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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.
Citrus, Southern Levy , Western Sumter Counties
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.
Lee County (Fort Myers)
Meeting Schedule: 2nd Thursday of each month between September and April 6:30 pm social gathering, 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: Rutenberg Park, 6500 S Pointe Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33919
Please see the chapter web site for meeting times and locations.
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.
Southern Brevard County.
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.
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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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.
Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys
Meeting Schedule: Fourth Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Additional Meetings are held in the Keys, monthly November thru April, alternating locations between Marathon and Islamorada, check the chapter website for locations.
Indian River County
Meeting Schedule: Third Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Boathouse of the: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory 200 9th Street SE Vero Beach
Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday, 7pm, every other month
Meeting Place: Circle B Bar Reserve Nature Discovery Center, 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland
Meeting Schedule: First Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
Meeting Place: Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubs Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601
The Hernando Chapter's meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Starting in January, we will meet at Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubs Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601. 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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Duval, Nassau and Clay Counties
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.
Phone: 407-677-4106 OR 407-448-6195
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.
St. Lucie County
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.
Phone: (850) 529-3754
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.
Western Volusia County
Meeting Schedule: 7 pm the third Tuesday of each month
Meeting Place: Dickenson Memorial Library, located at 148 Albertus Way Orange City, Florida 32763
Leon County and surrounding areas
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.
Charlotte County and Southern Sarasota County
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
Phone: (352) 821-0298
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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Meeting Schedule: 4th Monday 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
The speaker begins at 7:00pm. Plant raffle follows presentation.
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 County
Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday each month at 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Mounts Building - Mounts Botanical Garden 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Eastern Volusia County and all of Flagler County.
Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday monthly at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: James St Youth Activity Center, 1700 James Street, South Daytona, FL
Alachua, Bradford and northern Levy Counties
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention: Meeting day has changed to 2nd Thursday of the month.
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.
Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo
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.
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
Wakulla and Franklin Counties
Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday of each month
Meeting Place: Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy,Crawfordville, FL 32326
St. Johns County
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
Meeting Schedule: 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL
DeSoto, Sarasota, Manatee, and Hardee Counties
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.
Santa Rosa County
Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30 pm
Meeting Place: Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Dr, Gulf Breeze, Fl.
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.
Based in Suwannee County, also serving Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Taylor Counties
Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm
Meeting Place: Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32088
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)
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.
Jackson, Bay and Washington Counties
Meeting Schedule: 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Bay County Extension Office, 2728 East 14th Street, Panama City, FL
This Chapter encompasses the greater Orlando area of Central Florida
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 email@example.com.