://sweetbay.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: See our chapter website home page or calendar

Tarflower

This Chapter encompasses the greater Orlando area of Central Florida

Phone: 352-219-5381

Email: Tarflower.FNPS@gmail.com

Website: http://tarflower.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday monthly at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, Florida 32803

Telephone (407) 246-2620 for directions.

If you are a University of Central Florida student, we have a student chapter!  To find out more, send an email to info@fnps.org.