Discover the beauty and diversity of the native prairies across Texas and learn tips on how to create your own miniature wildscape at home.
Sat, July 22, 2017
10 – 11:30 AM
North Haven Gardens
free, please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocket-prairies-tickets-35573353859
Since 2006, Pat Merkord has been with the Native Prairies Association of Texas, a non-profit land trust that conserves, restores and educates about Texas prairies. She has served as Secretary and President of the Board and is now Executive Director.
Find out what constitutes a “true prairie remnant” and gain insight into the sustainable habitat that was here in the Dallas Ft.Worth area before it was settled.
NPAT was founded in 1986 by a group of Texans concerned greatly about our disappearing prairie heritage, especially Texas’ endangered tallgrass prairies, and is a non-profit membership organization and land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. NPAT protects over 3,925 acres of native Texas prairie, including over 1340 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie.
To make a donation: Native Prairies Association Online Donation
For more on the association: Texasprairie.org
An Austin native, Pat currently lives in Conroe, Texas with her husband, Glenn. Her Bachelor of Science degree is from Texas A&M Kingsville and her Master’s degree in biology is from Texas State University. Formerly a biology and chemistry teacher, she retired from teaching and started a biological consulting business, Bluestem Environmental Consultants, which has been operating since 2004. She enjoys birding, gardening with natives, and traveling around the state visiting with landowners, working to restore prairie habitats, and educating about Texas native prairies.