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MONTHLY NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at INDIANGRASS PRAIRIE! Sundays from 7:30 am to noon • Bird and nature walk begins at 7:30 am.…

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Annual Seed Cleaning PartyFREE PIZZA will be provided by the Katy Prairie Conservancy!! 6:30pm in the Red Cross Building located…

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SAVE THE DATEHELP ROLL SEED BALLS!Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Tarrant County Resource Connection Benefiting the riparian restoration…

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Prairie Facts

Pat Merkord

Conroe (Past Executive Director, Board President, and Secretary)

Pat Merkord, returned to the Board of Directors after serving as Executive Director of the Native Prairies Association of Texas. She has supported NPAT as Secretary and President of the Board. 

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.