Become a member of the Native Prairies Association of Texas
and make a difference!


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


We hope to see you at the Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center for the Prairie Stampede – our annual Holiday Potluck & Awards Celebration on November 28!

Join us for a prairie potluck dinner and evening of networking, awards, and celebration of 2018 prairie accomplishments for Greater Houston, Texas, and Louisiana. All prairie enthusiasts, restorationists, and organizations supporting and preserving native prairies in Texas and Louisiana are cordially invited!

Please register here!  (Note please scroll down to view start time, parking, and entrance gate)

Facebook Event Card - 2018 Prairie Stampede


ARRIVAL TIME & PARKING: Zoo Lights could attract thousands of guests, even on a Wednesday. so parking will be a problem. From Houston Zoo: “Gates open for Zoo Lights at 5:00 pm although I would not expect the crowds until 6-7pm, right in the middle of when your guests arrive. I would recommend that you suggest your guests start to arrive at the zoo at 6:00 pm (and maybe carpool with friends!). They will all enter our education gate (Gate 8 on the left of parking lot) so do not have to wait in line to get into zoo but they may have to circle a few times to find parking if the zoo is busy.”

HNPAT members will be decorating starting at 5:30 pm. Come around 6 pm and socialize with appetizers. Dinner line starts at 6:30 and program starts around 7:00.

Come and celebrate with us the presentation of HNPAT’s first Greater Houston Prairie Volunteer Award to Julie D’ablaing!


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 theLawther – 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.