What we're about

This meetup group is for the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Our mission is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of Florida's native plants and native plant communities. We have field trips to see Florida's wild areas both near and far, presentations by various speakers on a wide range of environmental subjects, plant sales, and volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more about native plants, gardening and landscaping with natives, Florida's ecology, and basically, what the heck all those leafy green things growing out there in the woods are - we are the group for you! Please keep in mind, that while we allow anyone to join our Meetup group, being a Meetup member is not the same as being a member of the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Please come to a few of our meetings and field trips, and if you enjoy what we do, consider becoming an official member of the Florida Native Plant Society/Suncoast Chapter.

Florida Native Plant Society http://www.fnps.org/

Suncoast Native Plant Society http://suncoast.fnpschapters.org/

Upcoming events (5+)

Native Plant Walks at Lettuce Lake

Lettuce Lake Park

Come discover the beauty of native plants on a guided walk with a representative of the Suncoast Native Plant Society. The two hour walk will start at the Visitor’s Center. After a short presentation, we will walk the park trails and boardwalk to see what grows naturally in the hardwood swamp and learn how native plants benefit us. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are FREE, but there is a $2 entrance fee per vehicle (up to 8 people) to get into the park.

Chapter Meeting

Seminole Heights Branch Library

"Florida Geology and Its Impact on Native Plants" speaker John Miller

Monthly Field Trip

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Native Plant Walks at Lettuce Lake

Lettuce Lake Park

Come discover the beauty of native plants on a guided walk with a representative of the Suncoast Native Plant Society. The two hour walk will start at the Visitor’s Center. After a short presentation, we will walk the park trails and boardwalk to see what grows naturally in the hardwood swamp and learn how native plants benefit us. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are FREE, but there is a $2 entrance fee per vehicle (up to 8 people) to get into the park.

Past events (250)

Monthly Field Trip

Lettuce Lake Park

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