Mission: To promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of florida.
Programs: Chapter support - 2880 members receive support for field trips, monthly education programs and presentations to civic and business groups. This includes publication of a bimonthly newsletter, the sabel minor, and a quarterly magazine, the palmetto, which are both sent to members.
educational conference - approximately 315 particpants in sessions and workshops on native plant communities and the cultural history of flora, with field trips lead by expert biologists.
research - 2880 members plus others benefit benefit from the research involving florida native plant communities and the cultural history of flora.
FNPS provides education on the value of planting native. In Florida in particular, this is an important tool in keeping our environment clean and diverse, and in teaching the principles of right place/right plant with the end effect of keeping water use to a minimum. Municipalities, counties, and some state agencies have adopted the guidelines of planting native, which is testament to the validity, good science, and beauty of this program.