HNPAT // Houston Chapter

Welcome to the Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT). We’re so glad you’re here. Check the chapter calendar for upcoming monthly meetings, events, field trips and more.

HNPAT provides many programs related to prairie plants, their growing conditions, propagation and usage in the home garden as well as information about insects, birds and animals of the prairie.

HNPAT Counties (click to view larger)

Our long-term goals are:

  • To promote conservation, restoration, and appreciation of our natural heritage – the coastal tallgrass prairie and its extremely biodiverse population of plants, insects, birds and other animals;
  • To expand the base of prairie supporters and advocates by education through lectures, field trips, workshops, educational booths, educational brochures, website and use of the Lawther – Deer Park Prairie Preserve;
  • To support efforts to develop sources for native prairie seeds and plants for use in both large scale restorations and smaller prairie gardens;
  • To aid NPAT in the management of Deer Park Prairie through volunteerism, fundraising and other means;
  • To identify remaining high quality prairie remnants in the greater Houston area and develop strategies and collaborations to protect them.

Houston Chapter Blog

News, events and more!

Soil Carbon Study of Remnant and Restored Prairies
A Soil Carbon study was conducted for Deer Park Prairie and the UH Coastal Center Prairie. You can view a ...
MOTH NIGHTS @ DEER PARK PRAIRIE 2024
COME SEE THE MOTHS AT THE PRAIRIE. THREE NIGHTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR SPRING MOTHING! MARCH 9, 6:30 pm, March 23, ...
DEER PARK PRAIRIE POLLINATOR WORKSHOP AND CITY NATURE CHALLENGE BIOBLITZ
APRIL 27, 9:00 AM AT THE PRAIRIE, 1222 EAST PURDUE LANE, DEER PARK Join in for a short presentation on ...
“A Brief History of Time – The Evolution of Plants in 50 minutes!
February 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday at the Red Cross Building, 2700 SW Frwy The evolution of plants has resulted in ...
Deer Park Prairie Workday & Visitors Day
February 24, Saturday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Join in for the monthly Fourth Saturday Workday at 1222 E ...
Seed Sorting & Pizza Party – January 24
Join us for the Annual Seed Sorting and Pizza Party, January 24, 6:30-8:30 at the Red Cross Building, 2700 Southwest ...
YEAR END APPEAL
HNPAT DONATIONS NEEDED! Donations are needed to help give an honorarium to the great speakers for the monthly meetings. Please ...
A Prairie Halloween!
Strange and unusual prairie denizens plus legends and lore of Texas Prairies! Wednesday, October 25, 6:45pm-8:00pm, Red Cross Building, 2700 ...

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.