The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
(covering mostly Lee County, Florida)
Chapter Meetings (open to the public)
We meet at Holton Eco-Preserve at
Universalist Unitarian Church
located at 13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33912
on the THIRD THURSDAY of the month at 6:30 pm for socializing.
At 7 pm, our speaker will present an informative and relative topic.
Then, after a short business meeting, we will auction off native plants
donated by our members.
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO MAY OR DECEMBER MEETING.
These are our volunteer appreciation events (picnic and holiday party)
A memorial service for Dick Workman will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 1-3 pm at Randell Research Center on Pine Island. Please see the attached Santiva Chronicle article for more information: http://santivachronicle.com/Content/Default/Obituaries/Article/Richard-Warren-Workman/-3/11/8923
It is with the heaviest of heart that your Coccoloba Chapter Board announces the passing of Dick Workman at his home this week. For many of you, Dick is the reason you joined FNPS. He was instrumental in so many aspects of Lee County and Florida. He was the first director at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and he started the native nursery there. His was one of the founders of the Florida Native Plant Society and our Chapter. He was a past FNPS president. Dick has been a mentor to the Board and our Chapter.
We are devastated in this loss. To many of us, he was simply a friend. He leaves many friends to mourn.
We will move forward. Dick created the foundation of an organization that will function and thrive despite his departure. He taught us well. We must move forward in his memory.
We anticipate his family and friends will have a ceremony of some sort in the future – when Dick’s siblings can travel here to participate. In the meantime, please keep his family in your thoughts.
Your Coccoloba Board of Directors.
More thanks to the Kelleys and the Columbus Foundation for a second $1000 donation in 2018!
The weedings will continue until morale improves! Ha.
Seriously, we are continuing these into 2019...
Did You Know?
Through native plant sales and grant plantings,
the Coccoloba chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
has provided over 100,000 native plants to Lee County over the past decade.
With the generous support of our sponsors, we can continue providing FREE OUTREACH, along with plant sales, field trips, public plantings and more. Thank you so much to Lee County Division of Natural Resources, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, City of Bonita Springs, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, and Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. Welcome aboard FPL/Nextera!
The Mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration
of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
Support our research and activities by becoming a member today.
Membership dues and donations are tax-deductible.
Native Plant Sale:
Please contact Ryan Scofield so we know you will be attending.
In case of inclement weather, we will try to contact you with a status. However, please feel free to contact us before leaving home if the weather is sketchy.
DID YOU KNOW ...
Often, we will use native plants during our outreach events and classes. These plants are offered for sale at the end of the event. Why?Because native plants are not always easy to find and purchase. Therefore, we can help you get started right away providing vital food and habitat to our local wildlife.