Mangrove Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society

GRANTS

Mangrove Chapter, FNPS grant support the planting of Florida Native Plants. Funds are available to create a public wildlife garden, to rehabilitate or enhance an existing garden, to replace invasive, exotic species with Florida native plants, to enhance a clubhouse, business, or non-profit entryway with Florida native plants, to plant native habitat around retention ponds, to add native plants to preservation areas, and/or for any educational planting. Grants are limited to $250 per grant request.

To apply for a grant download the grant application document [Word (.docx) or PDF].  Complete, and either attach to an email to MangroveFNPS60@gmail.com OR mail the printed form to:

MCFNPS Grant Committee
PO Box 1153
Englewood, FL 34295 – 1153

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To receive this award the following conditions must be met. Check to show that you agree:

  • Planting shall be in a public space or, in the case of Gated Communities or other areas with restricted access, in a “common” space open to that community. No private yards will be supported. Grant shall not be limited to gardens alone but will include public areas being reclaimed or rehabilitated.

  • Permission must be obtained from the owners of the area where the planting is planned.

  • Any Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FEPPC) listed invasive, exotic plants in the planting area shall be removed. No plants on the current FEPPC list of invasive, exotic plant species shall be planted. See www.FEPPC.org for list.

  • Plans for the planting area must be submitted to the Mangrove Chapter, FNPS Grant Committee.

  • A site visit shall be a part of the grant consideration process

  • No commercial pesticides shall be used in the garden. Natural remedies, such as soap suds are allowed.

  • No commercial fertilizers shall be used in the garden. Natural products, such as manure, Black Cow, compost decayed vegetative matter are acceptable.

  • No mulch products made from cypress, colored recycled wood waste (red mulch), or recycled tire tread material shall be used. Melaleuca or Eucalyptus mulch, pine needles, leaves or decaying vegetative matter are excellent mulches.

  • Plantings shall be tended on a regular basis and the plan to have the garden maintained during the summer months must be submitted with the application.

  • Plantings shall be watered at planting, and as needed to establish. Following that, water must be used sparingly to be “water-wise”.

  • The Garden shall be protected from mowing and foot traffic.

  • Awardees are requested to present a short “before and after” presentation at a Mangrove Chapter meeting, and must provide a final report with photos to the grant committee. Evidence must be presented as to how the planting was maintained over the summer months. Awardee will be asked to prepare a short article with before and after pictures to the Chapter for inclusion into its newsletter.

  • Plantings shall receive a sign that funding for the purchase of plants was provided by the Mangrove Chapter, FNPS. This sign must be posted in a readily visual area at the planting location.

Payment must be made by check after the submission of a paid invoice/receipt for the purchase of plants which must be itemized by plant species (and size). Purchases will be reviewed by grant committee & only native plant species will be reimbursed.

Mail completed application to:

MCFNPS Grant Committee
PO Box 1153
Englewood, FL 34295 – 1153

Or Attach the application and email to MangroveFNPS60@gmail.com

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