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National Organizations Directory

As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Florida Native Plant Society

Address: P.O. Box 278
Melbourne, FL 32902

Region: Southeast

Phone: (321) 271-6702
Fax: (815) 361-9166
Web: www.fnps.org

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: State/Regional
Organization Type: Native Plant Society

Services this organization provides

  • Work on restoration projects
  • Lobby government
  • Natural habitat management
  • Support research with grants, awards, etc.
  • Publish research
  • Provide educational programming
  • Membership program
  • Membership list
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
  • Propagate native plants
  • Native plant sales

Native Plant Focus: FNPS was founded as a scientific organization and supports research into Florida native plants and plant communities through grants, publication in the Palmetto, and information sharing. Members are organized into regional chapters that perform community education, habitat restoration, and advocate habitat preservation on the local and state levels. Annual state conference has multiple tracks with speakers and field trips designed for academics, land managers and homeowners.

Publications: The Palmetto (quarterly magazine), Sabal Minor (bimonthly newsletter)

Description: The Florida Native Plant Society has over 2,900 members in 26 chapters dedicated to preserving, conserving, and restoring the native plants communities of the Sunshine State. The Society's activities include field trips, plant rescues, native plant sales, plant inventories, demonstration gardens, restoration projects, highway plantings, exotic plant removals, and workshops on native plant identification. The purpose of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

Last Update: 2006-07-10
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