In the News

REMAINING December 2017 Chapter Meetings and those planned for January & February, 2018: Please monitor chapter pages (links below) and News & Events pages!…

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Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm San Antonio NPAT Chapter Monthly Meeting“MISSION REACH Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project”,  Environmental Sciences, San Antonio…

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SAVE THE DATE! WEDNESDAY, 6:30-8:30 PM CenTex NPAT Chapter MeetingLisa and Jason Spangler! Georgetown Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626: (This meeting…

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Prairie Facts

Pat Merkord

Executive Director

Pat Merkord served the Board of Directors of the Native Prairies Association of Texas as Secretary and President prior to moving into her current role, Executive Director. 

She owns a consulting business, Bluestem Environmental Consultants. Her previous business endeavors included wildlife management plans, wildlife and endangered species surveys, plant surveys and watershed evaluations. 

A retired high school biology/chemistry teacher, Ms. Merkord earned her master’s degree in Biology with a specialty in Wildlife.  She is especially interested in prairie conservation and restoration in Texas and is an an active member of the Maddin Prairie Committee, Maddin Prairie Preserve, in Mitchell County, Texas. 

Pat and her husband, Glenn, have been active birders for many years and enjoy restoring their “urban acre” in Conroe with native plants.