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.

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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!

“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 ...
Saturday, July 22, 2023 - 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park From “National Moth Week" celebrates the beauty, life ...
Our Coastal Prairie: Finding, Restoring and Managing Urban Prairie Remnants
Don Verser’s presentation will explore the history of our coastal prairie and what happened to it. He will define what ...
“Restoring Biodiversity in the Fifth Ward”
The Fifth Ward is a diverse community, historically African American and Latino, located just northeast of downtown houston. The community ...
The New Tiger Prairie at Katy High School
April 26 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm Join in as Dr. Rhonda Burrough of Katy High School and six ...
Chapter Meeting – March 22, 6:45 pm Prairie Restoration in City Parks
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has five prairie restoration projects in city parks, with more to come in the ...

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.