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!

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 ...
Seed Cleaning & Packing Pizza Party
The Coastal Prairie Conservancy & the Houston-Native Prairies Association of Texas are hosting their annual Seed Cleaning & Packing Pizza ...
Taking Prairie Education Statewide
By Della Barbato Education is one of the most important allies to the almost-extinct Texas prairie ecosystem. Of course, as ...
HNPAT: Deer Park Prairie Checklists
Maryland Meadow Beauty (Rhexia mariana by Kelly Walker) Checklists: Jason Singhurst, et. al., J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 12(2): 721 ...
HNPAT: All About Milkweeds & Monarchs in Texas & on Coastal Prairie
Identification of Milkweeds in TexasDownload Compiled by Jason Singhurst, Ben Hutchins, and Walter C. Holmes More references: How to germinate ...
HNPAT References & Links
Winter Sunrise at Deer Park Prairie by Lisa Spangler Links Coastal Prairie Partnership Katy Prairie Conservancy Monarchs & Milkweeds in ...
Visit Lawther-Deer Park Prairie
Deer Park Prairie – June 28 Wildflower Tour. 140628 The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) and its Houston Chapter ...

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.