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, April 10, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Prairie Management on Public & Private Property in Tarrant County
Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street
We have an exciting program planned for the April 10, 2017 meeting of the Native Prairies Association of Texas Fort Worth Chapter. There is a groundswell developing in Tarrant County among public and private property owners and managers to identify, conserve and in many cases restore native prairie remnants for a variety of reasons. What motivates people to learn about and save their local natural heritage? And how can folks connect to other like-minded conservationists?
To explore answers to these questions and to facilitate networking we have put together a panel of local prairie owners/managers for our April meeting. Currently scheduled to serve as panelists are:
- Mr. Nathan Loftice – Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Sustainability and Environmental Division
- Mr. Don Young – Founder and President, Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area
- Dr. Greta Bowling – Faculty Member, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus
- Dr. Jeanmarie Stiles – Faculty Member, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus
- Ms. Pansy Sheffield – Faculty Member & Science Specialist, Tarrant County College South Campus
- Mr. Marc Villanueva – Lead Groundskeeper, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus
- Ms. Pat Merkord – Executive Director, Native Prairies Association of Texas
Suzanne Tuttle, FW-NPAT Treasurer and recently retired Manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge will serve as moderator. Audience members are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion. Please join us – we expect a lively, informative evening!
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.
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