The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization & land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, & appreciation of native prairies, savannas, & other grasslands in Texas. NPAT protects over 3,850 acres of native Texas prairie, including over 100 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, & your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.
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Monday, July 10, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Restoration Efforts at the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve
Presenter: Bob Mione of Connemara Conservancy
Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street
Bob’s presentaion will deal with the detailed history of restoration attempts at the 72 acre nature preserve. Removal of invasives, both chemically and via solarization, the use of a “no till drill”, using a greenhouse to start seedlings, irrigation techniques, seed choices, mowing techniques and other aspects of native grass and wild flower restoration are discussed. Recent focus on restoring habitat for Monarch butterflies and bees is highlighted.
Meet at Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street, Corner of 5th and Lamar Streets
Parking can be found in two lots: between 4th and 5th Ave., along Burnett or across from the building & between 3rd and 4th St., also along Burnett. Parking free with validation from the front desk. Parking in the street is free after 6pm.
The fourth biennial America’s Grasslands Conference brings together researchers, natural resource professionals, farmers and ranchers, policy experts, and conservationists to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands.
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