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REGISTER EARLY FOR 2019 TLC CONFERENCE in AustinFEB. 27 thru MAR.1, 2019, Hilton Austin-Airport.Inquire about Sponsorship & Exhibitor opportunities by calling…

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“Whooping Cranes” WEDNESDAY: Arrive@ 6:30pm; Program begins @7pmCome and welcome Dr. Wade Harrell, U.S. Whooping Crane Coordinator, Aransas National Wildlife…

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CENTEX CHAPTER MEETING WEDNESDAY,  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Native Seeds” Come and meet Nate Custer from Douglas King Seeds. He’ll talk…

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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. Open the Chapter’s link below for specific locations and speakers.
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 resume our meetings, Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 5th! 6:30-8:30pm at the Georgetown Library (402 W. 8th Street). Our guest speaker, Nate Custer, with Douglas King Seeds will talk about this San Antonio-based seed company:

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.
Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fort Worth Chapter

MONTHLY MEETINGS:: 2nd Monday, 6:30pm,
AUGUST 13. SSCI Lecture Hall 1106, Fort Worth, “NPAT Prairies”: Pat will discuss acquisition, advocacy, & prairie management on NPAT properties & conservation easements.
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.

San Antonio Chapter

MONTHLY MEETINGS: 1st TUESDAY, 7-8:30pm at the City of San Antonio’s Lions Field Adult and Senior Center.
August 7, 2018: Cleve Powell of San Antonio River Authority made his presentation: “Native Seed Propagation”. READ OUR ‘REPORT’ ON THIS MEETING ON OUR HOME PAGE.
September 4, 2018: Susan Snow, Archeologist, San Antonio Missions will speak on “Cultural Resources of Restoration Sites”
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.

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.

MARK YOU CALENDAR FOR THESE DATES: AUGUST 18, SEPTEMBER 15, and OCTOBER 20, 2018. at Kirchoff Family Farm.

REGISTER FOR AUGUST 18, 2018 so we can have your lunch prepared. Arrive at or before 8am and leave when you’re ready.  Sponsored by the San Antonio Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas (SANPAT).

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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