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 March 9, 7:00PM

Climate Change: Global Negotiations, Local Impacts. Presented by Rene Wiesner Brown, PhD

Nature Coast Native Plant Sale. Saturday, March 23, 10AM - 2PM

Get your spring garden started with a variety of Florida native plants.

February, 2024 Field Trip

Join us at beautiful USF Botanical Gardens. Saturday, February 24, 2024 starting at 9:30AM

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


Nature Coast News Updates

The January - February 2024 Nature Coast Newsletter has arrived.

Click here for your reading pleasure.

Topics for everyone:

  • Upcoming Event, Florida State Fair 2024

  • Information on our upcoming February meeting and field trip



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.