FNPS is proud to honor the many volunteers who make the society function.
- Mentor Awards -- These awards are given for outstanding lifetime contributions that forward the mission of the Society.
- Green Palmetto Awards - These awards are given to members who make major contributions to the Society through Service, Education, or Conservation. Those awarded are nominated by chapters or members, and the Board of Directors makes the final choice. FNPS Board members are not eligible.
- Silver Palmetto Awards - The awards are given to FNPS members, usually Board members, chosen by the FNPS President. They typically go to those who make major contribution to the functioning of the Society.
- Chapter Green Palmetto Awards - The awards are given to chapters with outstanding efforts during the preceding year(s).
- Other Awards - Occasionally, the Society gives recognition to non-members who make major contributions to Florida botany.
Eric Menges (South Ridge Chapter, 2021)
Craig Huegel (Pinellas Chapter, 2020)
Roger Hammer, PhD (Dade Chapter, 2019)
For his wonderful books, and mentoring of FNPS members. He is the only Florida botanist in the Society that we know of to have been granted an honorary PhD
Shirley Denton, PhD (Suncoast Chapter, 2018)
Awarded for her service and dedication to FNPS, her infinite patience and generosity in sharing her expertise, time, and talents with the Society and our members.
Sonya Guidry (Pawpaw Chapter, 2017)
Few people have more selflessly devoted themselves to the Florida Native Plant Society than Sonya Guidry, who contributes thousands of hours of volunteer work on the society’s behalf every year. A long-standing member of the Pawpaw Chapter, she served as one of its first presidents, from 1994-1995. More than twenty years later, her hand still is frequently the first to go up when a volunteer is needed and she is just as frequently the last person to go home.
Carmel VanHoek (Suncoast Chapter, 2015)
Camel is always willing and eager to impart her knowledge to others on field trips and at membership meetings. Her energy and enthusiasm is inspiring to beginning botanists and more advanced ones alike. She has mentored many people including most recently, Bunny Worth and Janet Bowers.
Catherine Bowman (Tarflower Chapter, 2014)
Awarded for mentorship of an intern. Beyond this, she has a long history of service to her chapter and to the Society including including the mentoring of many of her chapter members, tirelessly serving in the leadership of her chapter including a long stint as Tarflower President, implementing an award winning landscape project of her urban home, and many other things.
Dan Miller (Magnolia Chapter, 2014)
Awarded for over 30 years of service including tireless promotion of native plants and native plant conservation and service to his chapter that includes outreach and education.
Nancy Bissett (Heartland Chapter, 2013)
Awarded for over 30 years of promoting the use of native plants in landscaping supporting land protection and acquisition, pioneering and supporting the restoration of native landscapes after mining, developing innovative techniques to facilitate restoration, being a strong and capabile botanist, and sharing her knowledge with her fellow FNPS members.
Anne Cox, PhD (Conradina Chapter, 2010)
Awarded for her longterm leadership in FNPS including establishment of the Land Management Partners Committee, coordination with land management agencies and FNAI, and mentoring of FNPS leaders at all levels.
Mike Kenton (Serenoa Chapter, 2007)
Mike Kenton served the society and the Association of Florida Native Nurseries for many years, inspiring the public to use natives in landscaping, inspiring landscapers to use natives, being a nurseryman, and supporting FNPS and its members.
Note: Mike is shown with Karen Frahley a friend and fellow nursery owner. The photo was taken shortly before his death.
Richard Wunderlin, PhD (Suncoast Chapter, 2005)
For his many years of service to FNPS, his wonderful taxonomic books for Florida, for the ISB website, and for mentoring innumerable FNPS members and students.
Taylor Alexander, PhD (Dade Chapter, 2002)
Taylor Alexander was an out-standing botanist and plant ecologist, and an early explorer in Everglades science. He contributed to our understanding of the Everglades centered around the effects of various environmental factors, notably fire and hydrology on plant community succession.
Henry Whittie (Tarflower Chapter, 2002)
Don Gann (Dade Chapter, 2000)
Joyce Gann (Dade Chapter, 2000)
Bill Partington (Tarflower Chapter, 2000)
One of the founders of FNPS, its first president, and first executive director. He was a tireless supporter of a native plant society that would forward the conservation of native plants in Florida and educate the public about those plants.
