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Muhly grasses (Muhlenbergia species) is a group of grasses named after a German botanist.
With your help, we can save a remnant prairie in the heart of Austin!
The Native Prairies Association of Texas has launched a pledge campaign to purchase a 12.45 acre remnant prairie in Travis Country; located in south Austin and one of Austin’s first green developments. This excellent example of remnant savanna grasslands is currently owned by AISD but is in imminent danger of being sold for development. Urban representations of this ecosystem are rare and necessary to water quality, habitat, and would provide a great outreach-educational opportunity. Please help preserve this example of one of the most imperiled ecosystems in Texas! Click the following link for more information and a printable pledge card:
Hello Houston Area Prairie Enthusiasts,
Summer vacation is about to come to a close and it is time for our next HNPAT meeting. Our meeting is the same time and place, August 24th at 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas. Jaime Gonzalez will be our guest speaker with important information on how our organization can cooperate and work with the Coastal Prairie Partnership and an update on what this organization is currently doing. Please come and support efforts in the Houston Area to preserve, restore and educate about our coastal prairies. There are many important events coming up including the CPP/HNPAT conference in November, the NPSOT conference in Houston and Prairie Heritage Day in November. Come and find out how you can volunteer and help with these events.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
9 AM to 4 PM CDT
Mark your calendar to join us for a gathering of passionate riparian people! The Remarkable Riparian Summit presents a new opportunity to Map the Future for Functional Creeks & Rivers in Texas.
Hosted by the Nueces River Authority (NRA), the Summit will kick off with presentations by the National Riparian Service Team who will focus on the importance and ecological values of riparian resources, share their experience from other states, and provide an overview of the riparian movement shaping up around the country.
Sky Jones-Lewey, NRA’s Resource Protection and Education Director, will highlight the Riparian Landowners’ Network program with an overview of the principles and practices that led to a successful effort in the Nueces River basin.
Following a provided lunch, the afternoon will center on facilitated roundtable discussions that will contribute to the development and growth of a thriving riparian movement in Texas. The resulting ideas, strategies and actions will be compiled in a proceedings document for distribution to agencies, educational institutions, and policy-makers around the state.
The Remarkable Riparian Summit is a free event thanks to our sponsors: Dixon Water Foundation, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, River Systems Institute at Texas State University, LCRA, SARA, GBRA, Guadalupe Blanco River Trust, John Newman Family Charitable Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Shield-Ayres Foundation, Save the Laja, Inc. honoring Susan Porter Smith, Braun & Gresham, Land Water Sky, Texas Riparian Association and Hill Country Alliance.
The event is free, but space is limited.
Be Remarkable & Register Today.
By Popular Demand:
Riparian Workshop on Oct 5
If you’ve been unable to attend one of NRA’s Riparian Work-shops or simply want to hone your riparian understanding, the San Antonio River Authority is hosting a special one-day workshop presented by NRA’s riparian teaching team. The workshop is Wed, October 5, 9 am to 4 pm, in the SARA Board Room, 100 E. Guenther, SA 78204. Click here to register for this pre-Summit workshop with Laura Waldrum, SARA Community Relations Coordinator.
Another way to brush up on riparian principles and values is through a one-hour webinar, Understanding Your Remarkable Riparian Areas led by Sky Jones-Lewey, part of Texas Wildlife Association’s Wildlife for Lunch webinar series. Click here to view the webinar.