PRAIRIE SOCIAL CLUB MEET-UPS
However…we have Facebook Live & Zoom presentations in place of our monthly Meet-Up & field trips!
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7pm on Zoom
Senior Marine Creek Land Scholars present on Native Plant Seed Bomb Results
The Senior Marine Creek Land Scholars will be presenting the data from Seed Bomb experiments proposed in January this year. In spite of remote learning hurdles, seed bombs were made and their productivity analyzed. Since NPAT proved an excellent audience of eager and knowledgeable experts during our proposal phase, Seniors are excited to present their findings. Please note that all data was collected by our faculty/staff leaders (James Hobbs, Mark Rhoades & David Cole).
Our Junior Land Scholars will also be in attendance during this meeting since they will be taking this research project to the next level Spring 2021.
Prairie is the natural landscape of North Texas. Of the 20 million acres of tallgrass prairie that once existed in Texas, less than 1% remains, making it one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. Due to rapid urbanization there is an urgent need for prairie conservation in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region. Raising local awareness is an important part of saving prairies.
To this end, NPAT is raising funds to launch the North Texas Outreach and Stewardship Program. The framework for the program has been developed by volunteers and two area chapters, but its implementation is dependent on hiring a full-time coordinator to conduct outreach, oversee stewardship of area prairie lands, facilitate conservation and acquisition, and to develop partnerships with other conservation organizations and local governments.
NPAT has received an offer of funding from the Dixon Water Foundation to help launch this position. We are looking at additional funding sources to sustain this program long term.
We need your support!
Do you have an interest in giving virtual public presentations or virtual field trips? (via Zoom or Facebook Live) If you have a passion for prairies, their inhabitants, their history, & their value, we would love to hear from you! Contact us with your idea.
Help us on our iNaturalist project. Submit your prairie observations to our Prairie Seekers iNaturalist project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/prairie-seekers-native-prairies-association-of-texas
Check out the Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area Prairie Notes for inspiring photos and information about Fort Worth’s iconic remnant prairie!
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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 has conserved more than 4,000 acres of native Texas prairie, including 1,340 acres of endangered 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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