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Seed collecting is a leisurely way to enjoy the prairie and learn about prairie grasses! Our first…

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2017 PRAIRIE STAMPEDE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & AWARDS DINNER Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm This is a potluck dinner, so register and bring something tasty! 

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Prairie Facts

Barbara Keller-Willy

President

Sugarland

Barbara Keller-Willy has served on NPAT’s board of directors since 2013 and is currently serving as President.

She also devotes time to several other community service organizations including Field Museum in Chicago, US Fish and Wildlife, and Fort Bend’s Coastal Prairie Texas Master Naturalist Chapter. 

Ms. Willy is Founder and Executive Director of Monarch Gateway, a Fort Bend County, Texas non-profit seeking to create contiguous pollinator habitats across the coastal and central flyways of Texas. Her interest in native prairie restoration led her on an eight-year quest to develop a propagation method for the finicky native milkweeds of Texas. In 2015 she donated 7,000 native milkweed plants to pollinator projects across Texas. Prior to that she began working with cities in Fort Bend County to create an Urban Pollinator/Monarch Conservation Model with the hope of expanding along the central and coastal flyways and other communities in Texas.

Ms. Willy is caretaker and owner of a Blackland prairie family homestead in Milam County, Texas. She is committed to educating the children of our communities as they are the ‘future caretakers of our land’.