A Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.
Members of Naples Native Plants enjoy sharing their passion for native plants. We volunteer for native landscaping consultations, plant sales, habitat restorations, and more! Join us today!
Naples Native Plants is a chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Our mission is to conserve and restore Collier County's native plant communities. Free native plant resources can be found on this website. We strive to collaborate with increasing numbers of community organizations for native plant landscaping, conservation, and education. Naples Native Plants is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Help us reach our goals by making a donation today!
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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.
The Naples Chapter is now offering hybrid meetings. Attendees may choose to join the meeting in person at Naples Botanical Garden or on Zoom. Meetings are free and open to the public. Find more details about our next meeting below!
Date: Wednesday,June 1st, 2022
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm for social time and refreshments. Meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Topic:Connecting Children with Plants
Presenter: Kaitlyn Dillard (Education Programs Manager, Naples Botanical Garden)
Location: Kapnick Center at Naples Botanical Garden
Directions: After coming in the main entrance to Naples Botanical Garden, take your first right towards the Kapnick Center (4940 Bayshore Drive). Meeting located in the Buehler Auditorium at north end of the Kapnick Center.
Optional: If you cannot attend in person, register below to receive a Zoom link. A recording of the meeting will be available on our website and YouTube Channel .
Event: Field Trip
Organized by: Collier County Parks & Recreation
Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Locations: Freedom Park Park
Freedom Park offers a good opportunity to compare and contrast the native plant species in both natural and created wetlands. The main focus of this field trip will be getting acquainted with the native plants in the natural wetland on the east side of the park. Time permitting, we may explore the created wetlands on the west side. This field trip is expected to last two hours and may cover up to 1.5 miles on boardwalk and/or paved paths. Admission and parking are free.
Limit: Up to 15 members may participate
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Would you like the Naples Chapter to speak to your group or participate in your community event? Please contact us at Naplesoutreach@fnps.org. For general inquiries use the form below:
Help us record when native plants bloom in Southwest Florida!
The Naples Chapter launched a citizen science project using iNaturalist in October to document native plants in bloom. Our goal is for project members to photograph as many flowering native plants as possible throughout the year and share their observations with other nature enthusiasts on iNaturalist. After the year is over, the Naples Chapter will present a "Bloom Color Chart" that visually displays which months of the year specific native plants bloom in Southwest Florida.
Every member of the Naples Chapter is eligible for a one-hour native landscaping consultation at their home. Fellow members volunteer to identify native plants that are present, identify any invasive plants to remove, and suggest additional native plants that could be added to the site.
Interested in a native landscaping consultation, but not yet a member? Join the Florida Native Plant Society here. Memberships start at $35/year (individual). Be sure to indicate that you are joining the Naples Chapter.
Community representatives are welcome to contact us to schedule a one-hour site visit for small-scale common areas. Please give at least one month's notice so we have time to include the volunteer opportunity in our monthly e-newsletter. We request that at least two members of the landscaping committee become members of the Naples Chapter.
Contact us at Naplesnativeplants@fnps.org to receive a consultation request form.
Thank you for doing YOUR part to preserve, conserve, and restore native plants in Collier County!
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