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Accepting Grant Applications: Sept 1 – Oct 15

About the Grant The Native Plant Society of Texas offers the following research grant to graduate students at Texas universities who are performing academic research related to Texas native plants and/or to the conservation and restoration of native plant habitats of Texas: Ann Miller Gonzalez Graduate Research Grant This research

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Fall Plant Sales

Fall Plant Sale season is here. Volunteers have been planning, chapter webmasters have been updating their plant sale pages, and growers have inventory ready to go.

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Summer 2023 Member Magazine

Our mission is to promote the conservation, research, and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach, and example.

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Texas Water Day at the Capitol

By Meg Inglis, Executive Director, Native Plant Society of Texas On February 27th Clarence Reed, VP Affiliations and Advocacy and I represented the Society at “Texas Water Day at the Capitol.” The event was sponsored by the Texas Water Foundation – “a nonprofit working to lead Texas toward a resilient

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Happy Birthday Texas Parks & Wildlife Department!

TPWD Celebrates 100th Birthday By Jim Domke, North Central Chapter A hundred years ago in 1923 the first state park in Texas was created in Moody, Texas, with land donated by Governor Pat Neff. Mother Neff State Park covers three ecosystems and is home to native plants. Learn about Mother

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Native Plant Sales! Spring 2023

Each spring and fall, Society volunteers plan and host native plant sales. Texas native plants can be difficult to find at the typical nursery, so these sales are crucial to promoting the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants in Texas yards and landscapes. Below is a list of upcoming

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Scholarship Applications Due March 11

About the Scholarship The Native Plant Society of Texas offers two scholarships for undergraduates at Texas colleges who major in biology, ecology, or related fields and who will be juniors or seniors in Fall 2023.  Successful applicants will show a clear interest in Texas Native Plants and future plans that align with the stated mission of the Society:

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2022 Top Recipient of the Ann Miller Gonzalez Graduate Research Grant

By Native Plant Society of Texas,  Education Committee The Native Plant Society of Texas offers grants to Texas university graduate students to support research projects related to Texas native plants or the conservation and restoration of Texas native plant habitats, through the Ann Miller Gonzalez  Graduate Research Grant Program. This

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Screening of “Deep in the Heart,” Saturday, March 4

by Sara Torres, Lindheimer Chapter President-Elect About the Screening The Guadalupe and Lindheimer Chapters of the Native Plant Society of Texas are proud to present a special showing of the documentary Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story at the historic Brauntex Theater (290 W. San Antonio St. New

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Membership Contest 2023

It is time for all chapters to take part in the annual membership contest. The number of memberships for each chapter on the morning of January 1 will be compared to the membership total for the morning of April 30, then the numerical increase and the percentage of increase will be calculated to determine the winners. Let’s do this!

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Oasis in Parched Land

Texas A&M Students Plan Two Monarch Gardens Students from the Texas A&M University system applied for two different grants last year through the Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas (BBMT) grant program. Both garden projects won cash grants from the BBMT committee and were installed on the Killeen campus in

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2023 Online Spring Symposium Registration

The Native Plant Society of Texas 2023 Spring Symposium is coming to Austin, Texas! This year’s event will take place at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in South Austin on Saturday February 25.

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