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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.

Our Mission: To promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Broward County. 

 

May Field Trip:

Jonathan Dickinson State Park in
Hobe Sound

 

Since last month's field trip to this state park was full and had a waiting list we are going to head back there for May!

16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
$6.00 entrance free per vehicle (2 to 8 occupants)
$4.00 entrance free for single-occupant vehicle


Saturday, May 22, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm

Join us on a exploration of Jonathan Dickinson State Park. We will venture out on a few of the park's trails. First, we will meet at the parking area adjacent to the Ranger Station  and then will caravan towards the the river area of the park. We will stop at a couple of locations along the park road, one of which was recently burned. We will then walk the Kitching Creek Nature Trail (1.4 miles). This trail may be wet or muddy in some spots. To end the trip, we will walk the Hobe Mountain Trail (0.4 mile boardwalk with stairs) to the observation tower overlooking the park. 

Masks and social distancing is required on the field trip. Sign up is also required. Field trip attendance is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

RSVP for the field trip by emailing BrowardChapterFNPS@gmail.com with your name, your contact information, and how many spots you're requesting.

Spots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. You'll receive an email reply confirming if you've secured a spot or if you're on the waiting list. If you secure a spot and are unable to attend, please send an email notification so that someone else can fill your spot.  

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Registration for the FNPS Annual Conference is OPEN! Conference will be held virtually May 14th - 16th, 2021.

Attendee registration for the entire conference is just $35.

 

Click this link to register or to find more details.

 

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The Florida Native Plant Society
license plate is a reality!


 
Governor DeSantis has signed legislation granting FNPS our own license plate. You can pre-order your plate either at your Tax Collector’s office or your Highway Safety/Motor Vehicles’ office or by visiting the link below. FNPS must pre-sell 3,000 vouchers before the State will manufacture the license plate. The Florida Native Plant Society will receive $20.00 for each plate sold to further our mission work.

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR YOUR FNPS PLATE

 

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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


Search the website here:

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.