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Join us for the Annual Prairie Stampede IN PERSON this year!

2021 Prairie Stampede Invitation verySm

Register HERE

Join us for an in-person, outdoor picnic at the 2021 Prairie Stampede Holiday Celebration & Awards Dinner on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

Also, join us in honoring HNPAT’s 2021 Prairie Volunteer, Charles Barfield . Read about Charles’ contributions to the prairie in the linked blog. We will also present in person HNPAT’s 2020 Prairie Volunteer Award to John Egan who received his award last year over zoom, but for various reasons, did not even receive his plaque.

All prairie enthusiasts, conservationists, restorationists, and organizations supporting and preserving native prairies in Texas are cordially invited to this annual evening of networking, awards, and celebration of 2021 prairie accomplishments for Texas and Louisiana.

The event is hosted by the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (entrances at 4501 Woodway Drive 77024 and 120 West Loop North 77024). For everyone’s safety, please bring your own food and drinks (non-alcoholic please) for an outdoor picnic. We will have socially-distanced tables set up for attendees or you are welcome to bring your own chairs and picnic blankets.  There is ample lighting in the outdoor space for our evening, and the HANC will be setting up an outdoor fire pit for us to enjoy too!

As usual at the Stampede, a presentation will highlight each group’s accomplishments over the past year.  See below for the format and deadline for slide submissions.

The opportunity to greet old prairie friends and meet new ones will make this a fun night!

Please note that the Arboretum Parking fee is $5 (https://houstonarboretum.org/visit/plan-your-visit/hours-parking/)

Register HERE

We are inviting organizations with prairie related projects to be a part of the slide show highlighting their achievements for this past year.  If you are interested in being included, please use the following format for your slide submission:

1. Please send us a total of TWO PowerPoint slides for the presentation.
2. Include your organization’s name or logo at the top of each slide.
3. You may include photos or text; however, we recommend that the text be no smaller than 24 font so it will be easy to read. 

 Please send your submissions to thendrick@katyprairie.org by Wednesday, December 1st.

 We hope to see you at the Prairie Stampede!


January, 2022 monthly meeting: Seed Packing Party – in person tentatively. Check back in January for specifics.


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 for link.

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


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.


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.