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!

Dennis-isms: Ramblings of a Park Ranger by Dennis Jones
Dennis Jones of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is an inspiration to park visitors, to children, and especially to Texas Master Naturalists ...
Prairies Vanishing & Ted Talk on Using Prairie & Nature in Cities
Thanks to Don Verser for the article and the link to Mark Simmon's Ted Talk: (1)   ---------- Forwarded message ---------- ...
Impromptu DPP Workday TOMORROW, Sunday, 1/4/15, ~10pm with Lan & Superwoman Kelly Walker &
Kelly Walker, Deer Park Prairie's Superwoman, was with Brandt and others on December 30, clearing more of the fenceline (see ...
Saturday, 12/27/14: Bird Walk or Workday or Prairie Tour at Deer Park Prairie & Think of Us for Holiday Donations!
Saturday, December 27: Deer Park Prairie for Bird Walk(7a) or Workday (9a-12p) or Tour (11a) & Think of Us for Your ...
Thank you, Ian & Barbara Kress!
A HUGE thank you to Ian & Barbara Kress for your generous donations to Deer Park Prairie in both money ...
2015 Preview & Tomorrow
Scroll down for 2015 Preview: Tomorrow, November 22, 9:00 a.m. - noon, is our normal 4th Saturday workday at Deer Park ...
Thank You!
We owe a HUGE thanks to Ian & Barbara Kress, but that will be in a separate blog. We do ...
Mark Oldham – First Eagle Scout Project at Deer Park Prairie
Thank you Mark Oldham & the Boy Scouts of Troop 641 & their advisors for working on the first Eagle ...

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.