The Mission of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
The Cuplet Fern Chapter serves Central Florida with a focus in Seminole County
Native Plant Education
Many people are "plant-blind" -- to them plants are the green stuff. What we know little about tends to be valued less. The Cuplet Fern Chapter, and FNPS work to teach people about the plants that we live with and why they, and the native plant communites around us are important.
Native Ecosystem Preservation and Management
When we convert native plant ecosystems to subdivisions and farms, we lose the native plant communities that they supported. The same thing happens when we withdraw management - some systems become overgrown losing wildflowers that need light, some get taken over by non-native invasive species. Did you know that most of the really bad weeds that you see are non-native? .
Sustainability, Bringing Nature Home
Local actions can make a difference. When we change our landsaping to include native plants grown with techniques that minimize the need for added water and fertilizer, we can and do minimize our footprint on our environment.