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!

Sat., 5/10, Tallow Eradication at Deer Park Prairie, noon – ??
Help with tallow eradication & see spring blooms at Deer Park Prairie: join Glenn Merkord (HNPAT) & Ian Kress (DPP ...
4 NPAT Field Trips in May
4 NPAT Field Trips in May See the NPAT section for information on 4 NPAT (our parent organization - Native ...
Thur, 4/24/14: HNPAT Meeting & Earth Day Event (You  may preview our not quite ready for prime time new website at ; eventually the website will ...
Bird Tour of Deer Park Prairie: May 24, 2014, 8:00 a.m. RSVP required.
Damien Carey, who lead the bird tour at the Prairie Celebration, has agreed to lead another bird tour of Deer ...
Old post from April 3, 2014 transferred.
This was posted April 3, 2014 on other trial website. TODAY at 5:00 p.m. is LAST CHANCE To Register for ...
Prairie Celebration & Dinner at Monument Inn
HNPAT invites all friends, neighbors, and supporters to A Prairie Celebration on the Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve and ...
DPP Management Plan Meeting
First one was on December xx, 2013 ...
Deer Park Prairie Workday
On December 15, we had a workday at DPP ...

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.