June 3, 2017 -  2nd Annual TX Prairies Tour!

Our 2016 Blackland NPAT Chapter Northeast Texas Prairies Tour was so much fun; we’re doing it again!

This year we’re going to Central Texas! 


Tour amazing Central TX prairies, some haven’t been open to the public!

Prairie #1: Burleson Prairie, E. of Temple; Prairie #2: Granger Lake Prairie, Taylor; Prairie #3: Lehmann Prairie & Prairie #4: Riesel Prairie (both are near Marlin); and Prairie #5: Simpson Prairie, near Crawford.
Central Texans live closer to these prairies than Dallas! You may register to meet up /follow the bus tour in a private vehicle (“CARPOOL”!).  As the weekend approaches we will provide “meet-up” & timeline information to each person registered so you may determine your driving time!
NPAT will provide maps and notes on each prairie.
For Event details on each prairie and the day’s itinerary:
Scroll through the events in date order to June 3! (There you will see all the day’s information and have the optioin to select the link to register online.)
Don’t wait too long; seats are limited!

(Photo of Burleson Prairie, 2007 Prairie Tour)
ENJOY short excursions in beautiful grasslands;
STAND IN AWE in a native prairie as it was before westward expansion.
LEARN about native prairie restorations and management. BECOME INSPIRED on how to keep native prairies thriving for generations to come! 



As an NPAT supporter, you are in ‘good company’; The Texas Land Trust Council is a collaboration of more than 30 Texas land trusts (including NPAT) supporting excellence throughout the Texas land trust community via collaboration, education and outreach. Land Trusts within each Texas region, Panhandle Plains, Prairies and Lakes, Pineywoods, Gulf Coast, South Texas Plains, Hill Country and Big Bend Country, face challenges unique to each area and strive to conserve the native lands, wildlife and waterways of Texas for future Texans!

You may have noticed that NPATs local chapters regularly cosponsor events with our ‘partners’ listed here.  We are proud to share efforts with these organizations:
Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC)
Coastal Prarie Partnership (CPP)
Connemara Conservancy
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC)
Land Trust Alliance (LTA)
Native Plant Conservation Campaign (NPCC)
Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT)
Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV)
Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA) 
Teaming with Wildlife (TWW)
Texas Land Conservancy (TLC)
Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC)
Texas Master Naturalist  (TXMN)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
The Nature Conservancy of Texas

Make A Tribute Donation in honor of your Dad!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, 2017!

Many people send or give cards and celebrate in a wide range of traditions.
Start a new tradition to celebrate your ‘dad’ (your father, step-father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and other male friends)!
Be original - celebrate his contributions and express your gratitude with a unique gift that supports our NATIVE PRAIRIES, one of Texas’ rarest habitats.  Acknowledge him with a TRIBUTE DONATION to Native Prairies Association of Texas in his name.


We value your support!

Your continued support enables us to reach many goals and define new ones!  NPAT could not operate without the help we receive from every single individual!  Our dedicated volunteers, donors, and advocates are the heart and soul of our mission. We hope to see you out on the prairie! 
With continued gratitude,
NPAT Board of Directors and Staff


Out with the OLD, In with the NEW!

If you’re thinking this summer would be a perfect time to buy your dream car; consider donating your old vehicle to Native Prairies Association of Texas. Don’t settle for a low trade-in; instead, support the cause you love: NPAT’s mission, while also qualifying for a tax deduction.

The process is not complicated, your donation is tax deductible, and your vehicle is picked up at no charge!.

Thinking of donating your vehicle?  Get started:
Visit Careasy.com
or call 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433).


Support Us: Tax-Deductible Donation Options and Descriptions of Various Levels of Membership Fees and
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Family Activities:
some within your area or perhaps at a location you have thought of visiting!.
Educational and inspiring activitiies with date, time, location, driving directions, and links.
“We’ll see you out on the prairie!”
Chapters webpage includes monthly calendars of events sponsored/supported by NPAT’s local chapters.



Become a fan of Texas prairies!
NPAT is excited at the prospects available supporting land owners’ efforts, educating young and old about the values of our prairies, encouraging environmental preservation, and enjoying the abundance of native flora and fauna!

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