FMNP Regional and Local Chapters

As the FMNP continues to grow, there will be local environmental needs and opportunities, including the desire of FMNP graduates to volunteer and become more involved in environmental events and projects in their community. The most efficient way of organizing these opportunities is to develop FMNP Chapters under the facilitation of FMNP Instructors and participation of FMNP graduates.

For example, field trips, special topic guest speakers, and conservation activities could be identified and hosted by an FMNP Chapter. It is the desire of the FMNP State Office to assist by providing FMNP Chapters the tools they require to meet their goals. This website is the beginning of that process. The formation of Regional and local Chapters will provide direct benefits to FMNP Instructors and students as they continue their life-long learning and discovery process. We intend to report all the great accomplishments each chapter completes so that everyone recognizes the continuing contributions of those who comprise the FMNP.

To establish a new FMNP Chapter, see the New FMNP Chapter Checklist (Word doc or PDF) ) to assist your efforts. You may use the Pinellas County Chapter Bylaws and the St. Lucie County Chapter Bylaws for additional guidance.

Below is a listing of current FMNP Chapters in alphabetical order. The effort to develop more chapters is currently under way.

Central East FMNP Regional Chapter

Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, *Martin county folks welcome
FMNP Facilitators: Ken Gioeli and Wren Underwood
Chapter Website

Central FMNP Regional Chapter

Volusia, Marion, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Polk, Osceola, Hardee, Desoto, Highlands
FMNP Facilitator: David Griffis
Phone: 386-822-5778
Chapter Website

Charlotte County FMNP Regional Chapter

FMNP Facilitator: Jamie Reynolds
Chapter Website

Hillsborough County FMNP Chapter

FMNP Facilitator: Dolly Cummings
Phone: 813-641-8545
Chapter Website

Nature Coast FMNP Regional Chapter

Levy, Citrus, Hernando
FMNP Facilitators: Vicky and JD Mendenhall
Chapter Website

Northeast FMNP Regional Chapter

Nassau, Baker, Duval, Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler
FMNP Facilitator: Carol Wyninger
Phone: 904-387-8850
Chapter Website

Northwest FMNP Regional Chapter

Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Franklin
FMNP Facilitators: Chris Verlinde and Denise Williams
Chapter Website

Pasco County FMNP Chapter

Crystal Springs Preserve
FMNP Facilitator: Karen Pate
Phone: 813-715-9707
Chapter Website

Pinellas County FMNP Chapter

FMNP Facilitators: Jeanne Murphy and Brian Lane
Chapter Board Meetings: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month
Meeting location: Panera Bread at 10801 Starkey Road, Largo; Bardmoor Promenade
Chapter Website: http://www.pinellasmasternaturalists.org/
Chapter Email: Friends@PinellasMasterNaturalists.org
Chapter Website

Southeast FMNP Regional Chapter

Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe
FMNP Facilitator: Erik Neugaard
Chapter Website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/457766781037867

Space Coast FMNP Regional Chapter

Brevard, Indian River, Volusia
FMNP Facilitator: Holly Abeels
Chapter Website: http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu/marine/scrc.shtml
Chapter Email: spacecoastmasternaturalists@gmail.com

St Lucie FMNP Regional Chapter

Martin, St Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee
FMNP Facilitator: Ken Gioeli
Chapter Website: http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu/master_naturalist.html
Chapter Email: ktgioeli@ufl.edu
Chapter Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/188437214590420/