The Dallas Chapter holds monthly meetings open to the general public with guest speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats; maintains demonstration gardens at several sites in the Metroplex; and sponsors such other events as may come up that promote the use or awareness of native plants.
Upcoming News and Events
- On April 12 from 12 noon - 5pm: Chapter members present a booth at Oak Cliff Earth Day.
Location: Lake Cliff Park, 1200 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX 75203
- On April 21, 2014, at 7 pm: Malinda W Slagle on “Adapting the Native Landscape
Certification Program (NLCP) to North Texas: Challenges and Rewards”.
The four-level NLCP was initiated at the San Antonio NPSOT chapter to teach the utilization of native plants in landscapes, to create advocates for native plants, and to offer a professional development opportunity for those in the plant industry. Malinda Slagle coordinated the adaptation of the program to North Texas, revising the plant and local resource list to fit our area.
Malinda Walter Slagle has been a member of the Dallas NPSOT Chapter for 5 years. She grew up in Stephenville Texas. She has a bachelor's in Biology from Grinnell College in Iowa and a master's in ecology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Malinda enjoys gardening and outdoor adventures with her 5 year old daughter Mae, 2 year old daughter Gwennie, husband Corey, and golden retriever Millhouse. She will be moving to St. Louis in mid-June due to her husband's new job with Energizer.
The presentation will take place at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI Outdoor Equipment Store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd) and will be preceded by refreshments and a short business meeting.
- On May 3 from 10am - 4pm Native Plants and Prairies Day - Our chapter will again have a booth with plant sale at this event
- On May 4 from 9am - 4:30pm North Texas Native Landscape Certification Program, Level 1,
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Cedar Hill,
Register at http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/
Sponsored by our chapter!
- On May 19 Jo Ann Collins from the Cross Timbers Master Naturalists will talk about the biology of the Fort Worth Prairie Park
- On June 16 Barney Lipscomb from BRIT on “Discovering Texas’ Botanical Heritage – Past, Present & Future"
- On July 21 No Meeting!
- On August 18 Speaker TBA
- On September 15 Speaker TBA
- On October ?? Plant Sale
- On October 16 - 19 NPSOT State Symposium in Texarkana
- On October 20 No Meeting!
- On November 17 Potluck
- On December 15 No Meeting!
Past News and Events
- On March 17 Dr. Gary O. Dick spoke on work conducted in the Trinity River wetlands.
- On February 17 Carole Clark spoke on "Onions of the DFW Metroplex Area"
- On February 15 Our chapter visited the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. (see more)
- On January 20 Randy Johnson spoke on "Native Plants: Ancient solutions for Modern Problems"
- On October 5, 2013 Our chapter had a plant sale at White Rock Lake Local Market
- On September 16, 2013 UTA Professor Laura Gough talked about “Effects of Global Change on Arctic Plants and Our Native Prairies”
- On August 19, 2013 North Texas Master Naturalists Jim Shouse and Dana Wilson spoke on plant species that are invasive to the Dallas-Fort Worth region
- On June 17, 2013 Jim Edison from The Nature Conservancy spoke on "Vegetation and Ecology of Blackland Prairie, Grand Prairie and Western Crosstimbers of North Central Texas"
Become a member or learn more about the Native Plant Society of Texas by visiting our organization's home page.