Sea Rocket Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society


The Sea Rocket Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society works to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

We do this through education, community outreach, volunteering, field trips, guest speakers, charitable giving, and supporting scientific research.

The Sea Rocket Chapter is based in northern Brevard County including the communities of Titusville, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Mims, and Scottsmoor. 

What We Do

Field Trips

We have hikes to visit the wonderful flora in our area, some of which can be found no where else on earth!  Our hikes are lead by Dr. Paul Scmalzer, plant ecologist with the Kenedy Space Center and UCF.

Plant Sales

We have plant sales throughout the year to help you acquire native plants for your own backyard or business as they are hard to find at the big box stores. All of the sales are attended by some of our master gardeners who are happy to help answer any questions you may have or give you some guidance as to what natives may do well in your garden. 

Contact Us !

Our Current Board Members are:

  1. President - Kate Chiodini

  2. Vice President - Lois Harris

  3. Treasurer - Patti Larson

  4. Secretary - Vacant

  5. Chapter Representative - Vacant

  6. Membership - Barbara Gwiazda 

  7. Education / Outreach - Janina Shoemaker

  8. Social Media / Marketing - Kate Chiodini

  9. Nursery - Lois Harris

  10. Hike Leader - Paul Schmalzer, PhD

  11. Newsletter - Jill Whitson

  12. Hospitality - Armad De Filippo


Published on  August 25th, 2019