Dick Deuerling (Tarflower Chapter, 1998)
Marjorie Carr (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 1997)
Margaret Hames (1996)
Former Legislative/Conservation Committee Chairperson for FNPS, and foremost conservationist in FL, voted Person of the Year by Florida Environments magazine for her environmental activism.
Green Palmetto Awards
Steve Dickman (Suncoast Chapter, 2022)
Tammie Lafferty (Tarflower Chapter, 2022)
Mable/Tina (Suncoast Chapter, 2022)
Anna Pepper (Tarflower Chapter, 2022)
Steve Woodmansee (Dade Chapter, 2022)
Kristin Sloan Brown (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2021)
Stacy Klema (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2021)
Jan Mangos (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2021)
Kara Driscoll (Naples Chapter, 2021)
Damon Moore (Serenoa Chapter, 2021)
Thomas Walczyk (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2021)
Jan Allyn (Pinellas Chapter, 2020)
Susan Angermeier (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2020)
Marion Crim (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2020)
Theresa Lutz (Heartland Chapter, 2020)
Kathleen Poole (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2020)
Martha Steuart (Conradina Chapter, 2020)
Jackie Sward (Tarflower Chapter, 2020)
Neta Villalobos-Bell (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2020)
John Bradford (Martin County Chapter, 2019)
Education. For production of educational materials for the chapter.
Christine Brown (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2019)
Jim Buckner (Marion Big Scrub Chapter, 2019)
Jim Buckner has been a member of FNPS since 1986. He worked diligently on the FNPS Conservation Committee, especially on the project to preserve and conserve the largest remaining population of Warea amplexifolia (clasping warea).
Jane Higgins (Conradina Chapter, 2019)
George Rogers and John Bradford (Martin County Chapter, 2019)
Barbara Whittier (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2019)
Education. She has educated about native plants both in her chapter and in her community. She also supplies fupport for local nurseries.
Barbara McCormick (Citrus Chapter, 2018)
Awarded for her work in educational programming.
Loret Thatcher (Pine Lily Chapter, 2018)
Award for Service to the Society.
Sharon Dolan (Conradina Chapter, 2017)
Education and Outreach. Sharon and her husband Brent are the owners of Maple Street Natives, the only native plant nursery in south Brevard County. As such, they have been promoting the use of native plants for more than a quarter of a century. Sharon has guided many members and other native plant enthusiasts in converting their lawns to native yards and helped them in their battles with HOAs.
Marjorie Holt (Tarflower Chapter, 2017)
Marjorie Holt has been very active in growth management issues around Central Florida. She has worked diligently to preserve our remaining natural lands from development, helped to conserve countless plant species and plant communities, and has helped organize numerous plant rescue and restoration projects. In her “spare time” she has created a spectacular native landscape at her home, which is often featured on native garden tours.
Joel Jackson (Suncoast Chapter, 2016)
Service. Joel Jackson is a founding member of the Suncoast Native Plant Society, and attended the very first meeting in 1980. He also attended FNPS’s first conference, and served as Vice President of the Suncoast Chapter for two years.
Joan Bausch (Cocoplum Chapter, 2015)
Service. Joan has not only been the backbone of the Cocoplum, Martin County Chapter of FNPS but she has also served almost continuously on the State Board since 2001/2002. She has been chapter president and the writer of the Leaf Letter, our chapter’s printed news happenings. Then she became our Chapter Conservation Chair. She keeps us dutifully informed of all of the policy/legislation matters that have been arising unrelentingly.
Marc and Terry Godts (Lake Beautyberry Chapter, 2015)
Public Service award for Marc and Terry Godts (Green Isle Gardens nursery) for their devotion to native plant conservation, land acquisition in Lake County, commitment to public education, and the ongoing donation of nursery space and their time to care for rescued plants until they can be reintroduced for restoration projects at protected sites.
Eleanor Dietrich (Magnolia Chapter, 2014)
Given for Service including promotion of roadside wildflowers especially in the Florida panhandle, and providing community education and encouragement for the use of native plants in landscaping.
