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!

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 ...
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 ...
Covered dish supper: Bring your favorite to share! Prairie partners: Send images or a PowerPoint page of your 2023 prairie ...
Deer Park Prairie News:
About the Prairie: Maintenance has been a priority on the prairie this year. The majority of the prairie was mowed ...
“Gulf Coast Prairie in the Wild Urban Plains: Experiences and Practices in Memorial Park”
September 27, 6:45pm-8:00pm, Red Cross Building at 2700 Southwest Freeway Memorial Park is a 1466 acre conservancy – in the ...
Night Wings Over the Prairie – Insect Life After Dark – Aug. 23 @ 6:45
Join us for the August meeting 6:45pm to 8:00 pm. Red Cross Building @ 2700 Southwest Freeway. As prairie lovers, ...
Our Prairies and A Prehistory of Houston and Southeast Texas with Historian and Author Dan Worrall
Wednesday, July 26, 2023; 6:30 pm Red Cross Building: 2700 Southwest Freeway Join us as Dan Worrall talks about Houston’s ...

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.