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
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Free and open to the public
Rare Keys Species and Their Conservation - Janice Duquesnel, Florida Park Service
This presentation focuses on the conservation efforts of five imperiled species in Keys state parks. Janice will also briefly discuss other rare Keys species and the broader ecosystem management strategy of the Florida Park Service.
Janice Duquesnel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography from Catholic University. She moved to the Florida Keys in 1986 and has worked as a biologist for the Florida Park Service for almost 20 years. Janice began as a District biologist working in the 24 state parks from Ft. Pierce to Key West. Since 2005 she has worked in the Florida Keys primarily from Windley Key to Key West.
Janice's responsibilities are wide-ranging and are geared towards protecting the biological and cultural resources in both the upland and submerged resources of the parks.
Upcoming Field Trip
Saturday, November 22, 2014: Juno Dunes Natural Area, Palm Beach County.
This is about 1.5 hours from Kendall. There are 12 native ecosystems to explore, so save the date for an interesting trip. Will be led by Steve Woodmansee.