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The Florida Senate has launched a web page regarding Amendment 1 and its intent. Your comments are needed to keep implementation of this amendment consistent with its intent.
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RFP for Conference Registration Services (212.54 kB) -- submission deadline February 22
FNPS Development, Fundraising and Grant Services RFP.pdf (343.43 kB) -- submission deadline March 20
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It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of our friend, founding FNPS member, and ethnobotanist extraordinaire, Dan Austin. Dan was one of the first Directors of FNPS and was well-known in Florida for his knowledge of Florida plants and ecosystems, and for his special ability to share that knowledge in a way that touched many of his students at FAU where he taught for many years before retiring to Arizona in 2001. His contributions to science were many, including the publication of Florida Ethnobotany (winner of the Mary W. Klinger Book Award for 2005), and his work as an internationally acclaimed expert on the evolution and phylogeny of the Morning Glory family (Convolvulaceae), His wit and wisdom will be very much missed, however his legacy will live on through the seeds of thought he planted in a generation of minds inspired by the natural sciences. FNPS is fortunate to have had a founding member and friend like Dan Austin
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 which is "to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida."
FNPS Conservation Grants support applied native plant conservation projects in Florida. These grants ($5000 or less) awarded for a 1-year period. These projects promote the preservation, conservation, or restoration of rare or imperiled native plant taxa and rare or imperiled native plant communities. To qualify for a Conservation Grant, the proposed project must be sponsored by an FNPS Chapter.
Application deadline for the 2015 Awards is March 6, 2015. Awards will be announced at the May 2015 Annual Conference in Tallahassee. Awardees do not have to be present at the Conference to receive award.
Awards include FNPS Green Palmetto, Silver Palmetto, Public Service, Chapter Achievement and Mentor. Awards will be presented at the 35th Annual Conference in Tallahassee, Florida (May 28-31) at the Saturday morning General Session on May 30, 2015. Information on submitting nominations are provided at the link below. The deadline for nominations is April 3.