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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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Wednesday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pmTO REGISTER: Call 817-392-7410

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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

Patricia Rinn

Office Administrator

Pat Rinn joined NPAT as Office Administrator in March, 2016.  Her initial priority was to assist Phillip Quast in the preparation and submission of NPAT’s application for Accreditation, which they accomplished in September.  She supports Mr. Quast, the board of directors, and manages daily administration of data on each of NPAT’s land projects (current and future), its membership and website. 

Pat is a native Texan, raised in a small south Texas community. There, surrounded by fertile farm lands, she learned to be a steward of the land and environment. Austin became her home in 1969; she studied education and business at The University of Texas at Austin and St. Edward’s University.

“NPAT’s mission is perfectly aligned with my personal philosophy, interests, and concerns; it complements my individual determination to maintain a ‘good earth’.  I value the diversity of Texas: the South Texas flat lands extending into the Gulf of Mexico, the rugged limestone and granite hills of Central Texas Hill Country (reminding me of my German heritage), the gentle Blackland Prairie, and the colorful, unending desert lands of West Texas and Big Bend!” 

Pat enjoys nature through photography, travel, hot-air ballooning, bird watching and gardening.