Blackland Prairie Chapter

Welcome to the Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas! We’re glad you’re here. We’d love to see you at one of our events — check our calendar for the latest info.

This chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas represents 13 North Central Texas counties: Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, and Van Zandt. (see map).

The Blackland chapter formed in July 2014. Many of its members were galvanized by the discovery of original blackland prairie parcels at White Rock Lake in Dallas. The chapter has since been a leading voice to identify, preserve, and promote prairies in Dallas County and beyond. Read more about the Blackland Prairie.


Blackland Chapter Prairie Journal

News, events, and more.

Upcoming Events
For the month of March, we will have a workshop instead of meeting.  On March 28th, Pat Merkord will be ...
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February Meeting – Field Trip instead of Lecture
February's meeting will be a field trip to Gateway Park & Post Oak Preserve on Sunday, February 15th @ 10AM.  Tim ...
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January Meeting
Join us for the first meeting of the new year, next Tuesday night, January 6th, 6:30pm at St. John's Episcopal School, 848 ...
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Seed Collection this Sunday
"On Sunday, December 7, 1-4p.m., we have the opportunity to visit Bluestem Nursery and collect native grass seed for the ...
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December meeting – How to Identify Native Prairie Remnants
Join us Tuesday, December 2 at St. John's Episcopal School 6:30-8:00 PM (enter from the backside through the cafeteria).  Our ...
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Tandy Hills Sunset Hike sponsored by Fort Worth Chapter of NPAT
The hike will be Saturday, October 25 at 5:30pm Celebrate October Prairie Month. Join us for a sunset field trip ...
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The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization and land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands.  NPAT protects over 4,031 acres of native Texas Prairie, including over 1,340 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.