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.

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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!

Announcements for the September 22, 2021 meeting
Rolling announcements for the September 22, 2021 meeting is at ...
Announcements for August 25, 2021 HNPAT Meeting
Here are the rolling announcements for August 25, 2021 HNPAT meeting: Go to the home page to get ...
Online Resources for Lauren Simpson’s talk on “Pollinators and the Powerhouse Prairie Plants That They Love”
From Lauren Simpson, creator of St. Julian’s Crossing Wildlife Habitat for HNPAT(July 28, 2021) Native-plant locators and informationWhen you want ...
Upcoming HNPAT Events
Save the Date: Saturday, July 17: Moth Night at Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve As they become available, updated ...
For NPAT Members: Big Houston Museum of Natural Science Discount!
15% off Museum Memberships for Native Prairies Association of Texas* members & friends Discount Code:    NPATX15 Offer expires:       ...
TONIGHT, 6/23: Nine Natives for Shade Gardens by Beth Clark
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 7:00 pm Beth Clark, Professional Landscape Architect with Clark Condon, Landscape Architecture, will be talking about ...
UH Coastal Center Open for City Nature Challenge Participants: Gates open on Friday, April 30 Morning
The University of Houston Coastal Center, located in La Marque, is the home of the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie ...
Deer Park Prairie open for City Nature Challenge 2021 on May 1, 10am – 2pm
It's April - City Nature Challenge Month! CNC is a worldwide contest: everyone can participate and help Greater Houston win! ...

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.