Saturday, April 5, 2014 

Scheduled prairie tours 8 am - 5 pm

Monument Inn Dinner:

6:15 pm opens; 7:00 pm dinner starts

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Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve 
Deer Park, Texas

Off-site parking location will be sent by email after you register. Vans will transport visitors to the prairie.

Monument Inn: 4406 Independence Pkwy, La Porte 77571 


For more information: email


or call 713-771-1415


A Prairie Celebration

You are invited to a Prairie Celebration of the Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Thanks to the generous donation of Bayou Land Conservancy, Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT, www.TEXASprairie.org) is the NEW owner of this prairie.

Please join us for a celebratory sit-down evening dinner at Monument Inn. Proceeds from the event will support conservation of Deer Park Prairie and future education programs.  Dinner speakers includes Dennis Jones, TPWD Park Interpreter at San Jacinto Battleground on prairie history, Pat Merkord, Executive Director of NPAT, on the future of Deer Park Prairie, and ending remarks by Jaime Gonzalez, President of Coastal Prairie Partnership.  We will have a fundraising silent auction, cash bar, door prizes, and more. Menu include choice of shrimp, fish, chicken or vegetarian plus dessert. Cost is only $40/person. Registration is required; deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Register using the "Register Now" button (bottom of this page) or email HNPAT@texasprairie.org.

Monument Inn: 4406 Independence Pkwy, La Porte 77571 

6:15 p.m. Doors Open; 7:00 p.m. Dinner starts

Free scheduled tours of the prairie for our friends, neighbors, and supporters are on the hour from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tours last about 40 minutes. We also welcome new supporters, those who register for the Monument Inn Dinner, and new friends who sign up for our email list during registration. Registration is required; only those with tour tickets are guaranteed space on the tour.  PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN 2 TOURS TO ALLOW EVERYONE A CHANCE TO VISIT. Minors under 18 must be accompanied during the entire trip by an adult over 18. Options are below.  If a tour is full and you wish to be on the wait list, email HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org or call 713-771-1415.

Tour options.  

8:00 a.m.  Bird Tour 

9:00 a.m.  Prairie Basics Tour

10:00 a.m.  Prairie Basics Tour

11:00 a.m.  Prairie Plants Tour

12:00 p.m.  Children's Tour

1:00 p.m.     Butterfly Tour 

2:00 p.m.     Children's Tour

3:00 p.m.      Prairie Plants Tour

4:00 p.m.     Prairie Tour with Jaime Gonzalez

5:00 p.m      History Tour with Dennis Jones

To reserve your tour & dinner, use the "Register Now!" button at the bottom or email HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org

Parking: Many thanks to the generosity of the church - Primera Iglesia Bautista - at 4316 Luella Ave, Deer Park, TX 77536, for allowing us to use their parking lot on April 5! To avoid disturbing our new neighbors with excessive traffic, please park in the church parking lot and walk to the prairie entrance at 1222 E. Purdue Lane. For anyone not able to make the walk, you may drive by the entrance either to drop off or let us know to pick you up at the parking lot in our car. Google map http://goo.gl/maps/6jFho

Make a day of it and visit some of the other nature/historic sites in the area - see list at the bottom of this webpage.

To support NPAT or to future programs and land management of the Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve donate here (link to NPAT's donation page). If you wish your donation to be used only for this prairie, please add in the comment section "for use at Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve".

We hope to see you on the prairie!

For more information, contact

Lan Shen
Native Prairies Association of Texas