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!

NPAT & The Importance of Private Land Conservation – Meeting June 26, 6:30 pm
The Houston Chapter of the Native Prairie Association of Texas (HNPAT) invites you to join our monthly meeting in person ...
Showy Snowies – Celebrate Orchids of the Deer Park Prairie
Saturday, June 1, 6:30pm - 8:30 pm Showy Snowies ...
Between Bay & Bayou – A story about a relationship between a girl and mud.
Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 PM at the American Red Cross Bldg. - 2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX Between Bayou and Prairie ...
Transforming Taxonomy – Meditations on Morphology – Houston Chapter Meeting
April 24, 6:30-8:30 pm, 2700 SW Freeway, at the Red Cross Building When we look at a forest, a prairie, ...
Texas Nature Trackers: How you can help track Texas’s threatened species & iNaturalist 101
Have you seen a SGCN recently (Species of Great Conservation Need)? Texas Nature Trackers wants to know!  Come learn about TPWD’s Texas ...
REACHING OUT
By: Angela Roth My first exposure to Texas native plants was at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Jaime Gonzalez ...
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, ...

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.