Welcome to the Mangrove Chapter
of the Florida Native Plant Society

Talk and Q&A at Plant Native Day
Native Plant Talk and Q&A by Laura Schiller at Plant Native Day 2020

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.

The Mangrove Chapter serves Charlotte County and southern Sarasota County.

Learn about us, what we do and the

benefits of membership in our local chapter. 

Become a member and post your photos in our Facebook Group.

Please Note:

All meetings and activities have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
We look forward to greeting you in person as soon as it is safe.

Current Month’s Activities

MEETINGS: Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from October Through May at Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood, FL. All meetings are free and open to the public. Go to Meetings for times, location and directions.



FIELD TRIPS: Our Field Trips are held on the last Saturday in the month.   The field trips begin at 9AM, unless otherwise stated.  All field trips are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

PLANT LISTS:    We have Plant Lists from our Field Trips here.

Special Events

Our Chapter focuses on three events during the fall, winter, and spring season:

   The Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival is usually held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Visit www.chnep.org or call 866-835-5785 for more information.

   Our annual “Plant Native” Day, a public outreach program, features lectures, walks and plant sales, and is held on the second Saturday in March. It is held at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood, Florida from 9 AM to 1:00 PM. Details will appear on this website as the event approaches.

The Florida Native Plant Society Annual State Conference is held near the third week in May, rotating to different cities and co-sponsored by a local FNPS Chapter. Visit the Society website for more information.


Updated:  07.26.2020