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 to learn and expand our knowledge. 
  2. A presentation on the Plant of the Month 

Projects --

 Our first project and priority 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 message is "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 --

End of Year Event for Big Bend Chapter ~ 

Big Bend is having an end of year event on Saturday 11-24-18 at the lovely Manatee Springs State Park.  More to follow, we will be learning about prescribed fires and watchin presentations, also taking a wagon ride around the park learning about the various terrains and how the first settlers lived and existed in these environments.  See flyer on our Calendar

Come join in the fun!!!  Invite family & friends  ...All are welcome!  We will be serving refreshents - Brunswick Stew & Corn Bread. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience email bigbendchapter.fnps@gmail.com or call/text (954) 554-5041

This event will serve as our November & December meetings.  

Kayak - River Cleanup

Kayaking down the Steinhatchee River 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 attempting to conduct 4 of these trips, weather permitting, one every quarter for the next year.  Unfortunately 2018 has been a challenging year with the River swells and flooding due to the storms and frequent rain storms.  We look forward to this exciting series of events in 2019, stay tuned...  Come join in the fun!

 

Published on  November 18th, 2018