Welcome New Member Group: Native Prairies Association of Texas

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 in Texas. NPAT protects over 2000 acres of native Texas grassland, including over 100 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. In 2010, NPAT started its first local chapter in Houston to allow members in the metro area to meet and discuss local and regional projects and raise awareness for the organization in the Texas Gulf Coast region.

2002-A Guadalupe St., PMB 290
Austin, TX 78705
(512)847-7615 (office/fax)
President: pat_merkord@texasprairie.org
Executive Director: dalmara_bayne@texasprairie.org
President, Houston Chapter: HNPAT@texasprairie.org

Programs: Presentations for landowners about land conservation methods in Texas; Educational presentations and field trips designed for children and adults; land restoration education and support; development of regional land restoration guides; performed a 95 county survey locating remnant native prairies in Texas.
Publications: Quarterly newsletter, Texas Prairie News; periodic email updates for members and people who have requested correspondence via www.texasprairie.org.

Major Events: State of the Prairie Conference: An annual conference dedicated to sharing and furthering the knowledge of grassland conservation, restoration, and education (Dec. 2012, Kingsville); Prairie Heritage Day: A family-oriented educational event focusing on prairie education and awareness of the endangered nature of native grasslands (Nov. 2012, Richmond).

Meeting Times: 4th Wednesday of each month except November and December; Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77074

Volunteer opportunities: NPAT offers many opportunities throughout the year for volunteer help and support including workdays and field trips to our conserved properties, bird and plant surveys, and community service projects.