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It is time for prairies!
JUNE 2022

Lone Star Land Steward Award Winners!

The Ebel Grassland Ranch has received the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's 2022 Lone Star Land Steward Award for the Blackland Prairie Ecoregion. Through land management practices focused on returning the land to the native prairie ecosystem, the Ebels have been able to increase native flora and fauna, improve soil health and wildlife diversity on the property while running a full-time livestock operation. We are so proud of their work and outreach. Çongratulations on a well-deserved award! Check out the video. Learn more about the Ebel Grassland Ranch.
EXPLORE AND LEARN ON NATIONAL PRAIRIE DAY!
Join us SATURDAY JUNE 4 for a tour of Daphne Prairie, followed  by lunch and a landowner workshop in Mount Vernon. Workshop topics include prairie conservation, wildlife management plans and the tax valuation, conservation easements, solar development and regenerative grazing. To find out more and to register, click here.

Over the River and Through the Prairie

From Pennsylvania to Texas we go! Join Dwayne Estes online Wednesday June 22.  Dwayne will discuss the fascinating story of how Southeastern grasslands fueled America’s westward migration. The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative is working to rebuild these lost grasslands, and needs to form partnerships across a 24-state region, including eastern Texas. To find our more, click here.

Pollinator Week Events!

Celebrate Pollinator Week (June 20-26) with NPAT! There will be a Zoom presentation on Managing Prairie for Native Pollinators by Carol Clark on Friday, June 24. And on Saturday, June 25 we will host two native plants and pollinators bioblitz events at both Deer Park Prairie and Talbot Brothers!  Learn more…

June 5 Open Prairie Day

On Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to noon, NPAT's Mary Talbot Prairie and Talbot Brothers Preserve near New Boston, will be open to visitors. June is one of the best times to view these special prairies. Contact Kirsti Harms for more information. 
Join Us Today!
GET OUTSIDE!
Our volunteer days and hikes are a great way to get out onto a prairie and learn.

Fort Worth Chapter Nature Hikes:
Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Caddo National Grasslands Blackland Prairie Tour
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Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit to 4K River Ranch, west of Mineral Wells
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Visit the FWNPAT website for more information and to register. 

Creech Prairie Volunteer Day
Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to noon
This prairie restoration is located in Wilson County near Floresville. Contact mjcreech@mac.com for more info.

Dowell Ranch Volunteer Day
Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to noon
Come to our ranch in Manchaca (south of Austin) and help with projects both indoors and out. Contact Kirsti Harms for information.

Kirchoff Prairie Volunteer Days and a Bioblitz!
Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1444 C.R. 210, Floresville 78114 
Work and learn at the ongoing prairie restoration project at the Kirchoff Family Farm. Come when you can and leave when you want. For more information, contact Don Kirchoff

Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Workday  in Deer Park
Saturday, June 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Work and learn, and help with the care and maintenance of this rare coastal prairie. Join the bioblitz! To RSVP and for more details, contact Della Barbato.
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