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YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO PLANT NATIVE PLANTS in your yard or garden or prairie! Visit native plant sales at botanical gardens,…

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Texas Conservation Partnership Landowner Workshop Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Rio Vista Civic Center Sponsored by Texas…

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Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. “Prairies of North Central Texas” Jason Singhurst (This meeting was rescheduled from our usual 2nd Tuesday of each month.) …

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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.

Butterflies.

Kelly Walker getting ready to do some work.

Skipper.

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)

New Chapters in Dallas and Fort Worth!

Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014

In addition to our brand new chapter in Georgetown, we have two more: Dallas and Fort Worth. See details below, and check out our chapters page for details, photos, and events with all four of our current chapters.

Dallas Chapter Meeting

When: July 16th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bath House Cultural Center, White Rock Lake, 521 E Lawther Drive,  Dallas, TX 75218
The purpose of the meeting is to find out about how to form a new Native Prairies Association of Texas Chapter. The executive director of NPAT will present information on the association’s activities and how a new chapter can help conserve, restore and educate the public about native prairies. If you are concerned about saving local prairies, preserving our native prairie heritage and restoring our native prairie plants and landscapes then come and find out about the possibilities NPAT offers. All are welcome and please forward this information to other individuals or groups that may be interested.

Fort Worth Chapter Meeting

When: July 14th, 6:30 pm.m - 8:00 p.m.
Where: 8700 Chapin Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116

For any and all who want to conserve prairies around the Fort Worth area, who are interested in restoration, using native prairie plants for landscaping and just love prairies should come to this first organizational meeting and find out about the Native Prairies Association of Texas and set prairie “goals” for the new chapter. There is so much to do to educate, restore and conserve and we hope you will join us. All are welcome. Please forward this information to other individuals or groups that may be interested.
 

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