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We're interested in everything about native plants in Broward: seeing them in the wild, learning their names, discovering rare species, and planting native plants from nurseries in home gardens, commercial landscapes, and public spaces. We work to conserve, preserve, and restore habitats for native plants in Broward. Protecting indigenous plants is essential to the protection of wild and migrating wildlife who absolutely depend on particular native plant species for food and reproduction. Native plants perform many essential functions for healthy ecosystems and a healthy environment for people, too. Explore and enjoy.

Read our eNews, attend speaker events, come on fieldtrips, be an advocate for plants and nature, or join the Florida Native Plants Society (FNPS) to support our work. There are many ways to participate. Find your niche (click here).
 

Search entire COONTIE.ORG website: 

"Nature in Broward: The Silent Crisis of Local Rare Species Extinction"
Palmetto, Florida Native Plant Society Quarterly 35:1 2019

 

MEET with us at Julia Hall, Secret Wood Nature Center to hear a featured SPEAKER on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The public is invited free of charge.

 

WALK with us in the wilds, parks, natural areas, and local gardens to see native plants and wildlife. The public is invited free of charge.

 

CALENDAR for upcoming SPEAKERS and FIELDTRIPS.Note: Updated on the 1st Wednesday of each month. There are no speakers or fieldtrips in July and August.

 


LOOKING FOR NATIVE PLANTS FOR LANDSCAPING? Click here for a list of native nurseries

21 Stand Up At Fort Lauderdale City Commission Meeting
To Save Executive Airport Natural Areas

Wearing green and holding sprigs of native plants, this group of 21 stood in protest of the destruction of City-owned natural areas within the Executive Airpark north of the FXE Airport*. City Mayor Trantalis assigned continued discussion to District 1 Commissioner (district containing the Executive Airport) Heather Moraitis, but no indication of intent to save these natural areas was made by Commissioner Moraitis at the June 11, 2019, meeting. We are planning our next move now. Please write to the City Commissioners (see below) and FXE Board now. Known more for native plant talks and field trips, this group made a polite, but impressive presence at City Hall on May 7. Thank you all!

*These areas are not associated with the proposed stadium areas.

April Chapter eNews explains the issues ... April Newsletter (published April 3, but correspondence with City began March 18)

City of Fort Lauderdale Responds (April 4)

Broward Chapter FNPS President Answers City Letter (April 10)

Burrowing Owls Observed on Parcel C (April 28)

HELP US SAVE THESE NATURAL AREAS. Many voices, short and polite, are the most effective...  
Mayor Dean Trantalis; Phone: 954 828-5004, Email: DTrantalis@fortlauderdale.gov  
Vice Mayor/District III Commissioner Robert L. McKinzie; Phone: 954-828-5004, Email: RMckinzie@fortlauderdale.gov  
District I Commissioner Heather Moraitis; Phone: 954 828-5033, Email: HMoraitis@fortlauderdale.gov  
District II Commissioner Steve Glassman; Phone: 954 828-5923, Email: PRaju@fortlauderdale.gov
Dist. IV Commissioner Ben Sorensen; Phone: 954 828-5003, Email: BSorensen@fortlauderdale.gov 

Broward County Mayor Mark D. Bogen; Phone: 954- 357-7002, Email: mbogen@broward.org

MOST RECENT ACTION
June 28, 2019

This letter sent to Broward Mayor and County Commissioners.

NEW! You can now SIGN OUR PETITION online and post this link elsewhere:
http://chng.it/dxtMCnnY9k
Thank you!


 

 


 

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FNPS Landscaping Brochure

Here is the Southeast Regional FNPS Native Landscaping brochure. One side shows 63 recommended native landscape species in their "right place" (sunny-dry soils, for example) with at least 6 species for each light and soil-moisture zone.

The other side has basic native landscaping tips and recommended links and books for additonal information. You can get a copy at any Broward Chapter event.

Or view the brochure online here.

 

 


THREE VALUABLE LANDSCAPING RESOURCES

1. Natives For Your Heighborhood (website includes cultivation information):
https://www.regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/default.asp
 
2. A List of Broward Native Plants sorted for landscaping by moisture, light, and size:
Landscape & Enthusiast Plants Native to Broward

Cutting-edge tech solutions for climate, pollution,
and other conundrums... Biomimacry.org

 

Explore the PLANTS + menu above for much more information about Broward native plants.