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PFPCover1Party for the Prairie is THIS SATURDAY, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. virtually!

Due to uptick in the Delta variant of Covid-19, the Party for the Prairie will be virtual with complimentary registration. For more information and registration link, see texasprairie.org/party.

NPAT invites you to join us for our second annual Party for the Prairie! This entertaining and inspiring VIRTUAL celebration will raise vital funds for the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Education Program. Our prairie education continues in spite of the limitations of the last year and a half. People need their prairie time.

Sponsorships continue to be welcome. As promotion of the Party goes out to our statewide network, we expect even more attendees now in our virtual format. Learn more about becoming a sponsor!”

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You are invited to join our monthly meeting online (registration required; scroll down for link):

Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 pm

PHOTOGRAPHING PRAIRIES FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT
by Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald Headshot. Photo by Art Wolfe.

Sean Fitzgerald. Photo by Art Wolfe.

Sean is a Dallas-based nature, conservation and travel photographer. Sean’s work has been published in a wide variety of publications, including New York Times, Outdoor Photographer, Nature Conservancy, Audubon, Photo District News, Backpacker, Bicycling, Texas Highways, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and many more. His fine-art prints are found in private and corporate art collections across the country. Sean leads photo workshops for Ted Turner Reserves. His work is varied, but focuses primarily on Texas and endangered ecosystems such as Texas prairies. Sean is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, and a board member of the Native Prairies Association of Texas. He his involved with industry efforts to modernize the copyright system to better protect visual artists and is also actively involved with protecting artist rights on public lands. You can see more of his images at http://www.seanfitzgerald.com.

Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUod-6rpzgjE9Sb-jzV199DpYC4uXlZHxFu
Immediately upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to join the meeting. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the confirmation e-mail in your Inbox.
The easiest way to join the meeting is to simply click on the link provided in the confirmation e-mail. The password is incorporated in the link.  You may log in as early as 6:30 PM to work through any connection issuesxxx

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June meeting presentation: Nine Natives for Shade Gardens
Creating Simple Gardens With Native Prairie Plants
by Beth Clark,
Professional Landscape Architect with Clark Condon, Landscape Architecture will be uploaded to Youtube shortly. Check back next week for link.

beth clarkNine Natives for Shade Gardens CoverLink to the Nine Natives for Shade Gardens booklet at tinyurl.com/9NativesForShade

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Upcoming:

Prairie Stampede – tentatively, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Zoom.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED (check back closer to event for registration link)

Immediately upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to join the meeting. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the confirmation e-mail in your Inbox.
The easiest way to join the meeting is to simply click on the link provided in the confirmation e-mail. The password is incorporated in the link.

You may log in as early as 6:30 PM to work through any connection issues.

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2021 Houston-Galveston City Nature Challenge Results

cnc results

More results at https://www.facebook.com/HouGalCNC/ . You do not have to join facebook to read the posts on this page. Just scroll down and keep clicking the “not now” when the annoying join the facebook popups appear.  See especially the posts on May 13.

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Deer Park Prairie will be open to visitors by appointment only. We are abiding by CDC protocol and are requiring face masks for people who are not vaccinated. For those who are vaccinated, face masks are optional.

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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.

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