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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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Prairie Facts

Noteworthy News - Congratulations Julie d’Ablaing!

Julie d’Ablaing was the recipient of the first ‘HNPAT Prairie Volunteer Award’ which she accepted during the Prairie Stampede held November 28, 2018. 

Read the entire story HERE.


January 5, 2019 - Houston, TX

Saturday, 9am-12 Noon

HOUSTON NPAT is teaming up with volunteers from the Hermann Park Conservancy for “Project Blazing Star”,  a Hermann Park Bayou Savannah Workday

PLEASE RSVP via EMAIL to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). USE SUBJECT: “Volunteer for Prairie at Bayou Parkland, 01-05-19 PLAN TO MEET UP AT Hermann Park’s Bayou Parkland Pavillion.

We hope to see you Saturday morning!
HNPAT and Hermann Park Conservancy.


January 8, 2019 - Dallas, TX

Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands

Tuesday, at 6:30pm

Blackland NPAT Chapter meets in the Flag Pole Room of the Pavilion, CC Young, 4847 W Lawther Dr, Ste 100, Dallas, Texas 75214

Our speaker, Bill McGrath, diligently works to restore his 45 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and prairies near the Caddo National Grasslands near Honey Grove, TX.

Mark your calendar to attend 2019 events focusing on learning as much as you can about our disappearing Texas prairie lands and joining in conserving and protecting as much native lands as we can.

January 8, 2019 - San Antonio, TX

NPAT’s San Antonio Chapter Monthly Meeting,

Tuesday, 7-8:30pm

(Our January, 2019 meeting will be held on the 2nd Tuesday as the first Tuesday is New Year’s Day!)

“HONEY BEES - Their Work in the Environment”

We are excited that Rick Fink, dba Bandera Bees, will be addressing the SANPAT Chapter.  He will discuss Past, Present, and Future of our Pollinators.

Rick Fink has been a bee keeper for 17 years and has been President of the Alamo Area Beekeepers Association for 7 of those years.  Rick graduated from Texas A & M University with a Biology degree.  After 35 years in medical equipment industry he launched his encore career as a full time bee keeper.  Rick teaches beekeeping classes, provides beekeeping services, performs hive removal and relocation, and does hive leasing.

Rick will share the important role hobbyists, like himself, have in rebuilding the declining populations, the enormous benefit these tiny creatures have in our environment, and graciously display samples of the HONEY he has harvested (which will be available for purchasing as well)!  Open this link, see photos and read Mark Dore’s article, San Antonio Express-News, documenting Rick tending to his bees at his home in Bandera. 

“Most of us are involved in one way or another with wildlife conservation and would like to hear about species of native bees and wasps. Of special interest is what can we do to protect and expand habitat for these insects that are so important to our environment, including to agriculture and our food supplies.” Please plan to join SANPAT at the City of San Antonio’s
Lions Field Adult and Senior Center
, 2809 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209.

Don Kirchoff

February 27 thru March 1, 2019 - Austin, TX


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!

December 16, 2018 - Austin, TX

NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at Indiangrass Prairie

[We’ve moved to the third Sunday of the month.]

Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to noon


These monthly access days offer a chance to explore one of the last prairie remnants in the Austin area.
We will join City of Austin staff to seed areas of the preserve. 
Meet at the intersection of Blue Bluff Road and Bloor Road.
For more information (and later arrival times), email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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