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All creatures depend on plants, and now all nature depends on us. Odd that humans, an intelligent species, have been so slow to realize their dependence on nature for air, water, and life itself. Join us in protecting nature and bringing our indigenous plants* to our cities.
Header photo by Richard Brownscombe: Pinebarren frostweed, Crocanthemum corymbosum,
in Fern Forest
*Note: Buy plants from native nurseries or trade with enthusiasts, NEVER take plants or any part from parks or the wilds.
 
Mission: To promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Broward County.

*Special note:  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Broward Chapter monthly meetings have been suspended until furthur notice. Please check calendar or website for virtual meeting details.
 
Broward FNPS Field Trip Saturday October 24th
Join us on a 2-mile walk led by Stephanie Dunn through Cypress Creek Natural Area. Along the planned route, attendees will get to see the variety of habitats - mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, hydric hammock, wet prairie, dome swamp, depression marsh, and blackwater stream. Be prepared to get your feet wet. Masks and social distancing is required. Registration is required, attendance is only open for Broward Chapter members only due to limited space because of COVID-19 restrictions.Click to register on the link below.
 
Wonderful News for Florida
Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature this year in July achieved something rarely seen by conservation supporters—a string of “wins” to benefit our natural resources during the recent legislative session.   Chief among these positive actions is the renewed funding for Florida Forever. 
 
 

 


List of Broward "Protected Natural Lands"
Including Coordinates
 
(Jan 2020 PDF)

Keeping our eyes on the welfare of plants and wildlife on Broward's Protected Natural Lands is everyone's responsibility. Use the list above to ensure these lands are cared for.

Current and historical records of Broward County Natural Lands:
Tax Parcels (Foilio Numbers) associated with current protected natural lands
Old March 2, 2011 "Natural Lands Inventory," County record
Broward County 2010 Natural Land (in green) Inventory Map


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Watch this calendar for up-to-date Chapter for future event information.

CALENDAR for upcoming SPEAKERS and FIELDTRIPS.Note: Updated on the 1st week of each month. Currently there will be virtual meetings or fieldtrip videos until furture notice..
 
A 10-minute read on species loss in Broward and how to stop it:
 

LOCAL NURSERIES:  NATIVE PLANTS FOR LANDSCAPING? Click here


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

Action Notice To Broward County Commissioners
June 28, 2019
This letter sent to Broward Mayor and County Commissioners 

Regarding May 2020 Destruction of River Oaks Preserve
Letter TO County regarding failure to protect River Oaks Preserve, a Protected Natural Land
Letter FROM County regarding failure to protect River Oaks Preserve
 (highlights added)
Attachment to letter from County - Permit Modification
Attachment to letter from County - Commencement
Attachment to letter from County - Project Details


 

 


 

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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 a low resolution version of 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.