Tom Heitzman (Serenova Chapter, 2014)
Given for service including serving and president of the Serenoa Chapter, promotion of the use of native plants in landscaping, and generously educating the publice. He also runs a successful native plant nursery (Sweet Bay).
AnnMarie Loveridge (Lakela's Mint Chapter, 2014)
Presented for service including lectures, nature walks through preserves & parks, garden tours & booths at many chapter and community events which educate the public on the importance of using native plants in landscaping and on local environmental issues.
Laurie Sheldon (Ixia Chapter, 2014)
Award given for service including proofing for FNPS, service to the Ixia Chapter, and years of writing and promoting the FNPS blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Troy Springer (Suncoast Chapter, 2014)
Given for Service including his leadership of the 2012 Society Conference in Plant City, service to the chapter including promoting and developing chapter's spring and fall plant sales, participation in chapter leadership including being chapter president (2011-2012), and tireless support of the use of natives in landscaping.
Linda Wilson (Manatee Chapter, 2014)
Awarded for service including chapter leadership (a past chapter treasurer and board member) and assisting with chapter outread programs.
Kristi Moyer (Palm Beach Chapter, 2013)
Awarded for Service and Education especially on the use of natives in everyday landscapes and for the development of native plant demonstration gardens. She also educates through seminars and has practical knowledge about native plants in the landscape through her work as facilities manager at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center.
David Niemi (Palm Beach Chapter, 2013)
Awarded for his inspiration and leadership in the restoration of the Snook Islands Maritime Hardwood Hammock.
Ginnie Stibolt (Ixia Chapter, 2013)
Awarded for Service including major contribution to the development of the FNPS blog and Facebook sites and was a major editor of the FNPS website,especially the Native Plants for Your Area resource. She is also a native plant author, gardener, and speaker.
Danny Young (Pawpaw Chapter, 2013)
Awarded for for Service. His services include outreach projects for his chapter, participating on the FNPS land management review committee, and initiating the Pawpaw Chapter's Rugel's Roundup" in 2012. He has supported several citizen science projects intended to increase awareness of rare plants.
Barbara Grigg (Lake Beautyberry Chapter, 2012)
Given for Education and to her efforts in support of the restoration at Pear Park (a chapter project)
Amy Hines (Longleaf Pine Chapter, 2012)
For Service to the Society including being a founder of the Longleaf Pine and Solidago Chapters.
Paul and Winn Lowry (Conradina Chapter, 2012)
The award was given for service to their chapter.
Loren Anderson, PhD (Magnolia Chapter, 2011)
Gwen Burzycki (Dade Chapter, 2011)
Nadine Foley (Lake Beautyberry Chapter, 2011)
Lavone Silvernell (Tarflower Chapter, 2011)
Kathy Burks (Magnolia Chapter, 2010)
Awarded for Service including scientific research on native plants and on invasive species coupled with strong support for conservation in Florida.
Trish Gramajo (2010)
Awarded for service including creation of the chapter's alternatives poster, support for native plant conservtion, and invasive species awareness.
Sonya Guidry (Pawpaw Chapter, 2010)
Awarded for service to her chapter including enthusiatic participation and leadership.
Greg Jubinski (2010)
Awarded for Service, especially for his work in invasive species awarness.
Dan Miller (Magnolia Chapter, 2010)
Nominated for Service to his chapter, restoration of the native plant garden and MacClay Gardens State Park, and support for regional conservation
Bobbi Rogers (Mangrove Chapter, 2010)
Award for Service to her chapter.
Gayle Edwards (Coccoloba Chapter, 2009)
Awarded for Education and Outreach. For a decade, she indefatigably created research and demonstration landscapes for butterfly gardening at schools and parks throughout the region, educatee new residents about pest plant species and native landscape alternatives, and recruited many new members to the FNPS.
Marc Godts (Tarflower Chapter, 2009)
Awarded for Service. He has a lifelong history of educating his fellow members and the public about natives, developing new means of propagating natives, and providing natives through his family nursery.
