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 local 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

Meetings occasionally get rescheduled. Please check the calendar and/or chapter website for the latest information.

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Broward County Chapter

Email: Richard@Brownscombe.net

Phone: 954-661-6289

Website: http://broward.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: 1704 SW 10th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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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Citrus Chapter

Email: citrusNPS@gmail.com

Phone: 352 631-8444

Website: http://citrus.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: c/o S. Farnsworth, 1469 W Jenny St, Lecanto, FL 34423

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

Meeting Place: Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Additional Info:

Crystal Oaks Civic Center, 4958 W. Crystal Oaks Dr., Lecanto, FL 34461

  

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Coccoloba Chapter

Email: RodakMA@msn.com

Phone: 239-273-8945

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

Mailing Address: Coccoloba Chapter PO Box 61432 North Fort Myers, FL 33906-1432

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Thursday of each month except May and December. 7:00 pm guest speaker and chapter meeting

Meeting Place: Holton Eco-Preserve at Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912 (off Daniels, halfway between Six-Mile Cypress and I-75)

Additional Info:

Please see the chapter website for meeting times and locations.

     

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Conradina Chapter

Email: sharon@maplestreetnatives.com

Phone: 321-729-6857

Website: http://conradina.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: FNPS Conradina Chapter P.O. Box 1543 Melbourne, FL 32902

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

Additional Info:

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

  

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Council of Chapters Chapter

Website: http://council.fnpschapters.org

Additional Info:

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

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Cuplet Fern Chapter

Email: CupletFern@gmail.com

Phone: 352-658-3677

Website: http://cupletfern.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, PO Box 150021, Altamonte Springs, FL 32715

Meeting Schedule: The second Monday (typically, but not always) in the month, 6:45 pm

Meeting Place: UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Auditorium 250 W. County Home Road Sanford 32773

Additional Info:

Upcoming program dates, field trips, and information on our special events are available on our website  http://cupletfern.fnpschapters.org

              

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Dade Chapter

Email: pharespl@gmail.com

Phone: 305-985-3677 (or 305 985 FNPS)

Website: http://www.dadefnps.org

Mailing Address: DCFNPS, 6619 South Dixie Highway #181, Miami FL 33143-7919

Meeting Schedule: Fourth Tuesday at 7:30 pm

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

              

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Eugenia Chapter

Email: jfavril1@comcast.net

Phone: 772-567-1565

Website: http://eugenia.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: PO Box 660, Wabasso, FL 32970

Meeting Schedule: Third Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Florida Medial Entomology Laboratory

Additional Info:

One meeting a year is held at the Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, FL. 

  

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Heartland Chapter

Email: emurawski@kleinfelder.com

Phone: 863-393-4647

Website: http://heartland.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: 5116 Woodgreen Ln. Lakeland, FL 33811

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm, every other month

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

  

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Hernando Chapter

Email: hcfnps@gmail.com

Phone: 352-666-3996

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

Mailing Address: Hernando Chapter of the FNPS PO Box 921 Brooksville FL 34605

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

Meeting Place: Hernando County Extension Office 16110 Aviation Loop Drive Brooksville, FL 34604

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The Hernando Chapter's meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

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 Chapter

Email: catehurlbutixia@yahoo.com

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

Mailing Address: Ixia Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society c/o Barbara A. Jackson 2001 Cherokee Drive Neptune Beach, FL 32266 904-246-0479

Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:00 pm, except for July, August, and December. Note: Starting in September 2019 the meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month

Meeting Place: Willowbranch Library, 2875 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Additional Info:

Please check our Chapter Calendar of Events prior to attending a meeting.  Meeting dates are occasionally rescheduled.

     

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Lake Beautyberry Chapter

Email: lakebeautyberry@gmail.com

Website: http://lakebeautyberry.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: PO Box 88 Umatilla FL 32784-0088

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

Meeting Place: Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis

Additional Info:

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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Longleaf Pine Chapter

Email: fnps.longleaf.pine@gmail.com

Phone: (850) 542-7086

Website: http://longleafpine.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Longleaf Pine Chapter, FNPS (Attn: Cheryl Jones) 9810 Noriega Drive Pensacola, FL 32514

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)

Additional Info:

Click "directions" for reaching our meeting site.

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.

  

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Magnolia Chapter

Email: magnoliachapter@gmail.com

Phone: 954-292-3099

Website: http://magnolia.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3434, Tallahassee FL 32315-3434

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

Additional Info:

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.

