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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25: HOUSTON NPAT CHAPTER’S MONTHLY PROGRAM MEETING:  6:30pm (arrive) Program begins @7pm“MOTHS OF TRINITY RIVER - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY”…

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“3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday” at Kirchoff Family Farm MAYBE NEXT MONTH!We hope you can meet us Saturday, August 18, 2018, for project…

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L.A.N.D.S. TEACHER/VOLUNTEER TRAINING REGISTER ONLINE COST: $225 PER PERSON (FOOD, 2 NIGHTS LODGING, MATERIALS) Email Questions to…

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Land Trusts Continue Push for Farm Bill and Conservation Easement Legislation in D.C.

Friday, Jun 08, 2018

The Farm Bill is set for another vote in late June, 2018.

H.R. 4459 Needs Additional Co-Sponsors

The Texas Land Trust Council and our member organizations must continue to reach out to our Texas Senators, Cornyn & Cruz, as well as all of our U.S. House members.

Ask them to pass a Farm Bill that has a strong conservation title.

While the initial Farm Bill vote in May failed in the House, there will be a second vote later this month. The politics are complicated, but the current House version of the Farm Bill contains essentially all of the land trust community’s requests for improvements and funding to the conservation easement programs that the Farm Bill funds. While the bill is not perfect, it represents the largest federal funding source for conservation easements to protect lands with agricultural, wildlife, water and other natural resource values.
Please contact your reps and let them know that you support the Farm Bill
Farm Bill Link: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2/text
Link to State Representatives: https://www.texastribune.org/directory/#us_congress_tab
Conservation related news from Texas and beyond…

Spring is wildflower season in Texas!

Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Visit The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website, for an idea of currently blooming wildflowers: What’s in season in Central Texas!  Check out their list of annual flowers blooming throughout Texas’s natural areas and gardens.
LEARN MORE: Germinating Milkweeds: Support insects by planting Asclepias species; Top 20 most common wildflowers you’ll see in Texas during spring and summer!
Visit the Center - If you’re anywhere near southwest Austin, taking time to meander through the tranquil Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is well worth it. This photo overlooking the open field at the The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center gives you an idea of what’s in store!

Texas Wildflower Sightings , Spring, 2018

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

Where to see spring’s best wildflowers in Central Texas and South Texas

Photo of Texas country road by Sassy Frassy Lassie

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. 

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