Chapter Meeting

Join us for the next meeting of the Blackland chapter of Native Prairies of Texas.

st-johns-lot2Tuesday, September 1st
6:30 to 8:30 pm

St. John’s Episcopal School
848 Harter, Dallas, TX 75218 — park in the back
between Peavy and Buckner off Lake Highlands

Pat Merkord, Executive Director of NPAT, will be presenting a general discussion on prairie restoration. Mark your calendars please. More details to come.

For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Ellis.
Click her name to email or call 214-321-7159.

Important Election Announcement 

It’s time for the Blackland Chapter of Native Prairies of Texas (BNPAT) to get official by electing our first slate of officers: president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer at the next meeting.

We need candidates!  Please consider stepping up to one of these positions by August 25. You do not need to be a prairie expert. You only need to care about prairies. Please contact Leigh Ann Ellis to express interest.

To be in or vote on the upcoming slate of officers, you must be a paid member. Join here. Request that your dues be marked for the Blackland Chapter by writing BNPAT in comment section.

You don’t have to be an officer to help prairies. BNPAT needs:

  • People savvy in marketing and event planning
  • A program chair to arrange speakers for our meetings
  • A membership chair to manage our database and increase members

For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Ellis. Click her name to email or call 214-321-7159.

Jump in! 

Visit Our Updated Website

Thanks to volunteer Scooter Smith, the Blackland Prairie website received an update and upgrade. Please stop by and click around. There’s a page about BNPAT and Native Prairies of Texas. Lots of time can be spent on the Resources page. Find out how to go visit a North Texas prairie at our Prairies page. Tell us what you’d like to see on the site. Feedback appreciated!

White Rock Prairie News

A full house showed for the August chapter meeting. The most exciting news is an agreement being developed between the Parks & Recreation Dept. and the Blackland Chapter to rehabilitate some original prairie parcels at the lake.

We need to identify which prairies parcels we want to rehabilitate. They must be workable with ordinary garden equipment and have enough plant diversity to be viable. Visibility and familiarity to the public is a plus.

Be a part of the scouting team. Gather at the Boy Scout Hill parking lot (SW corner of Mockingbird and E. Lawther) on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 9 am. 

We’ll walk that corner of lake prairie parcels. Our best plant experts will be with us. We’ll all learn a lot! Dress for heat, wear sunscreen and bugspray (lots of it) for chiggers