Blog Category: Conservation

Outback Key Coastal Dune Habitat Is a Haven for Birds

Lorraine Margeson will tell you that she is a “bird person” and not a “plant person”. But while she has been zealously guarding nesting shorebirds at Outback Key, she has also been watching the plants, observing habitat succession in action. Barrier islands are constantly reshaped by wind and waves, and Outback Key formed gradually over

Pinellas Chapter FNPS Adopts A Dune at Honeymoon Island

The Pinellas Chapter FNPS accepted a challenge recently from the Friends of the Island Parks to "Adopt-A-Dune" at Honeymoon Island State Park. The chapter donated $2,000 to fund replanting of shoreline vegetation that has been lost due to erosion.  Chapter members are invited to to help HISP rangers plant new dunes species, listen

Pinellas Chapter Awarded $5,000 Conservation Grant From FNPS

The Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has been awarded the FNPS 2021 Conservation Grant to perform a floristic inventory of the newly-protected and hard-won Gladys Douglas property. The 44-acre Douglas property located on the border of Dunedin and Clearwater was purchased jointly by the City of Dunedin and Pinellas County for

It's official! The City of Dunedin is the new owner of the 44 acre Gladys E. Douglas Preserve.

Dunedin closed on the $10 million dollar purchase of the Gladys Douglas property on May 13th. Pinellas Chapter members Commissioner Deborah Kynes and Commissioner Jeff Gow participated in the the official signing ceremony on the property, along with City Manager Jennifer Bramley, Mayor Julie Ward

Developer Pulte Homes Backs out of Douglas Estate Deal, But What’s Next for this Precious Native Habitat?

Conservation fans will be relieved to hear that developer Pulte Homes backed out of their contract to develop the Gladys Douglas Preserve, forty-four acres of precious Pinellas County habitat. This is a short term success for conservation, however, we must continue to keep close watch on the City of Dunedin and Pinellas County
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.