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Wednesday, 6pm-8pm Deer Park Prairie Preserve, Deer Park, TX Please email NPAT’s Education Director: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and RESERVE YOUR SPOT - TODAY! 

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Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM,Invasive Species Identification and Removal WorkshopCo-hosted by HNPAT and CPPLawther-Deer Park Prairie, 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park,…

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NPAT’s Chapters’ Monthly Meet-ups

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

NPAT’s Chapters’ monthly meet ups and events offer opportunities to learn and exchange ideas on our roles in TEXAS PRAIRIE RESTORATION and PRESERVATION!

Listen to talks presented by dedicated and highly-qualified individuals serving your area: county and municipal agents working in water conservation, native vegetation, habitat restoration, ecological practices; people whose knowledge of practices will benefit landowners, nature conservationists, wildlife experts, and others dedicated to sharing knowledge - for the future of our great prairies!


NPAT’s Blackland Chapter in Dallas devotes a great deal of time planning annual bus tours in different areas of Texas. They are planned in early June, arrangements are made with the prairie landowners. This event is EXTREMELY POPULAR, anxious tourists are given opportunities to walk the prairies. NPAT encourages all participants to come prepared and bring their cameras.  They are gracious to share photos. A Prairie Tour Photo Gallery is in the works.  Monitor Blackland NPAT Chapter website as well as this website for details. We hope you’ll join us in June!

News & Events Page provides details of NPAT activities in chronological order.

Balcones Chapter

Balcones Chapter Website and Chapter Facebook Page are currently under construction.

Blackland (Dallas) Chapter

Monthly Meetings: 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm.
June 12, 2018: Monthly Meeting
June 16, 2018: 7:30am-9:45pm: ‘3rd Annual ‘Texas Prairies and More Tour’, 7:30am meet at Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas. Tour NE Texas area Prairies and an historic Forest, Dinner as guests of B. F. Hicks in Mt. Vernon, TX, and return to Bath House in Dallas approximately 9:45pm. The bus will leave Dallas, tour prairies near Terrell, Sulphur Bluff, Paris, Clarksville, and Mount Vernon. Lunch is self-pay: CASH ONLY Please. Registration form includes lunch options. All tour participants are DINNER GUESTS of Franklin County Historical Association of B.F. Hicks Church Inn and Garden, Mt. Vernon, TX. Open this link for Information and registration. 
Blackland NPAT Chapter website
Blackland NPAT Chapter Facebook page

CenTex (Central Texas) Chapter

Monthly Meetings: 1st Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm at Georgetown Public Library, 2nd Fl Classroom
NOTE from Kirsti Harms: We are looking for leadership in this chapter. Email me if you have any interest in serving on a steering committee or helping out in any other way. Thanks!  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
We will not meet in June or July; we will resume our meetings Wednesday, August 1st!

Stay tuned for talks and work days this fall. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
ELISABET NEY MUSEUM in Austin  ( 304 E. 44th St., Austin 78751
Did you know that the grounds of this museum are a historical restoration project?
During Ney’s time it was a native Texas landscape that served as a hay meadow.
We are currently looking to partner with Ney.
Stay tuned for talks and work days this fall.

Fort Worth Chapter

Monthly Meetings: 2nd Monday, 6:30pm, our new meet-up location for 2018:  5301 Campus Drive in Fort Worth, Tarrant County College – South Campus in the Center of Excellence for Energy Technology (LEED certified building with wind turbine).
JUNE 11 – Dan Caudle, BRIT – Blue Mountain Peak Ranch Prairie Surveys 
JULY 9 – Free month: No Meeting
AUGUST 13 –Pat Merkord, NPAT - NPAT Prairies 
SEPTEMBER 10 – Karl Ebel, Ebel Ranch – Restoring Prairie with Sustainable Grazing
OCTOBER 8 – Glenn Merkord, NPAT – Native Grass ID
NOVEMBER 12 – Doug Harmon - Chisholm Trail
DECEMBER 10 – Holiday Pot Luck Dinner (Theme: native plant foraging menu.)
Fort Worth Chapter Website.
Fort Worth Chapter Facebook Page.

Houston Chapter

Monthly Programs: 4th Wednesday, 6:30pm, our meetings for the remainder of 2018: The Red Cross Building, 2700 SW Freeway, Houston, TX 77098!  Easy access and free parking!
Houston Chapter Website and
Houston Chapter Facebook Page.

HNPAT has a lot of fun things planned for this year!
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Invasive Species ID and Removal Workshop from 9:00am-1:00pm (co-hosted with CPP)  Registration is Open!

San Antonio Chapter

Monthly Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday, from 7-8:30pm at the City of San Antonio’s Lions Field Adult and Senior Center.
JUNE 5, 2018, Welcome Ms. Katie Boyer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin Ecological Services Field Office. She will address the chapter on “The Monarch Conservation Movement”. 
AUGUST 7, 2018 Cleve Powell of San Antonio River Authority will be our guest speaker presenting “Native Seed Propagation”.
3rd SATURDAY PRAIRIE RESTORATION WORKDAYS, 8am-Open at the Kirchoff Family Farm.
JUNE 16, JULY 21, AUGUST 18, SEPTEMBER 15, and OCTOBER 20, 2018.
Begin at 8am, leave when you want. Work along side members of the Kirchoff Family, learn and observe while listening to songbirds! Lunch and refreshments are provided by the Kirchoff Family in appreciation of your helping them restore their prairie!
We’ll email invitations with the location, driving instructions, as well as the VERY IMPORTANT details on coming prepared to work outdoors.
(Look for your email invite a few days prior; we hope to see you at on upcoming 3rd Saturdays at 8am).

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