The Fort Worth chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas formed as a result of the synergy & excitement generated at the State of the Prairie conference held in Fort Worth in May of 2014. The North Central Texas area has its share of prairie folks but they weren’t tightly connected and aimed towards a common goal. Now, under the umbrella of the state Native Prairies Association of Texas mission; the Fort Worth chapter is weaving together local prairie professionals, educators, conservationists, landowners, students and members of the public in an effort to conserve, restore, protect and educate our community about the importance of the historic prairies of North Central Texas.
Here are the approved NPAT Chapter Guidelines 2015.
Chapter Board for 2016 – 2017
Partnership: Linda Beranek
(responsible for networking throughout the community to link organizations, promote NPAT to other groups)
Programming: all Board members
(responsible for developing diverse monthly programs for the meet-ups; provide field trips & other special activities) *Thanks to RJ Taylor & John Tandy for serving in this capacity while they lived in north Texas.
Hikes & Field Trips: Jeff Quayle
(responsible for developing & promoting hikes in all seasons)
Outreach/Communication/Membership – (Marketing/Education): Jo Ann Collins & Evaline Woodrey
(responsible for developing educational material, promoting organization at events when possible, generating content, updating website, social media posts, e-mail communications, promotion, media) *We are seeking additional volunteers to help us develop educational material, promote our organization at events, & plan special membership events.
Hospitality: Hester Schwarzer
(responsible for sign-in table at monthly meet-ups & special workshops, organizing the food & activities at meet-ups)
Special Projects: Laura Penn
Stella Rowan Prairie Liaison (responsible for advising Tarrant County land management staff on prairie management techniques for the Stella Rowan Prairie. Responsible for wo-coordinating special events at the site.)
Prairie Seekers: Michelle Villafranca
We cover 14 north Texas counties.