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Year's End, Looking Ahead
Clymer Meadow Preserve near Greenville, a Texas Nature Conservancy property where NPAT holds three conservation easements. Photo courtesy of Sean Fitzgerald Photography.

Despite the many obstacles we have all faced, we are grateful for this year with you and optimistic about what is to come. You have inspired us to explore new options, build new partnerships, seek new resources, and expand our outreach to conserve even more of our beautiful and beneficial native prairies.

We wish for you and our prairies the resilience to make 2022 a time of resolve, restoration, and renewal. We look forward to what we will achieve together!

Kirsti Harms, Executive Director
Native Prairies Association of Texas
 

Your Last Week to Make A Year-End Gift

Thank you for your commitment to our beautiful Texas prairies. While they have been vanishing under urban growth, together we can save what remains and restore even more.

We plan to protect another 1,000+ acres in 2022. There is so much interest in conservation and restoration in our prairie community, from landowners and others. But a conservation easement can cost up to $30,000. To maintain the momentum, we need additional funds. We don’t want to lose an opportunity.

Your gift by December 31st at NPAT-Donate can be designated directly toward funding land conservation or prairie education programs. This will have an enormous impact on our ability to protect more native prairie.
 
A monthly gift will go even further. You may also give from a donor-advised fund, direct stock gift, or from your IRA as a qualified charitable distribution. This could save you more on taxes and make an even larger impact. Also, The CARES Act expires at the end of 2021 and includes key provisions that may benefit your end-of-year charitable giving. 

Texas prairies are part of our natural heritage. Help us preserve this legacy to maintain the diversity and benefits prairies offer to people and wildlife. Thank you for all you have done to get us this far!
Donate Today
 
Are You an NPAT Member?

We so appreciate our marvelous, generous, and talented NPAT members. You are the foundation of what we accomplish. If you have become a new member this year or have already renewed, we can't thank you enough! If you have been meaning to renew and just haven't found the time, please consider doing so today.

If you have not yet joined us, memberships start at $35/year! You will receive our newsletters and invitations to member meetings, training sessions, prairie field trips and workdays, and special events. Plus, you will be connected to our community of prairie enthusiasts. And at the $100 level or more we will send you this stunning 58-page Nature Journal!

Join or renew today at Become an NPAT Member.
 
Take our Supporter Survey
 
NPAT would love your feedback on what you value about native grasslands, on our programming, communications, and more. This will help us plan for an even more prosperous new year for our beloved Texas prairies. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and can be found at NPAT Supporter Survey. Thank you!


January Preview

Next month's scheduled NPAT activities include:
  • Creech Prairie Workday - Jan. 8th, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Floresville
  • Dowell Ranch Workday - Jan. 8th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Austin
  • Dowell Ranch Bird Survey - Jan. 9th, Austin
  • Fort Worth Chapter Meeting - Jan. 10th, 6:30 p.m., Zoom
  • Blackland Chapter Meeting - Jan. 11th, 7:00 p.m., Zoom
  • Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Work/Visitor's Day - Jan. 12th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Kirchoff Prairie Restoration Workday - Jan. 15th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Floresville
  • Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Workday - Jan. 22nd, Deer Park
  • Talbot Prairie Bird Survey and Volunteer Day - Jan. 22nd, New Boston
  • Mathews Prairie Bird Survey - Jan. 23rd, Greenville
  • Houston Chapter Meeting - Jan. 26th, 6:30 p.m., Zoom
So much happening for our prairies, even during the winter! More details to come in our January e-news. Have a safe and happy New Year's weekend!
Save Texas Prairies!
YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL TO OUR MISSION. Find out how you can help.

NOTE: you can see your membership and donation history at any time by going to "Dashboard" at the top left of the texasprairie.org menu bar. If you have made a recurring donation, you can manage your subscription and change it at any time. You will need the email address you used when making the donation or membership. If you need help or have questions, please contact us at office@texasprairie.org.


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