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PLEASE RSVP by NOON Friday, May 18, 2018San Antonio NPAT’s 3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday Kirchoff Family FarmOpen this LINK - Sign Up…

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The long-awaited rescheduled presentation by Jim Blackburn, the “Texas Coastal Exchange”! Houston NPAT Chapter’s Monthly ProgramArrive @ 6:30 pm, Wednesday’ presentation begins @7:00pm! The Texas…

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Maddin Prairie Breeding Bird SurveyMaddin Prairie Preserve near Colorado City Saturday and Sunday, from dawn to dusk. We’ll be conducting bird surveys and making other…

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Our Chapters

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!

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: 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 the first Wednesday in August: August 1st!
It’s spring in Central Texas and one the best times to get out on the prairie. Here’s a round up of our events for May; Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information on any of these events.
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 7:30am-noon: BIRD SURVEY & WORK DAY Indiangrass Prairie Preserve. Come early for the bird survey or join us at 9am for the work day. Robert Reeves will lead the bird walk; Rene Barrera will oversee the restoration activities. For info and directions, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); we’ll meet @ Blue Bluff Rd & Bloor Rd.
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 9am-noon: PRAIRIE PLANT WALK Commons Ford Prairie, Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park. Join Diane Sherrill for a plant walk at this restored prairie. Registration is limited; click HERE to sign up.

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).
UPCOMING FWNPAT PROGRAMS:
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.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Special Members Only event - RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:30pm: HNPAT Monthly Program.  The long-awaited rescheduled presentation by Jim Blackburn, the “Texas Coastal Exchange”, a system developed at the Severe Storm Prevention, Education and Evacuation from Disaster (“SSPEED”) Center at Rice University.
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 on the 1st Tuesday, from 7-8:30pm at the City of San Antonio’s Lions Field Adult and Senior Center.
“3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workdays” (Chapter-sponsored) begin at 9am, you leave when you want; drinks & lunch provided. Location: the Kirchoff Family Farm.
UPCOMING SANPAT PROGRAMS:
MAY 1, 2018, Monthly Meeting, 7-8:30pm Welcome Ms. Jamie Killian, TPWD Biologist for Wilson & Karnes Counties. She will present TPWD’s “Landowner Assistance Programs”.
MAY 19, 2018, 3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday, 9am Kirchoff Family Farm.
JUNE 5, 2018, Monthly Meeting, 7-8:30pm 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”. 
JUNE 16, , 2018 3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday, 9am: at Kirchoff Family Farm. (Watch for notices for 3rd Saturdays, JULY 21, AUGUST 18, SEPTEMBER 15, OCTOBER 20, 2018: 3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workdays, 9am

Supplemental Documents

NPAT BYLAWS

CHAPTER GUIDELINES

FIELD TRIP WAIVER

VOLUNTEER WAIVER

FORM AP-204, TEXAS OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER

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