Meetings and Events

Our meetings are notorious for intriguing topics and a great light supper. If you want to meet the "who's who" in Hernando County or just learn all about native plants come to our general meetings. We look forward to meeting you!

Our regular monthly meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first Monday of the month. Arrive at 6:30 for a light meal and socializing.

Please note: Our  meetings are currently held at Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville FL 34601 -  Click here for map

Our calendar (scroll down) features our and other like-minded organizations activities working to preserve and restore Florida's native plant communities. Educational programs will help you learn about native plants, both in the wild and in landscapes.

Hernando Chapter Fall Plant Sale
Sept 30, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chinsegut Hill Retreat
Mark your calendar and make a list!  We'll have at least 4 native plant vendors on the hill this year to bring love to your landscape. Fall is the perfect time to plant both wildflower seeds and trees and shrubbery. 

Hernando Chapter Meeting and Public Program
October 2, 7:00 pm
Featuring Hernando County's Public Land Managers
Chinsegut Hill Retreat

October is Florida Native Plants month, celebrating the best blooms of the year. Our expert panel of land managers will let us know where to go for the county's phenomenal fall flora.  

Representatives from Florida Forest  Service, Florida  Fish and Wildlife Conservation, SWFWMD and the Hernando Environmentally Sensitive Lands program have been invited to spotlight the beauty and biodiversity of the properties in their care. After this panel discussion, attendees will vote on the destination of the Chapter field trip on Saturday, October 14.


International Coastal Cleanup
Rescheduled for October 21, 2017

Location- Linda Pederson Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd, Hernando Beach FL, 34607

Hosted by Hernando County ESL and the University of Florida IFAS Hernando Extension Office 

How it works – Open to all ages; Participants will be assigned to an area based on capabilities; Total clean up range will be from Pine Island to Hernando Beach and everywhere in between.


What to Bring-  Footwear that can tolerate water, Gloves, Sunscreen, and Bug repellant.  If you have a boat, kayak, or canoe, you are welcome to bring it and clean up from the water.  Boat ramps are located at Hernando Beach, Jenkins Creek, Rogers Park, and Bayport Park. 

 For additional details please visit

or contact our host, Brittany Hall-Scharf (Sea Grant Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension)
352-754-4433 or

Our Partners

Florida Native Plant Society
Throughout the state, our 30+ Chapters are hosting programs and fieldtrips that are open to the public, and feature the hallmark focus on our mission: conservation, preservation and restoration of the "Real Florida." Visit the FNPS website to explore the state-wide calendar.

Hernando Audubon Society
The Hernando Audubon Society's Web Site has event and activity information!  Go to: Hernando Audubon Home Page.

Chinsegut Conservation Center
Florida Fish; Wildlife Conservation Commission, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (Route 476), Brooksville, FL.   Go to Chinsegut Events 

We are sure to see liatrus no matter what property we visit for our fall field trip!