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The American Prairie Conference occurs every other year. It hasn’t been held in Texas for 30 years!EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION PRICES - THROUGH APRIL 22 on…

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“Keeping Texas Native” Scheduled throughout Texas this Spring!     Photo of LBJWC’s 2018 Native Plant Sale Lady Bird…

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HNPAT Program Meeting Please note our March meeting has been scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday!“Wildflowers of Texas” author Michael Eason Michael…

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Prairie Facts


President: Pat Merkord, Conroe
Secretary: David Bezanson, Austin
Treasurer: Douglas Neaves, Houston

Board of Directors

Tim Siegmund, College Station
Jason Spangler, Austin (Past President, Past Treasurer)
Michelle Villafranca, Fort Worth
Don Kirchoff, San Antonio
Barbara Keller-Willy, Houston (Past President)
Lan Shen, Houston
Jason Singhurst, Austin


Executive Director: Kirsti Harms, Austin (Past President)
Director of Education: Della Barbato, Lawther Deer Park Prairie
Office Administrator: Patricia Rinn, San Marcos

Advisory Board

Scientific Advisor: Dr. Fred Smeins
Clair Burleson
Mickey Burleson
B.F. Hicks
Bob O'Kennon
David Todd
Carolyn Vogel
Matt White