Sea Rocket Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society


Due to COVID-19, the Sea Rocket Board voted to suspend General Meetings and Outreach commitments untill further notice. We're disappointed, but we believe these actions are in the best interest of our members, and the community as a whole. Being active, and spending time outdoors is the best prescription - and it's free for everyone. We are still conducting workdays at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and have some small-group hikes. Although we are not meeting in person you can go to our FNPS youtube channel for great native plant presentations: 
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 hike leader is Dr. Paul Scmalzer, plant ecologist with the Kenedy Space Center and UCF. Check our Calendar page for upcoming hikes.

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. Check our Calendar page for upcoming sales.

Contact Us !

Our Current Board Members are:

  1. President - Linda Sackman

  2. Vice President - Kristina Jackson

  3. Treasurer - Patti Larson

  4. Secretary - Laura Covel

  5. Chapter Representative - Elizabeth Bishop

  6. Membership - Barbara Gwiazda 

  7. Education / Outreach - Janina Shoemaker

  8. Digital Archivist - David Humphrey

  9. Nursery - Lois Harris

  10. Hike Leader - Paul Schmalzer, PhD

  11. Newsletter - Jill Whitson

  12. Hospitality - Armad De Filippo


Published on  February 13th, 2021