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Please join us in exploring, restoring, enjoying, conserving, and learning about our local prairies!

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. In the Houston area, HNPAT is responsible for the management, conservation and educational uses of the Lawther – Deer Park Prairie Preserve in Deer Park, Texas.  All are invited to join our activities, including monthly programs on the 4th Wednesday evening of every month.

Restoring an Oil Refinery Property

Tim White from Environeering, a Houston-based environmental consulting firm, will discuss a project involving remediation of a former oil refinery in the Texoma area and that site’s restoration to native grasslands, riparian and wetland areas. A Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) was performed on the site and, based on that assessment, approximately 100 acres of wetlands, 30 acres of grasslands and 5 acres of riparian area were constructed. The talk will cover a brief summary of the sites activities as well as the criteria used to create the restored habitat.

Mr. White is the President of Environeering, Inc. in Houston, Texas. He has a degree in Aquatic Biology from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and is a Registered Environmental Manager with the National Association of Environmental Professionals. He has over thirty years of experience in the environmental field and has broad project management experience in the petrochemical, manufacturing and oil & gas industries in the areas of solid and hazardous waste activities and remedial closure standards. He has extensive experience in environmental remediation and restoration processes and policies at the federal, state and local levels. Mr. White is the current president of the Houston Audubon Society.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cherie Flores Pavilion at Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Dr. Houston, TX

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