George Kish, PhD (Suncoast Chapter, 2009)
Service. He has been an active member of his chapter and has been its President and Newletter editor. He has written many native plant profiles, and has become one of Florida's best known experts on phenology and the potential effects of climatic change on phenology of Florida natives.
Chris Trost (Coccoloba Chapter, 2009)
Awarded for Administration and Service to her chapter. .
Ron Plakke, PhD (Lake Beautyberry Chapter, 2008)
Service. Awarded for his vision, leadership and guidance in the restoration of approximately 50 acres of land in Lake County’s PEAR Park into scrub habitat.
Cynthia Plockelman (Palm Beach Chapter, 2008)
Awarded for her service to her chapter including donations of native plants. She was Policy Committee Chair for FNPS for many years, and continuously advocated for smart management of Florida's natural resources.
Erick Smith (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 2008)
Awarded for service to his chapter including acting as its chapter representative, being a field trip leader, educating the public on the importance of native area conservation, educating on native tree biology, planting and landscape care.
Carmel VanHoek (Suncoast Chapter, 2008)
Awarded for Service, especially for sharing her plant identification skills and her contributions to the plant lists of public parks and other public lands.
Peggy Gretchen (Nature Coast Chapter, 2007)
Charles Holmes (2007)
Charles Holmes, (Coccoloba Chapter, 2007)
Martha Stuart (Conradina Chapter, 2007)
JoAnne Trebatoski (Coccoloba Chapter, 2007)
Teddy Bierly (Citrus Chapter, 2006)
Karen Frahley (Serenoa Chapter, 2006)
Education. Karen became known for her nature tours at the Manatee County Duette Preserve. She also owns a native nursery.
Denny Girard (Mangrove Chapter, 2006)
Service. In addition to being on the FNPS board on behalf of his chapter, he was also a a poet.
Al Squires (Mangrove Chapter, 2006)
Service. Al has represent his chapter on the FNPS Board of Directors for many years. At the time of his entry, he serves on the Council of Chapters.
Cynthia (Sid) Taylor (Hernando Chapter, 2006)
Education. For her contributions to FNPS. She spent many hours researching the history of long leaf pine in Florida and shared that knowledge with FNPS members. She also led field trips, and in her job, contributed to the management of the Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest.
Gil Nelson, PhD (Magnolia Chapter, 2005)
Paul Schmalzer, PhD (Sea Rocket Chapter, 2005)
Karina Veaudry (Tarflower Chapter, 2005)
Ray Miller (2004)
Jerry Shrewsbury (2004)
Kathy Boon and Hester Wagner (2003)
Nancy Coile (Magnolia Chapter, 2003)
Nancy Coile, PhD -- Technical
Roger Hammer (Dade Chapter, 2003)
Richard Moyroud (Dade Chapter, 2003)
Service. For his work as the FNPS representative on the FDACS Endangered Plant Advisory Council.
Hester Wagner (2003)
Jody Bonet (Lakela's Mint Chapter, 2002)
Debbie Butts (Suncoast Chapter, 2002)
Service. FNPS secretary for many years. Active in her chapter and has been on the chapter board.
Cammie Donaldson (Conradina Chapter, 2002)
Service. Years of effort above and beyond expectations.
Bruce Hanson, PhD (Suncoast Chapter, 2002)
Given for Education. Tireless service to the Florida botanical community through his work on the Florida Plant Atlas website and the USF Herbarium
Chuck McCartney (Broward Chapter Chapter, 2002)
Shirley Petty (Hernando Chapter, 2002)
Sally Black (Palm Beach Chapter, 2001)
Service, for her long-term service to the environment and environmental community of S. FL
Jean Daubenmire (Lake Beautyberry Chapter, 2001)
Science. For her work as a botanist, for her research contributions in the area of natural plant communities of FL.
Craig Huegel, PhD (Pinessas Chapter, 2001)
Education, for his many contributions over the years, including authoring two popular FNPS books that teach and promote the native plant - animal connection.
