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!

Workdays Dealing with Chinese Tallow at Deer Park Prairie
*** Next regular DPP workday is this Saturday, October 22; 9 a.m. - noon; at Deer Park Prairie; 1222 E. Purdue Lane ...
Prairie Month Event Photos
Below are photos from some of the Prairie Month Events: October 11, 2014: Bioblitz at Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indian Grass ...
What do you see?
This photo represents the first thing I saw when I first set my eyes upon the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve.  I ...
Offsprings from Monarch Way Station from Deer Park Prairie Celebration
For the silent auction at the Deer Park Prairie Celebration on April 5, 2014, Barbara Willy donated 2 Monarch Way ...
E. Texas Prairie & Savannah Tour Pictures
Thanks to Brandt Mannchen for leading the E. Texas Prairie & Savannah Tour on October 25.  Jane Reierson sent this ...
Blaze & Graze: now prairie tours and a cookout!
Check out our Blaze and Graze event. We've made some changes! View this email in your browser VERSION TWO: We ...
Saturday, 11/1 Seed Collecting @ Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR (near Sealy)
Saturday, 11/1: Seed Collecting @ Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR (near Sealy) Yellow Indiangrass. Photo by Carolyn Fannon, Wildflower Center, Austin ...
Deer Park Prairie: Special help needed. + Monday 10/27 workday for Tallow removal
Hi all, Glenn & Ian Kress are doing another Tallow workday at Deer Park Prairie on Monday, Anyone wanting to ...

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.