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ALL PRAIRIE ENTHUSIASTS!  REGISTER & ATTEND OUR FREE “Wildlife and Grasslands Restoration Workshop” Lunch will be provided. All are welcome for all or a…

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The Fort Worth NPAT Chapter Saturday, 1pm to 6pm!Enjoy the fall afternoon touring the beautiful

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RESERVE: Saturday, October 28, 2017! ( Kirchoff Famly Farm)

ALL PRAIRIE ENTHUSIASTS!  REGISTER & ATTEND OUR FREE “Wildlife and Grasslands Restoration Workshop”

Lunch will be provided. All are welcome for all or a part of the day - whatever your schedule will allow! Register Online NOW so we know you’re going to join us!  We look forward to seeing YOU!!

Report on Blackland Chapter’s October 14, 2017 Mathews and Clymer Meadows Prairies Field Trip

Our Blog includes the Report filed by Leigh Ann Ellis.

October 21, 2017 - Grasslands & Winery Tour FUNDRAISER

The Fort Worth NPAT Chapter Saturday, 1pm to 6pm!

Enjoy the fall afternoon touring the beautiful Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands and visiting the Marker Cellars Winery!

The proceeds of this fundraising afternoon benefit NPAT’s efforts to purchase the Paul Mathews Prairie! NPAT seeks to save the pristine 100-acre remnant of Blackland prairie from rapid encroachment by purchasing it and co-managing with along with The Nature Conservancy.
Reserve your seat on our chartered bus; details to meet the bus @TCC-NW campus will be provided upon RSVP. $50 PER PERSON. (We are not able to offer Refunds.)
Questions? E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 817-689-0098 & leave a message.
We will explore a portion of the vast Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands (which encompasses almost 40,000 acres in both Wise and Fannin Counties)!
Our tour ends at Marker Cellars Winery. As they recommend, we will “Escape to the country and come join us for a taste of Texas Wine, relax with a glass and enjoy our beautiful views.”

October 28, 2017- FREE “Wildlife & Grassland Restoration Workshop”

Saturday, 8:30am to 3:30pm

Kirchoff Family Farm and Three Oaks Community Center

This FREE 1-day Restoration Workshop is being offered by NPAT and Wilson County Wildlife Management Association.

Morning Tours and Demos at the Kirchoff Family Farm.
Lunch and afternoon presentations will be in the nearby Three Oaks Community Center.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Please indicate if you will be participating for all or a part of the day, and whether you’ll join us for lunch.) We look forward to seeing you October 28!

NPAT and Wilson County Wildlife Management Association express our collective appreciation to the The Kirchoff Family and to these organizations and their representatives who have graciously offered their support for this workshop (listed alphabetically):
Douglass King Seed Company; Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA; Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture; South Texas Natives/Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute; Texas Master Naturalist; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wilson County Soil & Water Conservation District #301.

November 8, 2017 - Victoria, TX

“Organizational Meeting” of Victoria-area NPAT Chapter

Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Community Room, Anti-Crime Unit, Victoria Mall,

7800 N. Navarro St, Victoria, TX 77904


6:30 PM – 7:00 PM - “Seed Mixer Social” (Free Seeds will be given away!)
7:00 – 8:00 PM – How to Form an NPAT Chapter; review NPAT’s Mission and importance of forming partnerships.
8:00 – 8:30 PM – Presentation:Latest NPAT Prairie Acquisitions; Current & Upcoming Events
8:30 PM – Adjourn

Please invite a neighbor and a friend to attend!
Pat Merkord, NPAT Executive Director
Barbara Keller-Willy, NPAT President, Board of Directors

November 14-16, 2017 - Fort Worth, TX

Tuesday & Wednesday

4th Biennial America’s Grasslands Conference,

“United for Conservation: Connecting producers, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders in the protection of our natural heritage.”

This year’s America’s Grasslands Conference brings together researchers, natural resource professionals, farmers and ranchers, policy experts, and conservationists to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands!
We are very excited to announce a new partnership for this year with the Southern Plains and Prairies Conference.
While maintaining a national scope, the conference will also include some regionally focused sessions.
Conference Co-hosts are: National Wildlife Federation, Coastal Prairie Partnership, Native Prairies Association of Texas, and Texas A&M University.
To Register Click Here
If you have any questions or if you would like to receive updates via email contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

October 15 thru October 21, 2017 - Various Cities

NPSOT – Texas Native Plant Week:

It’s not too late! NPSOT Link

To promote the importance of our state’s special sense of place, the Texas Legislature has designated October 15-21 as Native Plant Week. Local communities throughout Texas are planning events for the public to foster the use of native plants in the landscape.

October 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 & 26 and November 10 - Statewide!

The 2017 Wild Texas Film Tour!

Hosted by filmmaker & conservationist, Ben Masters.

Showcasing wildlife, adventure, and conservation stories from across the state.

Don’t miss this WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY! Meet the characters in the films, the folks behind the cameras, and some of the best photographers, anglers, outdoorsman, and wildlife enthusiasts in the state of Texas!
Tour continues: Oct 19 - Midland; Oct 20 - Marfa; Oct 22 - Alpine; Oct 23 - El Paso;
Oct 25 - Dallas; Oct 26 - Fort Worth; Nov 10 - Houston.

(Check out Dates & Showtimes, Venues, & Box office Information).  Sponsors: YETI, Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation Stewards of the Wild, King Land & Water, and Borderlands Research Institute.

October 20, 2017 - Katy, TX

Support Katy Prairie Conservancy! Attend their Conservation Easement Workshop!

Registration is Required

KPC’s Facebook Page

October 21 & 28; November 4, 11 & 12 in 8 CITIES!

NPSOT’s FALL LANDSCAPING CLASSES are being offered in 8 Locations!

1-day classes are part of the Native Landscaping Certification Program; the series teaches best practices for native plant landscaping – including wildlife habitat gardening.
Classes are open to the public and intended to be useful both to homeowners and professionals NPSOT_2017_FALL_LANDSCAPING_CLASSES.pdf.
Three levels are offered; anyone may register for a Level 1 class;
Level 1 is a PREREQUISITE for advancing to Level 2 and Level 3;
For more information or, to complete a mail-in registration, email a request to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Meg Inglis at 512.589.1316.

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