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!

Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve – Beauty at Rest
I attended a monthly HNPAT meeting tonight for the first time, and was able to enjoy a prairie walk and ...
9/3 – Workday (& maybe 8/30?) to Cut & Treat Trees Too Big for the Brush-hog
Please join Ian Kress, Glenn Merkord, and Lan Shen on Wednesday, September 3, 8:00 a.m. - ?? until it gets ...
Deer Park Prairie Mowed! Come on Thursday, 8/28/14 to Hear Why!
Deer Park Prairie was mowed with a brush-hog on August 11-12.  A ~7 acre section was left unmowed for visitors ...
Want to De-clutter? ….Think of us!
We can use all types of equipment for Deer Park Prairie!  If you are throwing away things in the greater ...
Doug Haass, Deer Park Photographer, Future HNPAT Blogger
Doug Haas, Deer Park Resident and Photographer, has started taking photos of  Deer Park Prairie and has volunteered to blog ...
Thanks! July 26 Volunteers
Thanks, Deer Park Prairie Volunteers, for Your Hard Work on Saturday, July 26!  Kirsti Harms, NPAT President came from Austin ...
“Silver Butt Beetle” to the Uncommon Graceful Grass-Veneer Moth to FIREFLIES! at Deer Park Prairie
Katy Emde, HNPAT and GCMN (Gulf Coast Master Naturalist) member, gave a talk on moths at the July 24, HNPAT ...
New Fort Worth NPAT chapter on cover of Fort Worth Weekly
Burning Passion New Fort Worth Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT) made the cover of Fort Worth Weekly ...

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.