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WORK MORNING at White Rock LakeSponsored by North Texas Master NaturalistsSaturday, beginning at 9:30 amMeetup at “Boy Scout Hill” at the…

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Wednesday from 8am-4pm Info on CEU hours, the day’s Agenda and RSVP via this link!

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HOW TURTLES FIT INTO THE PRAIRIE ECOSYSTEM by Eric C. Munsche, Research Ecologist HNPAT Program Meeting, Wednesday, 6:30pm The American Red Cross,

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Land Trust Alliance Introduces new SW/CA Program Manager

Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Regular Volunteer Opportunities in Houston Area with NPAT Affiliates

Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Prairie Workdays

Sheldon Lake Prairie Restoration: Tuesday, 8:30-Noon & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-Noon: Wetland restoration volunteer day! Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information. 
Armand Bayou Prairie Center: Fridays 8:30-Noon.
Katy Prairie Conservancy: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00a – 1:00p at Indiangrass Preserve, Waller, TX. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Texas City Prairie Preserve: 2nd Friday every month. We’ve established a robust volunteer program; please contact.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (409) 941-9114. 

Oak Wilt - Devastates Live Oaks & Red (Spanish) Oaks!

Monday, Apr 16, 2018

Oak wilt is a disease that is devastating populations of Live Oaks and Red Oaks (Spanish Oak) in central Texas.

What you need to know about oak wilt by Meg Inglis of Native Plant Society of Texas

Meg Inglis has written this very informative article addressing the dreaded, deadly Oak wilt!
“Maybe you have seen the groves of dead oak trees dotting the countryside along the highways or roads you typically travel.
One of the easiest times to spot oak wilt is in the spring/early summer after temperatures start hitting 90 – 95 degrees, and the trees are pushing sap up into the leaves. Infected, symptomatic Live Oaks have a telltale sign – a yellowing of the leaf along the veins – because sap is being prevented from reaching the leaves due to clogged vascular channels. Spanish Oak leaves will become brown at the tips of the leaf lobes.

Meg offers ‘What you can do”.
Here are a few items:
Walk your property every May or June and through July
Examine the tree leaves for telltale signs of oak wilt. 
ONLY PRUNE in the coldest or the hottest part of the year: December/January or July/August.
IMMEDIATELY paint the wound with spray or latex paint, or wound dressing. Cut-then paint-prior to cutting the next limb.
Clean all pruning tools with 10% bleach solution or Lysol between sites and/or trees.
Immediately chip, burn or bury debris from diseased red oaks.
See www.TexasOakWilt.org for illustrations and more recommendations on action you can take.

Children of the American Revolution - Deer Park Prairie - April 8, 2018

Monday, Apr 09, 2018

“It was fun and the group seemed to enjoy themselves, although it was pretty cold out there!” 

Thank you, Mary Waters for braving the cold and capturing this historical reenactment!

May 3, 2018 - Texas Range Webinar

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018

Registration is only required for licensed agricultural pesticide applicators if you are seeking TDA CEUs.
You may watch the webinar without registering if you are not seeking CEUs.
AgriLife Extension personnel are exempt from registration; Registration Cost: $10.00

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