Joe Durando (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 2000)
Patty Phares (Dade Chapter Chapter, 2000)
Walter Kingsley Taylor, PhD (Tarflower Chapter, 2000)
Education, Tarflower Chapter
Claudia Larsen, PhD (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 1999)
Service. A founding member of the Paynes Prairie Chapter formed in 1986, and has served in leading role ever since. She organizes plant rescues, has helped FDOT create a reasonable policy for native wildflowers on roadsides, and has worked with others to create native plant demonstration sites.
Eric S. Menges, PhD (South Ridge Chapter, 1999)
Science. A research scientist in the area of plant ecology & conservation at Archibold Biological Station. He has established long-term studies on most of the Lake Wales Ridge endemic plants and regularly reports his findings in peer-reviewed journals.
Ken Langeland (1998)
Technical, Manual on invasive alien pest plants.
Betty Wargo (Suncoast Chapter, 1998)
Awarded for many years of service as a photographer and educator. She was also a very strong supporter of FNPS and often used her buying power at FNPS conference auctions to ensure that items would sell strongly and bring in substantial funds to support FNPS project.
Steve Bass (1997)
For outstanding work as an environmental educator
Ann Williams (Dade Chapter, 1997)
Technical, For her plant recovery efforts in the Keys
Eliane Norman, PhD (1996)
Barbara Waddell (1996)
Dan Ward, PhD (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 1996)
Education. Professor of botany at UF, for his work on the book 'Big Trees of Florida'
Dan Austin, PhD (Palm Beach Chapter, 1995)
Service. For his work on the Exotic Plant Pest Council
Chuck Salter (1995)
Roy Woodbury (1995)
For his plant survey of DuPuis Reserve
Ken Alvarez (1993)
Dan Austin, PhD (Palm Beach Chapter, 1993)
Science/education. Professor of botany at FAU, for two decades as an effective educator, and his service on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC), the&>Society for Economic Botany, and as a writer, particularly of his guides& to coastal dune plants and parks and for his work with FLEPPC
Sydney Bacchus (1992)
Dick Deuerling (Tarflower Chapter, 1992)
Nancy Bissett (Heartland Chapter, 1991)
Craig Huegel, PhD (Pinellas Chapter, 1991)
Ted Center (1990)
Rosa Durando (1990)
John Beriault (1989)
Don Gann (Dade Chapter, 1989)
Joyce Gann (Dade Chapter, 1989)
Elizabeth Smith (1989)
Steve Christman (1988)
Margaret Hames (Brevard Chapter, 1988)
Peggy Lantz (Tarflower Chapter, 1988)
Publications Committee Head, Editor of The Palmetto
David Hall, PhD (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 1987)
Service. Developed a native plant slide show
Bill Hammond (Coccoloba Chapter, 1987)
Georgia Tasker (Dade Chapter, 1986)
Georgia Tasker -- "...has written many articles about native plants in the Miami Herald, many of which were published by FNPS as Wild Things as well as authored the only book published by FNPS."
David Wilson (Charlotte County Chapter, 1986)
David Wilson -- "organized a new chapter (Charlotte Harbor), and has been an excellent speaker at various conferences throughout Florida on the virtues of native plants."
Silver Palmetto Awards
John Benton (Lake Beautyberry Chapter, 2022)
Michelle Birnbaum (Nature Coast Chapter, 2022)
Pete Dunkelberg (Tarflower Chapter, 2022)
Janet Grabowski (Hernando Chapter, 2022)
Nicole Mattheus (Nature Coast Chapter, 2022)
Jenny Welch (Sparkleberry Chapter, 2022)
Rebecca Wellborn (Nature Coast Chapter, 2022)
Patricia Burgos (Lake Beautyberry Chapter, 2021)
Chris Calder (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2021)
Susan Carr (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 2021)
Jim Erwin (Tarflower Chapter, 2021)
Andee Naccarato (Naples Chapter, 2021)
Melanie Simon (Passionflower Chapter, 2021)
Deborah Curry (Marion Big Scrub Chapter, 2020)
Gail Fishman (Magnolia Chapter, 2020)
Grace Howell (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 2020)
Wendy Poag (Lake Beautyberry Chapter, 2020)
Gail Taylor (Citrus Chapter, 2020)
Karina Veaudry (Pine Lily Chapter, 2020)
Mark Kateli (Cuplet Fern Chapter, 2019)
Patty Phares (Dade Chapter, 2019)
Helen Roth (Magnolia Chapter, 2019)
Winnie Said (Palm Beach Chapter, 2019)
Carol Sullivan (Sparkleberry Chapter, 2019)
Richard Brownscombe (Broward County Chapter, 2018)
Awarded for his years of service to FNPS from his local chapter to the Council of Chapters and the Board of Directors.
