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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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Prairie Facts

August 7, 2018 - San Antonio, TX

San Antonio NPAT Chapter’s Monthly Meeting

Wednesday from 7-8:30pm

“Locating, Collecting, Propagating Native Seeds” by Cleveland Powell

Cleveand Powell is a native plant enthusiast who loves to grow his own grasses, forbs, vines and shurbs.
He has propagated plants for residential landscapes, a living roof, and his home garden in San Antonio.
He currently works for San Antonio Water System as an Irrigation Consultant.

SANPAT monthly meetings are held at the City of San Antonio’s Lions Field Adult and Senior Center.

Photo: Foxglove Ripened Seed Pods, August 2017, on Kirchoff Family Farm, Don Kirchoff, Photographer

August 7, 2018 “Call for Session Proposals”

REGISTRATION OPENS August 20, 2018! “2019 TLC CONFERENCE”  is scheduled for FEB. 27 thru MAR.1, 2019, in Austin.

Call TLC @ 512.994.8582 for Sponsorship & Exhibitor opportunities
Call Hilton Austin Airport @ 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 13, 2018 - Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth NPAT Chapter Meetup

NEW LOCATION: SSCI Lecture Hall 1106, Fort Worth.

Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

“NPAT Prairies & Conservation Easement Properties”, by Pat Merkord.

Welcome Pat Merkord, dedicated biologist who has served NPAT for many years! Pat will discuss acquisition, advocacy, & prairie management on NPAT properties & conservation easements.
She is well-qualified to address us regarding acquisition, advocacy, & prairie management on NPAT properties & conservation easements. She is a member of NPAT’s Board of Directors and served as Executive Director, Board President and Board Secretary. 
From the Rolling Plains to the Gulf Coast to the Blackland Prairie to the Fort Worth Prairie & the Hill Country, NPAT staff, board & volunteers are working hard to protect & conserve Texas’ last remaining prairies; and Pat has been there all along!
Join us & find out how you can help!

 

August 13, 2018 - END OF ‘Early-Bird-Registration’

CLICK HERE: EARLY BIRD ONLINE REGISTRATION

August 18, 2018, Austin, TX

Cosponsored by NPAT: NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at Indiangrass Prairie Preserve

Saturday 7:30am -12 Noon (*)

Our monthly access days offer a chance to visit one of the last prairie remnants in the Austin area. Meet at the intersection of Blue Bluff Road and Bloor Road. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Kirsti Harms.

There is always something to see at this preserve!

7:30am Come early (and beat the heat) for the nature walk and bird survey,
9:00am or join us for the work day! Rene Barrera will lead the prairie restoration activities.
(*)If there are no attendees for the 9:00am work day, that portion will be cancelled.

August 18, 2018 - Floresville, TX

San Antonio NPAT Chapter’s

“3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday”

Arrive EARLY - witness a spectacular sunrise (Photo by Don Kirchoff, Sunrise on Kirchoff Family Farm, July 29, 2018)

REGISTER HERE; LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING (WE’LL HAVE LUNCHES PREPARED)

We’ll start at 8am, enjoy lunch provided by the Kirchoff Family, and leave when you want.
LOCATION:  SE of San Antonio, Wilson County; Street Address: 1444 C.R. 210, Floresville, TX 78114 (Coordinates are: North 28.973611 West -98.108333).
Call BRENDA KIRCHOFF: 361.564.0177.

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

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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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