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!

June, July 2014 Prairie Activities in Photos
To view all photos, go to To view list of albums, go to See links at bottom to individual albums ...
Volunteers Needed for Workdays at Deer Park Prairie in July!
NPAT is holding three workdays at the Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities on ...
Th, 6/26″Flora of Deer Park Prairie” by TPWD botanist Jason Singhurst & 6/28 Wildflower Walk at DPP
Video: Jason Singhurst using a field press to preserve herbarium specimen of plants of Deer Park Prairie last October. This ...
NPAT’s Maddin Property
At the beginning of June, Kirsti Harms, President of Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) & Austin resident, took a ...
Open HNPAT board meeting needs your input (by email or attendance on W, 6/18, 7:00pm)
Hi all, We would like your help and input to help us build a better and more responsive HNPAT (Houston Chapter ...
Birding at Deer Park Prairie on May 24, 2014, led by Damien Carey
Damien Carey led a wonderful bird tour on May 24, 2014 at Deer Park Prairie. He explained the relationship of ...
Two Opportunities for Seed Collection – Saturday, 6/7/14
Two opportunities to collect prairie plant seeds this Saturday morning: At Marysee Prairie County Road 2077, off Hwy 105 between Batson and Moss Hill .  ...
Restore an Urban Prairie at Willow Waterhole by HCFCD
Navigating the Potholes to Restore an Urban Prairie at Willow Waterhole Guest Speakers:  Carolyn White and Stephen Benigno of 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.