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NPAT’s Annual Celebration - December 1, 2018

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018

NPAT is having A Paul Mathews Prairie Celebration

Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Greenville, TX.

Join us for an afternoon on the prairie, and a catered dinner celebration at the Landmark on Lee St. in Greenville. The celebration will feature speakers and presentations, we’ll honor some of our special members, and there will be a silent auction. More details and registration to come.

NPAT’s Chapters hold Monthly Meet ups and Events offering 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. 

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.
November 13– Prairie Restoration at Harry S. Moss Park, Hosted by NPAT’s Blackland Prairie Chapter, at CC Young, 4847 W Lawther Dr, Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75214
Open the Chapter’s Facebook link below for specific locations and speakers.
Blackland NPAT Chapter Facebook page

CenTex (Central Texas) Chapter

The Central Texas chapter is looking for someone to take the lead organizing chapter meetings. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Austin-area Events:
NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at Indiangrass Prairie, Austin, TX (SE area near Loop 130)
Sunday, December 16: The bird and nature walk from 7:30 a.m. to noon
Monthly access days offer a chance to explore one of the last prairie remnants in the Austin area.
Meet at the intersection of Blue Bluff Road and Bloor Road. For more information (and later arrival times), email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

ELISABET NEY MUSEUM in central 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 day.
Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fort Worth Chapter

MONTHLY MEETINGS: 2nd Monday, 6:30pm,
October 8 – Glenn Merkord, NPAT – Native Grass ID
November 12 – Rachel Richter - “BATS OF THE PRAIRIES”
TCC-Northwest Campus, Rm WACB 1123!

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!
September 26 - Amie Treuer-Kuehn of Texas Parks and Wildlife - Texas Ecosystem Analytical Mapper/TEAM, an interactive mapping tool presentation. Arrive @6:30pm; Presentation @7:00pm at the Red Cross Building, 2700 SW Frwy - easy access and free parking.
Houston Chapter Website and
Houston Chapter Facebook Page.

San Antonio Chapter

MONTHLY MEETINGS: 1st TUESDAY, 7-8:30pm at the City of San Antonio’s Lions Field Adult and Senior Center.
October 2, 2018: Dr. Rebeca Quinonez-Best with the National Wildlife Federation will speak on NWF’s work in North America on the monarch butterfly’s situation and collaborative efforts with landowners, conservationists, and other interested parties.

Sponsored by the San Antonio NPAT Chapter Arrive EARLY - witness a spectacular sunrise.
MARK YOU CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING SEPTEMBER 15, and OCTOBER 20, 2018 A link to register online will be posted in each event notice. So, when you see a ‘3rd Saturday Prairie Registration Workday posted, please register so we know you’re coming (the Kirchoffs will have lunches prepared)

We’ll start at 8am, enjoy lunch provided by the Kirchoff Family, and leave when you want.
LOCATION:  SE of San Antonio, Wilson County; Street Address: 1444 C.R. 210, Floresville, TX 78114 (Coordinates are: North 28.973611 West -98.108333).
Call BRENDA KIRCHOFF: 361.564.0177.
Volunteers meet on the Kirchoff Prairie; early morning arrivals may be treated to a beautiful sunrise, blazing cacti flowers, fluttering butterflies, or bird calls from bob white quail!
Work alongside the Kirchoff siblings, Don, Scott, and Brenda, learn and observe while listening to songbirds!  We will work on activities such as:
Cutting invasive woody plants and treating stumps; bagging and/or collecting milkweed capsules; transplanting milkweed or other pollinator seedlings; picking up and stacking woody plants; collecting native seeds (frequent activity in summer and fall months); processing native seeds; and other prairie tasks. Depending on the season, volunteers may bag milkweeds, collect the bags, process opened seed capsules, and/or plant seeds – some in trays or directly to the prairie; in summer & fall volunteers may collect and process a variety of pollinator plants & grasses.
Lunch and refreshments are provided by the Kirchoff Family in appreciation of your helping them restore their prairie! 
Work for a bit longer if you’d like; leave when you’re ready.
Thanks for supporting NPAT and the restoration efforts of the Kirchoff Family!

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