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MONTHLY NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at INDIANGRASS PRAIRIE! Sundays from 7:30 am to noon • Bird and nature walk begins at 7:30 am.…

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Annual Seed Cleaning PartyFREE PIZZA will be provided by the Katy Prairie Conservancy!! 6:30pm in the Red Cross Building located…

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SAVE THE DATEHELP ROLL SEED BALLS!Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Tarrant County Resource Connection Benefiting the riparian restoration…

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January 20, 2019 - Austin, TX

MONTHLY NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at INDIANGRASS PRAIRIE!

Sundays from 7:30 am to noon

Bird and nature walk begins at 7:30 am.
These monthly access days offer a chance to explore one of the last prairie remnants in the Austin area.
The group will continue seeding the recently burned areas.
Meet at the intersection of Blue Bluff Road and Bloor Road. For more information (and later arrival times), contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

January 23, 2019 - Houston, TX

Annual Seed Cleaning Party

FREE PIZZA will be provided by the Katy Prairie Conservancy!!

6:30pm in the Red Cross Building located at 2700 SW Freeway.

HNPAT is partnering with KPC to prepare seeds for KPC’s ‘Great Growout Program’:  we will clean seeds and pack them for distribution to individuals who are willing to plant them.

January 26, 2019 - Fort Worth, TX

SAVE THE DATE

HELP ROLL SEED BALLS!

Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Tarrant County Resource Connection

Benefiting the riparian restoration that’s going on in part of the Stella Rowan Prairie. 
Tarrant County owns is a beautiful native plant, native prairie, and wildlife habitat!

Monitor Fort Worth NPAT Chapter’s website for more information.

January 26-27, 2019 - Colorado City, TX

Maddin Winter Bird Survey

Saturday and Sunday

beautiful Maddin Prairie Preserve!

Signup for this opportunity by contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

February 1, 2019 - 1st Day to Register

REGISTRATION OPENS 2-1-19

(Registration Page)

2019 North American Prairie Conference in Houston, TX, June 2-5, 2019

Proudly Co-Presented by:

Katy Prairie Conservancy, Coastal Prairie Partnership, The Nature Conservancy, and NPAT.

Meanwhile, the website above includes lots of information. If you still have questions, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call us at 713-581-0818. Thank you!

Welcome to the conference and welcome to Texas!
HEALTHY PRAIRIES
HEALTHY WATERSHEDS
PRAIRIE EXPERTS
FIELD TRIPS

February 5, 2019 - San Antonio, TX

San Antonio NPAT Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Della Barbato, “Inspiring Through Education at Lawther Deer Park Prairie”

(NPAT photo of a couple walking Lawther Deer Park Prairie in April, 2018.)

NPAT AMBASSADOR, EFFERVESCENT, and DELIGHTFUL!!  (You will have caught the ‘prairie bug’ before you realize it! She does her job SO WELL!)  Della joined our staff in April, 2018 as our Director of Education and is based in the Houston area.  She has become the image of NPAT, conservation, prairies, and more to so many young prairie people! You do NOT want to miss the opportunity to meet her and learn about one of the most endangered ecosystems, Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve, a 51-acre conservation easement located in the middle of a subdivisioin in Deer Park, TX. 

We hope to see you at our usual gathering spot, the City of San Antonio’s
Lions Field Adult and Senior Center
, 2809 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209.

ALSO: MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Saturday, February 9, when our “3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workdays” resume
at the Kirchoff Family Farm.  Details will be posted and emailed soon.
Tuesday, March 5, “Grassland Bird Habitat” Will Newman, Texas Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, Texas Oaks & Prairies, Grassland Restoration Incentive Program, “GRIP”, will speak at our March SANPAT Chapter Meeting.

We hope you are available February 5, February 9, and March 5!  If not, come when you can! 
All are welcome,
Don Kirchoff

Mid-February, 2019 - Plan to visit Big Bend National Park


Photo of Blue Bonnets in Dry Wash

By Jason Weingart, Photographer, Excerpts from February 7, 2018 Article:
Hopefully the US Federal Government will be open and running at 100% by this time.
Check first. If you are willing to make the drive toward Big Bend National Park you can see our earliest-blooming ‘bluebonnets’ between Alpine & Terlingua (Hwy 118).
These are a different species which grow more sparsely and can reach 3 ft in height!

Looking forward to June 2-5, 2019, Houston, TX

It’s been a while!

NPAT joins our co-presenters in welcoming the North American Prairie Conference back to Texas!

Look for updates we’ll post throughout the next 5 months,
Katy Prairie Conservancy,
the Coastal Prairie Partnership,
The Nature Conservancy, and
Native Prairies Association of Texas.

February 27 thru March 1, 2019 - Austin, TX

2019 TLC CONFERENCE

Call TLC @ 512.994.8582: Sponsorship/Exhibitor opportunities
Call Hilton Austin Airport @ 512.385.6767, $146/night Room Block Rate.

Conservation Related Policy Issues
Conservation Easements & Private Land Conservation
Opportunities to Enhance Texas Conservation Efforts
Community Conservation and Landowner Engagement
Land Stewardship
Fantastic Networking Opportunities
And Much More!

June 2-5, 2019 - Houston, TX

2019 North American Prairie Conference

Proudly Co-Presented by: NPAT, Katy Prairie Conservancy, Coastal Prairie Partnership, The Nature Conservancy

Welcome to the conference and welcome to Texas!
HEALTHY PRAIRIES,HEALTHY WATERSHEDS
PRAIRIE EXPERTS
FIELD TRIPS

 

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