Ina Crawford (Sweetbay Chapter, 2018)
Awarded for her years of service on the FNPS Board of Directors.
Gene Kelly (Hernando Chapter, 2018)
Awarded for his years of service to the Society, the Policy Committee, and the Board of Directors.
Paul Schmalzer, PhD (Sea Rocket Chapter, 2018)
Awarded for his years of service to the Society, his chapter, the Science Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors.
Anne Cox, PhD (Cocoplum Chapter, 2017)
Awarded for her service as Past President.
Lassie Lee (Ixia Chapter, 2017)
Awarded for her service as Vice President for Administration.
Marlene Rodak (Coccoloba Chapter, 2017)
Awarded for her work as the Conference Committee Chair.
Juliet Rynear (Heartland Chapter, 2017)
Awarded for her work as the Conservation Committee Chair.
Devon Higginbotham (Suncoast Chapter, 2016)
Awarded for her dedication and work as the V.P. of Finance.
Marlene Rodak (Coccoloba Chapter, 2016)
Marlene was given this award in acknowledgment of her extremely hard work in leading two consecutive conference teams to success.
Marjorie Shropshire (Cocoplum Chapter, 2016)
Awarded for her dedication to excellence in producing the Palmetto and many other artistic works for FNPS.
Ginny Stibolt (Ixia Chapter, 2016)
Awarded for her dedication to FNPS.
Kim Zarillo (Conradina Chapter, 2016)
Awarded for her service as Treasurer and for her assistance with the annual conference. Awarded by President Anne Cox.
Karina Veaudry (Tarflower Chapter, 2015)
Karina was given the award for her guidance and support for our president, Anne Cox, and for her multiple years of service to FNPS as chair of the FNPS Landscape Committee.
David Feagles (Serenoa Chapter, 2013)
Robin Caple (Marion Big Scrub Chapter, 2009)
Awarded for her role as a founder of the Marion County (noe Big Scrub) Chaper and coordination with the FNPS Board.
Shirley Denton, PhD (Suncoast Chapter, 2009)
Awarded for her work in Society leadership, her support of ongoing growth in her roll as Society Past President, creating an on-line membership renewal system and donation system, forwarding website development, and otherwise contributing to FNPS leadership.
Mary and Ron Echols (Naples Chapter, 2009)
Paul Schmalzer, PhD (Sea Rocket Chapter, 2009)
Cindy Liberton (Hernando Chapter, 2008)
Awarded for her service as Communications Chair. She has brought vision for how internal and external communications can work effectively within this society.
Robert Egolf (Serenoa Chapter, 2008)
Kim Zarillo (Conradina Chapter, 2008)
Paul Rebmann (Pawpaw Chapter, 2007)
Paul Rebmann (Pawpaw Chapter, 2007)
Mike Kenton (Serenoa Chapter, 2006)
Don Spence, PhD (Pawpaw Chapter, 2006)
For his work on the Landscape Committee
Sue Thompson (Eugenia Chapter, 2006)
For her work as Treasurer of FNPS
Anne Cox, PhD (Conradina Chapter, 2005)
Awarded for her tireless efforts Land Management Partners Committee Chair. She invented this highly successful FNPS program.
Shirley Denton, PhD (Suncoast Chapter, 2005)
Science Chair, WebMaster. At this time of this award, she had moved the Society forward to have a database driven website on the commercial web servier.
Bob Egolf (Serenoa Chapter, 2004)
Given for being an effective Vice President of Administration and mentor to the President.
Matt King (Palm Beach Chapter, 2004)
Landscape Awards Chair
Cindy Liberton (Hernando Chapter, 2004)
Awarded for her contributions as Communications Chair.
