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PLEASE RSVP by NOON Friday, May 18, 2018San Antonio NPAT’s 3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday Kirchoff Family FarmOpen this LINK - Sign Up…

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The long-awaited rescheduled presentation by Jim Blackburn, the “Texas Coastal Exchange”! Houston NPAT Chapter’s Monthly ProgramArrive @ 6:30 pm, Wednesday’ presentation begins @7:00pm! The Texas…

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Maddin Prairie Breeding Bird SurveyMaddin Prairie Preserve near Colorado City Saturday and Sunday, from dawn to dusk. We’ll be conducting bird surveys and making other…

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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 the website. NPAT was awarded Accreditation in February, 2018, by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This enabled Pat to focus on enhancing information on each of NPAT’s projects’ webpages on NPAT Projects. She communicates with NPAT’s Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston chapters and is responsible for the administrative duties of the newest NPAT Chapter, the San Antonio Chapter.

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.