A Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.
We need your help to preserve environmental areas that clean our waters, provide flood protection and protect native habitat. Click here to learn about this effort and how you can help.
The Naples Chapter offers monthly meetings and field trips
Topic: Creating a Pollinator Garden, presented by Wade Gurley (Biologist & Naples Chapter Treasurer/Membership Chair). This meeting is free and open to the public.
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Listen to Dr. Brian Bovard from Florida Gulf Coast University describe the Naples Chapter and talk about how important native plants are to Collier County! Learn more...
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All Naples Chapter gatherings are temporarily suspended as a precaution to reduce potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our meetings are being held online until further notice. Chapter members and e-newsletter subscribers will receive registration links to attend the meetings live. Presentation recordings will be made available shortly after the meeting.
The Naples Chapter meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise specified. No meetings will be held in July or January due to holidays.
4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, Florida 34112
Meetings are held in the Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center. After coming through the main entrance for Naples Botanical Garden, take your first right to find parking.The Kapnick Center is located just north of Naples Botanical Garden's Chabraja Visitor Center. The auditorium is located at the north end of the Kapnick Center
There's no better way to get a feel for Florida's native plants than to go on a field trip! In the past, many of the Naples Chapter's field trips were guided by Dr. George Wilder, botanist and curator of the Herbarium of Southwestern Florida at Naples Botanical Garden. We also enlist the help of many knowledgeable botanists who live in Collier County.
To be determined. Please check back
Do you have a favorite natural area in southwest Florida that you would recommend for a field trip next season? Please share your ideas via e-mail (Naplesnativeplants@gmail.com) or Facebook! Remember, you can make any day a field trip by noticing and appreciating native plants in your surroundings.
As members of the Florida Native Plant Society working to promote the conservation and restoration of native plant communities in our region, you’re probably aware of the Conservation Collier land acquisition program. What you may not be aware of is that local funding for conservation of new native habitats has run out, and that the County has actually dipped into its management funds to make its most recent acquisitions. In order to continue acquiring new Conservation Collier preserves, expand existing preserves, and pay back borrowed management funds, Collier voters must vote to reestablish the Conservation Collier program this presidential election. By acting now, we can protect environmentally important places in Collier County – forever.
Meeting Your Native Neighbors (children's activities)
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