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The American Prairie Conference occurs every other year. It hasn’t been held in Texas for 30 years!Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase

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HNPAT Program Meeting Wednesday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm “Inspiring Through Education at Lawther Deer Park Prairie”(NPAT photo: a couple walking Lawther…

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2019 TLC CONFERENCE • Conservation Related Policy Issues • Conservation Easements & Private Land Conservation • Opportunities to…

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Prairie Facts

Patricia Rinn

Office Administrator

San Marcos

Pat Rinn joined NPAT as Office Administrator in March, 2016.  Her initial priority was to assist Phillip Quast, Interim Executive Director, in the preparation and submission of NPAT’s application for Accreditation to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, which NPAT submitted in September, 2016.  NPAT was awarded Accreditation in February, 2018, by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This enabled Pat to redirect her focus to maintaining NPAT’s website, updating information on NPAT Projects, assisting the Blackland Chapter (advertising and tracking registration to the chapter’s ‘Annual Prairie Tour’). She communicates with each of NPAT’s chapters (Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston) and is responsible for the administrative duties of the San Antonio NPAT Chapter.

Pat is a native Texan, raised in south central 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 and open sky of West Texas and Big Bend!” 

She loves dogs and has been privileged to have adopted a few in the past; she enjoys nature, especially bird watching; photography, travel, hot-air ballooning, and gardening.