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When: Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. Where: St. John’s Episcopal School, 848 Harter Rd, Dallas, 75218. Parking:…

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When: Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. for presentation Where: NEW LOCATION! Cherie Flores Pavilion in

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The Plight of the Prairie Dog by Pat Merkord, Executive Director of NPAT When: Monday, June 15 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.…

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Prairie Facts

The prairie is a diverse ecosystem of mainly native grasses and flowering plants (forbs) with prairie wildlife, soil, geology, and fire playing very important roles.

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Wildlife at the Kirchoff Family Farm

Monday, Jul 21, 2014

Jason Singhurst Writes Article on Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014

Board member, Jason Singhurst, wrote an article about our Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve in NPSOT’s summer newsletter. Check out the digital copy HERE.

Riesel Prairie Photos

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014

Photos from Maddin Prairie

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014

Photos courtesy of board president, Kirsti Harms.

Grasses at Maddin.


Kelly Walker getting ready to do some work.


Wildlife water fence.

Commons Ford Prairie Seeks Volunteers

Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014

Vegetation Surveys/Volunteers Needed
Believe it or not, rain caused a cancellation of the vegetation surveys scheduled in June.  We are now rescheduling for Sunday, July 13 and could definitely use some volunteers to assist.  While we can certain use volunteers who are able to identify the vegetation, we also need volunteers to simply assist with taking down the data on the survey forms.  If you are interested in helping with the survey (and experiencing the beauty of the prairie first-hand), please contact Diane Sherrill at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to confirm and for details.

Writer Volunteer Needed 
We also are looking for a volunteer with writing experience to prepare a written history of the restoration project.  We do not have any comprehensive narrative in existence, much less available on our website or on request.  We are looking for someone with good writing and organizational skills with the ability to write descriptively and cohesively.  Detailed knowledge of the project is not necessary as we will make available information and key participants will be available for interviews.  The end result will be posted on our website and elsewhere (possibly in connection with grants) and, of course, the writer will be credited.  There is no timeline on completion, so the volunteer can work at his/her own pace.  We would estimate 20-25 hours to complete the project, but that is up to the volunteer.  If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested (this could be a good project for a college student), please send a note to us at this email address: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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