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The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida and the use of Florida native plants in landscaping.

The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (DCFNPS) is one of more than 20 chapters around the state and includes residents of Monroe County. More about us »
Next Meeting in Dade County

Next Meeting in Dade County

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)

Preserving, Restoring and Enhancing Miami-Dade County’s Urban Forest
Joy Klein, Miami-Dade County DERM

Joy will discuss all the trees of our urban forest, including natural areas (especially pine rocklands), roadsides and gardens. She is a long time Florida Native Plant Society member who has worked for over 29 years at Miami-Dade County's Division of Environmental Resources Management. Her responsibilities have included habitat restoration, environmental education, drafting and regulation of tree and landscape codes. In late 2000, Joy developed the County's Adopt a Tree program and has coordinated the program since, as she strives to increase native plant awareness with emphasis on pine rockland management, restoration, education, and conservation.

Upcoming Field Trip

Upcoming Field Trip

Sunday, September 25, 2016: Ned Glenn Pineland Preserve in Cutler Bay

This 10-acre remnant of pine rockland habitat supports a rich flora containing some plants rare in Miami-Dade County. It is not generally open for walk-in visitors, so take this opportunity to see it!

Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!

  • Leader: Steve Woodmansee. (If you have doubts that morning about the weather, call Steve at 786-488-3101.)
  • Bring: Drinks, sun protection. Wear closed shoes and long pants (always a chance of poisonwood or getting scratched in an overgrown area)
  • Difficulty: Moderate, walking a short distance but there may be optional walking on uneven ground or overgrown paths