Chapter News

Upcoming Meetings

Next meeting:

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2:00 pm—Forrest Smith on “The South Texas Natives Project-taking native seeds from a handful to a landscape impact” at the Owen R. Hopkins Public Library, 3202 McKinzie Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Coastal Bend Native Landscape Certification Program

Registration is open for the Coastal Bend NLCP Level 1 course March 12, 8:15 am–4:30 pm at the new Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Learning Center at 2446 North Oso Parkway, Corpus Christi. The South Texas chapter of NPSOT, Oso Bay, and the State NPSOT NLCP will partner to present the workshop. Workshop participants will pay $37 each to cover expenses.
General information about the program | Click to register: Corpus Christi 

The workshop will be open to landscape architects, Coastal Bend nurseries, landscape services, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and the general public. Watch this space for more information as it is developed.

2016 South Texas NPSOT Chapter Meetings

The South Texas Chapter NPSOT holds regular quarterly meetings on the fourth Saturday of each quarter at 2:00 pm (unless otherwise stated) at locations to be determined. Unless rescheduled, 2016 quarterly meetings will occur:

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00 pm—Shelly Maher on “Propagating Natives: Hands-on How-to” Kika de la Garza Plant Materials Center, 3409 N FM 1355, Kingsville, TX 78363
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2:00 pm—Forrest Smith on “The South Texas Natives Project-taking native seeds from a handful to a landscape impact” at the Owen R. Hopkins Public Library, 3202 McKinzie Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78410
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 noon—Carol Goolsby on natives: “Not Pretty Enough” South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413. Note time change to accommodate STXBGNC members
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10:00 am—Native Trail Walk: “The Tamaulipan Thornscrub of South Texas” South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413.

Watch this space for more information about each meeting as it approaches. All meetings are free and open to the public.

State Events

Spring Symposium—Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739. 512.232.0100

State Board Meetings (3rd Saturday of each quarter):

  • January 16, 2016—
  • April 16, 2016—
  • July 16, 2016—
  • October 15, 2016—

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Need to Contact the South Texas Chapter?
President Ray Kirkwood
361.729.5901