Chapter logo by Deanna Derosia
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. 


November  2022


Due to the approaching storm, Secret Woods nature Center will be closed. There will be no In-person meeting Wednesday November 9th, 2022 .

Please check our calendar or website for future meeting dates


Field Trip Opportunity

Saturday, November 19th, 2022
8:00am - 12:00pm

Everglades National Park
Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
40001 State Hwy 9336
Homestead, FL 33034

Please join us on a field trip to Everglades National Park! We will meet promptly at 8:00am at the Ernst F. Coe Visitor Center. From there, we will carpool into the park. Please be advised, private vehicle entrance fee is $30.00 and is good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances.

From the visitor center, we will head to the 3-in-1 Trailhead that is located in the Long Pine Key area of the park. Turn left at the Long Pine Key sign from the park road. Follow the road and past the campground entrance. Continue to the end (there is a roundabout) and park. Restrooms and picnic tables are nearby. From the trailhead we will take a leisurely walk creating a loop through Pine Rockland, Hardwood Hammock, and Sawgrass Prairie habitats and will do a short-out-and-back along the Long Pine Key Nature Trail (total distance less than 2 miles).

Attendees are encouraged to wear proper footwear, sun protective clothing, as well as bring water. Also, you're welcome to bring a snack or lunch to picnic following the walk by the lake.

If attendees are interested in further exploring the park, Stephanie Dunn, Broward FNPS, can lead a group to other short trails along the park road.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend this field trip by emailing BrowardChapterFNPS@gmail.com so that we can have a head count of attendees.




Thank you to our chapter members to participating in our online elections. A big welcome to Eric Rupert for joining the Board!

Board Members for 2022-2023

Stephanie Dunn (President)
Mariana Yi (Vice President)
Michelle Fiore (Secretary)
Kay Taylor (Treasurer)
Eddie Yi (Program)
Eric Rupert (Newsletter)
Eileen Pokorny (Website)



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.





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:


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.




1. Natives For Your Heighborhood (website includes cultivation information):
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.