  

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Mangrove Chapter

Email: MangroveFNPS60@gmail.com

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

Mailing Address: PO Box 1153 Englewood, FL 34295-1153

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

  

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Marion Big Scrub Chapter

Email: marionbigscrubfnps@gmail.com

Phone: (941) 321-1556

Website: http://marionbigscrub.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Marion Big Scrub Chapter - FNPS Attn: Kathleen Patterson 2232 NE Jacksonville, Rd. Ocala, FL 34470

Meeting Schedule: Last Monday of each month at 6 pm

Meeting Place: Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE Hwy. 484, Belleview, FL 34420

  

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Martin County Chapter

Email: president@martincounty.fnpschapters.org

Phone: 734-502-8563

Website: http://martincounty.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Martin County Chapter FNPS, PO Box 801, Jensen Beach, FL 34958

Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday monthly October through May at 6:30 pm

Meeting Place: Wolf High-Technology Center, Chastain Campus, Indian River State College 2400 SE Salerno RD Stuart FL 34997

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

  

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Naples Chapter

Email: naplesnativeplants@gmail.com

Website: https://fnpsnaples.org/

Mailing Address: Naples Chapter FNPS, P.O. Box 11402, Naples, FL 34101-1402

Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of the month, no meeting July or January

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

     

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Nature Coast Chapter

Email: naturecoastfnps@gmail.com

Phone: 727-863-1363

Website: http://www.pasconativeplants.org

Mailing Address: naturecoastfnps@gmail.com

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

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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! 

  

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Palm Beach County Chapter

Email: palmbeach@fnpschapters.org

Phone: 561-247-3677

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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Passionflower Chapter

Email: PassionflowerFNPS@gmail.com

Website: http://passionflower.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: PassionflowerFNPS@gmail.com

Meeting Schedule: 1st Wednesday (business or program meeting) and 2nd Saturday (program meeting or field trip)

Meeting Place: Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr, Clermont, FL 34711

  

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Pawpaw Chapter

Email: pawpawchapter.online@gmail.com

Phone: 386-690-1797

Website: http://pawpaw.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Pawpaw Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society P.O. Box 250516 Holly Hill, FL 32125

Meeting Schedule: Second Monday monthly at 7:00 pm

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

  

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Paynes Prairie Chapter

Email: markelliott1955@gmail.com

Website: http://paynesprairie.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1004 Archer, FL 32618

Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesdays - September through May - 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Phillips Hall, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4225 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605

  

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Pine Lily Chapter

Phone: (321) 388-4781

Website: http://pinelily.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Pine Lily Chapter of the FNPS P.O. Box 702169 St. Cloud, FL 34769

Meeting Schedule: Every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m

Meeting Place: Kissimmee Utility Authority Building, Boardroom. The address is 1701 W. Carroll St. Kissimmee, FL 34741.

        

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Pinellas Chapter

Email: info@pinellasnativeplants.org

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

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4265, Clearwater, FL 33758

Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m.

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

Additional Info:

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. 

  

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Sarracenia Chapter

Email: sarracenia.nps@gmail.com

Website: http://sarracenia.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: P.O Box 719 St. Marks, Florida 32355-0719

Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday of each month

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

  

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Sea Oats Chapter

Email: seaoats.fnps@gmail.com

Phone: 904 461-9629

Website: http://seaoats.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Sea Oats Chapter of FNPS P.O. Box 840046 St. Augustine, FL 32080-0046

Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm, (doors open at 6:30pm)

Meeting Place: St. Johns River State College, Room CO116, 2990 College Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32804

  

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Sea Rocket Chapter

Email: lois6459@att.net

Phone: 321-277-5741

Website: http://searocket.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: SEA ROCKET CHAPTER FNPS 440 Bacardi DR, Merritt Island, FL 32953

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

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

Additional Info:

Phone: 321-277-5741

  

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Serenoa Chapter

Email: srepens@gmail.com

Phone: 941-704-4325

Website: http://serenoa.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: PO Box 21192,  Bradenton, FL 34204

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

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

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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.

  

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Sparkleberry Chapter

Email: csullivan12@windstream.net

Phone: 386-364-9309

Website: http://sparkleberry.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday of each month, except July and August, at 6:30 pm

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

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Suncoast Chapter

Phone: 813-541-3187

Website: http://suncoast.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Suncoast Native Plant Society, Inc. PO Box 1158 Seffner, Fl 33583-1158

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

Meeting Place: Varies

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Suncoast is meeting at two different locations

  • Hillsborough County Extension Office (Seffner, near I-75 and I-4))
  • Seninole Heights Branch Library (Tampa, near I-275)

For current meeting and map to meeting location, please see http://suncoast.fnpschapters.org.

 

     

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Sweetbay Chapter

Email: jsmallman2@gmail.com

Phone: 850-234-6453

Website: http://sweetbay.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: Florida Native Plant Society Sweetbay Chapter P. O. Box 1585 Panama City, FL 32402-1585

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

Meeting Place: UF/IFAS Bay County Extension Office 2728 East 14th Street, Panama City, FL 32401

  

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Tarflower Chapter

Email: Tarflower.FNPS@gmail.com

Phone: 352-219-5381

Website: http://tarflower.fnpschapters.org

Mailing Address: PO Box 536021 Orlando, FL 32853-6021

Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday monthly at 7:00 pm

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

Additional Info:

Telephone (407) 246-2620 for directions to the monthly meeting venue.

 

           

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The Villages Chapter

Email: FNPSTheVillages@gmail.com

Phone: 352-674-8385

Website: http://thevillages.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Fourth Friday of each month (except December) from 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Meeting Place: Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, Florida. 32163

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