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Native Plant Day

The Dade Chapter FNPS 20th NATIVE PLANT DAY

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A.D. Barnes Park Natural Area
3401 SW 72 Avenue (Bird Road & SW 72 Ave.), Miami

FREE! Don't miss it! More information »
Programs • Nature walks • Children's activities • Plant clinic • Displays • Plant sales • Book & merchandise sales • Food • Raffles

The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida and the use of Florida native plants in landscaping.

The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (DCFNPS) is one of more than 20 chapters around the state and includes residents of Monroe County. More about us »
Next Meeting in Dade County

Next Meeting in Dade County

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)

Free and open to the public

"Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area" - Tony Pernas, National Park Service

The Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) is a formal partnership of federal, state and local government agencies, tribes, individuals and interested groups that manage invasive species in the Greater Everglades. ECISMA was established in 2006 through a memorandum of understanding. It formalizes cooperation among land manage-ment agencies and improves effectiveness of exotic species control by sharing information, innovation and technology across borders. ECISMA’s efforts have focused on prevention, early detection and rapid response to new invasive species, outreach, and the effective management of established species.

Tony Pernas has been the Coordinator for the National Park Service Florida/Caribbean Exotic Plant Management Team since its inception in 2000. Since joining the NPS in 1988, his career has focused on invasive plant and animal management issues – first as a Resource Management Specialist at Big Cypress National Preserve, and then as a Supervisory Botanist at Everglades National Park. Tony is currently a co-chair of the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA).

Upcoming Field Trip

Upcoming Field Trip

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:45 - 12:30: Everglades National Park - Hike/slog to a cypress dome or gator holes.

Our leader will be Alan Scott, Chief of Resource Education and Interpretation for Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks. Our final destination might be decided at the last minute based on the weather and the group, but it’s sure to be an interesting walk as we go off-trail and into the prairie. In the dry season, chances are we will not be slogging in much water, but be prepared to walk in some muddy water and sharp sawgrass.

Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Wear: Long pants, long sleeves and a hat recommended. Close-toed, lace up shoes with socks are required. No flip flops, sandals or aqua shoes.
  • Also bring: Sunscreen, water to carry, lunch if you want to picnic afterward. A walking stick (a broom handle will do) may be helpful since the footing might be uneven.
  • Park entrance fee: $10 per car (or pass). We’ll carpool in to use available passes or share fees.
  • Lost/late? Try Patty's cell (305-878-5705), the day of the trip only, 305-255-6404 before that day