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The American Prairie Conference occurs every other year. It hasn’t been held in Texas for 30 years!Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase

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HNPAT Program Meeting Wednesday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm “Inspiring Through Education at Lawther Deer Park Prairie”(NPAT photo: a couple walking Lawther…

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2019 TLC CONFERENCE • Conservation Related Policy Issues • Conservation Easements & Private Land Conservation • Opportunities to…

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Prairie Facts

September 4, 2018 - San Antonio, TX


Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 pm.

“Culture, History, and Issues Surrounding Early Spanish Missions in the San Antonio Area” and “Rancho de las Cabras”

Presented by Susan Snow, Archeologist, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. 
All are welcome! Learn of the TREASURES in our area! 

Our chapter meetings are held in the Community Room at San Antonio’s Lions Field Adult & Senior Center, 2809 Broadway, San Antonio, TX (HERE’s the MAP).

September 5, 2018 - Georgetown, TX


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 10, 2018 - Fort Worth, TX


NPAT’s Fort Worth Chapter meets on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Monday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Presenters, Karl & Kelli Ebel with their 12-year old son Christian,  will tell us about their own “Journey of Restoring 645 Acres of Rare Silveus Dropseed Prairie at the Ebel Grassland Ranch”

PLEASE NOTE:  Our September 10 meeting will be held in a NEW location on TCC’s Northwest Campus. PLEASE MONITOR Fort Worth Chapter’s own webpage FOR CAMPUS DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS.

September 11, 2018 - Dallas, TX


2nd Tuesday, September 11, beginning at 6:30 pm

Having spoken to the Fort Worth Chapter the night before, Karl and Kelli Ebel of Ebel Ranch will join our Blackland Chapter on Tuesday!
Remember the first stop of our June 16 NE Texas Bus Tour -  Ebel Ranch?
DON’T MISS THIS charismatic couple! They will continue the discussion of the June 16th trip to their ranch: “sustainable beef production on native grasslands.

Our chapter will meet at The Point and Pavilion Center for Arts and Education, CC Young Retirement Community,  4847 W Lawther Dr., Dallas.

CANCELLED - September 15, 2018 - Floresville, TX

3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday is cancelled

We received large amounts of rains since September 1, and the weekend forecast calls for even more!  Brenda reported our large pond is about 1/3 full after being dry for two years!!

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT ‘3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday’: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Kirchoff Prairie Restoration site!

Sponsored by San Antonio NPAT Chapter

September 15, 2018 - Austin, TX


City of Austin’s Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary

Saturday:Nature walk starts at 7:30 am; work day starts tentatively at 9 am.

Meet at the intersection of Blue Bluff Road and Bloor Road.

September 19, 2018 - Corsicana, TX


Texas Riparian Association, Encouraging Healthy Riparian Systems in Texas

Wednesday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


LOCATION: Corsicana Public Library, 100 N 12th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110

September 20, Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth’s North Texas Giving Day


Open the link and Click on Find a Nonprofit Type in Native Prairies Association of Texas/ENTER to make your donation to NPAT.

We appreciate your support. 
We are grateful to be among the deserving organizations who benefit from the generosity of individuals like yourself.

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’


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)


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.

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.

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


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. 

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