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REGISTER EARLY FOR 2019 TLC CONFERENCE in AustinFEB. 27 thru MAR.1, 2019, Hilton Austin-Airport.Inquire about Sponsorship & Exhibitor opportunities by calling…

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“Whooping Cranes” WEDNESDAY: Arrive@ 6:30pm; Program begins @7pmCome and welcome Dr. Wade Harrell, U.S. Whooping Crane Coordinator, Aransas National Wildlife…

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CENTEX CHAPTER MEETING WEDNESDAY,  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Native Seeds” Come and meet Nate Custer from Douglas King Seeds. He’ll talk…

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Aug 20, 2018, REGISTER for 2019 TLC Conference - Austin, TX

REGISTER EARLY FOR 2019 TLC CONFERENCE in Austin

FEB. 27 thru MAR.1, 2019, Hilton Austin-Airport.

Inquire about Sponsorship & Exhibitor opportunities by calling TLC @ 512.994.8582
RESERVE YOUR ROOM @ Hilton Austin Airport Call: 512.385.6767
(Room Block Rate = $146/night)
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

August 22, 2018 - Houston, TX

“Whooping Cranes”

WEDNESDAY: Arrive@ 6:30pm; Program begins @7pm

Come and welcome Dr. Wade Harrell, U.S. Whooping Crane Coordinator, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, as HNPAT’s guest speaker at our August Program Meeting.

Event Location: Red Cross Building at 2700 SW Freeway: it’s easy access, and PARKING IS FREE! 
INFO on Dr. Harrell’s work; HNPAT’s calendar @ Houston NPAT Chapter’s webpage.

September 5, 2018 - Georgetown, TX

CENTEX CHAPTER MEETING

WEDNESDAY,  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Native Seeds”

Come and meet Nate Custer from Douglas King Seeds. He’ll talk about this San Antonio-based seed company.

CenTex NPAT Chapter’s meetings are held on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of EACH MONTH.  We meet at the Georgetown Library, at 402 W. 8th Street, in ‘BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN GEORGETOWN’.

September 29, 2018 - Yantis, TX

YANTIS PRAIRIE DAY

Saturday, at Yantis ISD, 105 W. Oak, Yantis, TX 75497

(Wood County, east of Dallas/south of Sulphur Springs) 

Cost: Free

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11-year old Kasey Rhodes (pictured here), wrote the article, “Monarch’s Milk for the Great Migration”, and has dreamed of having a prairie day. She moved forward with her plan after having received support from many people, including NPAT’s Michelle Villafranca.  “BUTTERFLIES ALWAYS HAVE HELD A FASCINATION FOR 11-YEAR old Yantis resident Kasey Rhodes”. Kasey’s article was published in the June, 2018, issue of the WOOD COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE “Coop News”. Fort Worth NPAT Chapter’s Michelle Villafranca has been advising the Yantis family on setting up a community event in their town. They are excited about the first YANTIS PRAIRIE DAY which will include: Various expert speakers; seed giveaway; a class on tagging, sexing and tracking butterflies; and a “native edible plant and herb walk”!
Michelle Villafranca provided rootstock from her own yard for the plant giveaway.
Dan Caudle of BRIT & Rob Ziehr of NRCS coordinated a donation of native seed. They attended the Prairie Seekers training in March & were very enthusiastic.

Photo from WOOD COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE “Coop News”, June, 2018 issue.

Saturdays: October 6-November 3, 2018 - Austin, TX

“PLANTS OF CENTRAL TEXAS”

Saturdays from October 6 to November 3

An informal class at Austin Community College taught by botanist, Bill Carr.

Course Section ID
This class is an opportunity for experienced plant-lovers to learn more about the amazing plant diversity of Central Texas.
Two sessions will be in a classroom (Classroom time will involve discussions of general plant terminology, nomenclature and taxonomy, rare plant species, regional floristics, and resources);
Three sessions will take place in the field: Field trips will involve discussion of all plant species, especially the little tiny ones that don’t appear in field guides. 

Check out HALT-1075. 

October 11-13, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

LTA’s Rally 2018!

You only have one opportunity this year to meet up with 2,000 land conservationists from across the country — why miss it?!

Rally goes beyond workshops — it’s about community.
Rally is the place to share ideas, be inspired and connect with peers to call on for advice in the future.
In addition to Rally’s 130+ educational sessions, you’ll experience what it’s like
be part of the Rally community,
Make new friends and attend special events together like the screening of the documentary “Lake of Betrayal,”
a deep discussion about land loss by land-based peoples,
two guided jogging tours and
a sustainability tour of the LEED™ certified convention center.

SAVE DATES: Mid-February, 2019- Big Bend National Park, TX


Photo of Blue Bonnets in Dry Wash

By Jason Weingart, Photographer, Excerpts from February 7, 2018 Article:
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!

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!

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