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

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

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Broward Chapter

Email: Richard@Brownscombe.net

Phone: 954-661-6289

Website: http://broward.fnpschapters.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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Citrus Chapter

Email: citrusNPS@gmail.com

Phone: 352 631-8444

Website: http://citrus.fnpschapters.org

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

Meeting Place: 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/

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)

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Conradina Chapter

Email: sharon@maplestreetnatives.com

Phone: 321-729-6857

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

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Cuplet Fern Chapter

Email: CupletFern@gmail.com

Phone: 352-658-3677

Website: http://cupletfern.fnpschapters.org

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

Meeting Place: 200 Fairmont Dr, Sanford, FL

        

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Dade Chapter

Email: pharespl@gmail.com

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

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

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: https://ircnativeplants.org/

Meeting Schedule: Third Thursdays at 7:30 pm

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

     

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Heartland Chapter

Email: emurawski@kleinfelder.com

Phone: 863-393-4647

Website: http://heartland.fnpschapters.org

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: liberton@earthlink.net

Phone: 352-583-2384

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

Additional Info:

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/

Meeting Schedule: 6:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month except for July, August and December

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

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) 529-3754

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)

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

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

Phone: 941-769-3633

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

  

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Marion Big Scrub Chapter

Email: thinkhabitat61@gmail.com

Phone: (941) 321-1556

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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Martin County Chapter

Email: president@martincounty.fnpschapters.org

Phone: 734-502-8563

Website: http://martincounty.fnpschapters.org

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

Additional Info:

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: http://naples.fnpschapters.org/

Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise specified.

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

Additional Info:

About Our Chapter

     

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Nature Coast Chapter

Email: naturecoastfnps@gmail.com

Phone: 727-863-1363

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

Additional Info: The Community Center is located between SR 52 and SR 54 on the west side of the highway, 7 miles 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

Meeting Schedule: TBA

Meeting Place: TBA

Additional Info:

FNPS's newest chapter

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Pawpaw Chapter

Email: guidry.sonya@gmail.com

Phone: 386-690-1797

Website: http://pawpaw.fnpschapters.org

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

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

Additional Info:

fnps.org.

  

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Pine Lily Chapter

Phone: (321) 388-4781

Website: http://pinelily.fnpschapters.org

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: www.pinellasnativeplants.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

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

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

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

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: 941-794-8773

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

Additional Info:

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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South Ridge Chapter

Website: http://southridge.fnpschapters.org

Meeting Schedule: Varies

Meeting Place: Varies

Additional Info:

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

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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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Sumter Chapter

Email: Nancy.Dwyer@MyFWC.com

Phone: 352-568-8277

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)

Additional Info:

October 11th meeting Sumterville Community Builbing, Sumterville, 2427 CR 522

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Suncoast Chapter

Email: info@suncoastnps.org

Phone: 813-478-1183

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

Additional Info:

From I-75, go east on I-4 approx 0.5 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).

     

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Sweetbay Chapter

Email: dcfable@gmail.com

Phone: 850-234-6453

Website: http://sweetbay.fnpschapters.org

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

Meeting Place: Byrne Hall, the Parish Hall of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1608 Baker Court  Panama City 32401

Additional Info:

Byrne Hall, the Parish Hall of St. Andrews Episcopal Church

located at 1608 Baker Court  Panama City 32401

The hall is behind the St. Andrews Episcopal Church on West Beach Drive

  

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Tarflower Chapter

Email: Tarflower.FNPS@gmail.com

Phone: 352-219-5381

Website: https://tarflower.org/web1/

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: thevillages@fnpschapters.org

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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