Welcome to the Nature Coast Chapter of FNPS

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities of Florida.


We work to protect plants and their habitat by supporting acquisition and management of Florida's remaining natural lands.


Restoration brings back life on degraded lands to improve habitat for wildlife and the plants they require for survival.

Nature Coast Chapter Meeting May 14, 7:00PM

Tom Ries, a nationally known ecologist. Ecosphere Restoration Institute - Our Mission, Accomplishments and Future Initiatives.

Celebrate Earth Day at Crews Lake Wilderness Park. Saturday, April 27, 2024

Celebrate Mother Earth. This event promotes environmental education with tips on how to become more sustainable.

April 20, 2024 Field Trip

Circle B Bar Reserve Hike. A joint field trip with the Heartland Chapter. Lots to see on this 1,267 acre property.

Join the Nature Coast Chapter and Plant a New Garden  

 Dear Members, 

If you are able, please join us to plant our new garden in Wesley Chapel at 9:00 am on Thursday, April 18th. Bring shovels, gloves, sunscreen, a hat and water. The planting should go quickly with lots of hands.

The address is Wesley Chapel District Park 7727 Boyette Rd, Wesley Chapel, Fl 33545. It’s just east of I75 and south off Overpass Rd. Becky Clayton will be there to oversee the project. 

Thanks for volunteering,

Laurie Campbell

President, Nature Coast Chapter of FNPS

Nature Coast News Updates

The March - April 2024 Nature Coast Newsletter has arrived.

Click here for your reading pleasure.

Topics for everyone:

  • Upcoming Events

  • Information on our upcoming March and April meeting and field trip

Nature Coast Chapter at the 2024 Florida State Fair


A Message from our Chapter President

From the first, I saw this chapter as both very active and organized. Our chapter is out in the community promoting native plants with plant sales and educational booths at local events all around the nature coast. We have an impressively large group of enthusiastic people who come to all our meetings and attend the field trips. And, no wonder everyone is so keen to attend, because our meetings and field trips are always interesting and informative.  Plus, we are never short of volunteers for all the events that are planned.
As Molly Hays pointed out in her last message for 2023, there are a lot of key players that make this all work. So I'm hoping, with their support, and more importantly, with their guidance, I can fill the role of president and help our chapter keep moving forward as successfully as we have in the past. 

Laurie Campbell
FNPS Nature Coast Chapter President


A member photo of the October Field Trip to Janet Butterfield Brooks Wildlife and Environmental Area.

The above photo is from our recent Plant Sale, October - 2023

We had 17 paddlers on our kayak field trip down the Chassahowitzka River on September 19th.  

"Nature Coast Chapter Happenings"

Photos from the June 3 meeting and field trip at Crystal Springs Preserve.  

Photos from the Croom field trip on April 15.  Colleen Werner from Withlacoochee State Forest hosted the trip.  Colleen was wonderful!


The Native Plant Sale on Saturday, March 25th was a big success!  In addition to a variety of plants, customers purchased books, birdboxes, professional photos and learned about the benefits of joining the Nature Coast Chapter of FNPS. 


Pictured below are photos from the March Field Trip, "Talk and Walk at Upper Tampa Bay Conservation Park."



Join our volunteers the fourth Monday of each month from 9 to 10am sprucing up the Nature Coast Chapter Demonstration Garden at Heritage Park.

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.