Shirley Denton, PhD (Suncoast Chapter, 2003)
Science Chair and Web Master. At the time of this award, she had reorganized the FNPS website so that it was driven by a menu, with every page available from that menu (prior to that time, there was no clear navigation structure). She also made sure that the website was always current and removed the need to pay for basic webmaster services.
JoAnne Trebatoski (Coccoloba Chapter, 2003)
Service. For acting as Conference Chair, fundraising for the Society, and membership chair.
Richard Wunderlin, PhD (Suncoast Chapter, 2001)
For his tireless efforts on behalf of the FNPS Endowment Fund research awards and FNPS publications.
Gil Nelson, PhD (Magnolia Chapter Chapter, 2000)
Kim Zarillo (Conradina Chapter, 1999)
Leah Wilcox (1997)
For efforts as 1996 Conference Chair
Candace Weller (Pinellas Chapter, 1996)
For her work as treasurer
Peggy Lantz (Tarflower Chapter, 1995)
Paul Davis (1993)
Janice Broda (1992)
Carol Lotspeich (Tarflower Chapter, 1991)
Blaine Williams (1990)
Don Lantz (Tarflower Chapter, 1989)
Joe Cascio (1987)
Ralph Ranney (1987)
Unofficial legal council.
Terry Mock (1986)
Chapter Green Palmetto Awards
Hernando Chapter (Hernando Chapter, 2022)
Pinellas Chapter (Pinellas Chapter, 2022)
Dade Chapter (2021)
Lake Beautyberry Chapter (2021)
Mangrove Chapter (2021)
Conradina Chapter (Conradina Chapter, 2019)
Pawpaw Chapter (2017)
Palm Beach County Chapter (2016)
In recognition of all the effort that went in to making 2015 a banner year in terms of fulfilling our mission and generating momentum that will continue to support chapter growth.
Suncoast Chapter (Suncoast Chapter, 2013)
In recognition of its hosting of the very successful and financially profitable 2012 conference.
Naples Chapter (Naples Chapter, 2012)
Given to the chapter for outstanding growth in membership, improvements to chapter infrastructure including adding a website for the chapter, improved programs, and lots of enthusiasm.
Paynes Prairie Chapter (Paynes Prairie Chapter, 2011)
Pinellas Chapter (Pinellas Chapter, 2009)
For service to their community including native plant outreach, participation on a governmental advisory board, participation in "alliance for a Livable Pinellas", and production of educational materials for public education.
Tarflower Chapter (Tarflower Chapter, 2008)
Given for its extensive agenda of field trips, educational programs, plant rescues, home garden tour, and education and outreach.
Dade Chapter (Dade Chapter Chapter, 2007)
Hernando Chapter (Hernando Chapter, 2007)
Coccoloba Chapter (Coccoloba Chapter Chapter, 1999)
Pinellas Chapter (Pinellas Chapter Chapter, 1998)
For its work with teachers and the community
Dade Chapter (Dade Chapter, 1997)
Suncoast Chapter (Suncoast Chapter Chapter, 1997)
Achievement. For "Right Plants for Dry Places" book
Magnolia Chapter (Magnolia Chapter Chapter, 1996)
Chapter Achievement. for their work in hosting the 1995 conference and installation of a native plant area at MacClay Gardens in Tallahassee
Naples Chapter (Naples Chapter Chapter, 1994)
Pinellas Chapter (Pinellas Chapter Chapter, 1993)
Chapter Achievement. For superior chapter development, for their education activities, and for their chapter project of landscaping the bank property and for their conference efforts
Palm Beach Chapter (Palm Beach Chapter Chapter, 1992)
Chapter Achievement. For their efforts on behalf of Preservation 2000
Suncoast Chapter (Suncoast Chapter Chapter, 1991)
Chaper Achievement. For work with FDOT on a median planting (There is a question as to whether this was awarded in 1990 or 1991).
Jake Stowers (Pinellas Chapter, 2004)
Jake Stowers was given special recognition for Public Service. Over many years, as the Pinellas County Administrator, he was a staunch supporter of good public policy that recognized and supported conservation.