Big Bend Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society

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Big Bend Information

Welcome to Big Bend Chapter of FNPS.org portal!

We are happy you visited us and we hope to see you at one of our meetings or events.  

This page will be your go to page for News & Information regarding our Chapter and any additional information you would need regarding monthly meetings, Agendas, Upcoming Events, Goals and Projects.

Our Initiative:

Promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.  ~ Guardians of Native Plants One Species at a Time!

Our Mission:

Our mission is simple:  Sharing our friendships for the environment and one another.  Advocating for the environment's best interests through education, preservation and hands on experiences.  Preserving our land resources is our personal responsibility and goal for the present and future, leaving the world a better place going forward.

Learning --

  1. Our next meeting is scheduled for the fourth Monday of the Month from 6pm - 8pm with free refreshments and a speaker with interesting information that will be very intersting learn and expand our knowledge . 
  2. A presentation on the Plant of the Month 

Projects --

          Our first project is to provide friendly anti-littering signs around the community to assist in our efforts to keep Taylor County and surrounding areas beautiful, natural and clean!  The signs will read "Please Leave Nothing But Foot Prints"  Taylor County Administration, Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and FDOT are all pitching in to provide funding and resources for this project.  We currently have accomplished site surveys at 7 locations for the first phase of this very important project.

Events --

Kayaking down the Steinhatchee River on April 28, 2018 to document the river and observe invasive plants that are encroaching on native plants along the river banks.  Also in observance of anual Earth Day, and Anti-Litering Month we will be picking up any trash we find along the way as a river cleanup project.  

We will be conducting 4 of these trips, one every quarter for the next year.  We look forward to this exciting event.  Come join in the fun!

 

Published on  September 12th, 2018