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!

Urban Prairie Series Written & Edited by Bob Romero
Bob Romero publishes the Urban Prairie Series about our local pocket prairies in HNPAT newsletters.  Links to the pertinent newsletters ...
In Memory of Charlie Lundquist – Deer Park Prairie Volunteer
We are extremely sad to announce that HNPAT (Houston - Native Prairies Association of Texas) member and devoted Lawther - ...
Shady Nine: Video Presentation & Vote for Your Favorite Local Native Plants for the Shade
HNPAT's first Zoom monthly meeting was a HUGE success, thanks to speaker Beth Clark, Principal at Clark Condon Landscape Architect ...
Update on City Nature Challenge 2020
An update on City Nature Challenge (CNC) from Jaime Gonzalez is posted below. Basically: CNC will still be on, but ...
2020 Party for the Prairie: Photos and Report
From the HNPAT March Newsletter (subscribe to the monthly newsletter at ): Native Prairie Association of Texas’ (NPAT’s) first ...
Party for the Prairie to Benefit Deer Park Prairie Education Program
HOSTED BY NATIVE PRAIRIES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS You are cordially invited to join us in honoring the conservation work of Susan ...
Updates posted on home page: register for 1/22/20 Seed Cleaning & Packing PIZZA PARTY
Sorry for the delay! The registration link and information for the 1/22/2020 Seed Cleaning & Packing PIZZA PARTY is now ...
Jim Duron Honored with HNPAT’s 2019 Prairie Volunteer Award
HNPAT (Houston Chapter - Native Prairies Association of Texas) will be presenting its 2019 Prairie Volunteer Award to Jim Duron, ...

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.