Oct. & Nov. 2018 Prairie Events & More

Scroll down for information on these events:

  • Wild About Houston Film Festival, Wednesday, October 17
  • Pocket Prairie Workday at MD Anderson: Thursday, October 18
  • Restoration Roundup at Texas City Prairie Preserve, Friday, October 19
  • Activities of PRAIRIES & POLLINATORS: A REGIONAL CELEBRATION, SEPT. 22 – NOV. 10, 2018. Click here for updates on all events across the Greater Houston region.
  • Prairie Stampede: An Awards Potluck for the Prairie Community – all welcome, Wednesday, November 28
  • Save the date: North American Prairie Conference at UH Clear Lake, June 2-5, 2019

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Wild About Houston Film Festival, Wednesday, October 17

A screening of short, local, environmental films that tell the story of local environmental issues, their champions, and how you can make a difference. More info at CEC website and at CEC facebook page

Rice Media Center, 2030 University Blvd, near Stockton and University.

6:30 PM conversation, networking, and a light meal
7:00 PM film screening.

Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated.

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Pocket Prairie Workday at MD Anderson: Thursday, October 18

9 am – 12 pm: Ryan Middleton of Katy Prairie Conservancy will be leading this quarterly maintenance of the MD Anderson Prairie: seed, and weed. Jaime Gonzalez will also be there representing The Nature Conservancy. For more information, to RSVP, and to be informed about the parking situation, email LShen@katyprairie.org

 

Restoration Roundup at Texas City Prairie Preserve, Friday, October 19: REGISTER HERE

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Activities of PRAIRIES & POLLINATORS: A REGIONAL CELEBRATION, SEPT. 22 – NOV. 10, 2018. Click here for details on all events across the Greater Houston region.

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Prairie Stampede: An Awards Potluck for the Prairie Community – all welcome, Wednesday, November 28

THANK YOU HOUSTON ZOO!

The Houston Zoo has extremely generously donated the use of the Brown Education Center for the annual HNPAT & CPP (Coastal Prairie Partnership) Prairie Stampede – the Awards Potluck – on Wednesday, November 28, ~6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m. When Cherie Flores Pavilion and Hermann Park Conservancy informed us in January of this year that we would no longer be able to hold collaborative events (events jointly sponsored by HNPAT and another non-profit organization) and that they could cancel our reservation at extremely short notice (once on the day of the event), the Houston Zoo came to the rescue and donated the use of the wonderful Brown Education Center for this event!

More information, including a signup sheet for the potluck, will be coming about this event. Some of the awards to be presented are:

Dick Benoit Upper Texas Coast Prairie Award – This award recognizes someone from the Upper Texas Coast area, oftentimes Greater Houston, who is contributing to coastal prairie conservation, education, etc. This award is for recent work not a career of achievement. This award is voted on by the general public. Send nominations to prairiepartner@gmail.com.

Prairie Excellence Award – This award recognizes career achievement in coastal prairie conservation. This award is selected by the CPP Board. The CPP board will gladly take suggestions for this award. Send suggestions to prairiepartner@gmail.com.

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Save the date: North American Prairie Conference at UH Clear Lake, June 2-5, 2019

From the conference planning committee:

From June 2-5, 2019 the Houston prairie community will host the 25th North American Prairie Conference. This marks only the second time that the conference will be held in Texas and the first held in the Lone Star State since the 1980s. The theme of the conference is Healthy Prairies, Healthy Watersheds and is being co-presented by the Nature Conservancy of Texas, Katy Prairie Conservancy, Native Prairies Association of Texas, and the Coastal Prairie Partnership.  

We are currently requesting presentation submissions and sponsorships. Please tell folks in your network about this very special event and mark your calendars.
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