Katy Prairie Conservancy’s 2019 Bash: Our Roots Run Deep set for May 2

Event will honor Forrest Wylie

WHAT:                 Katy Prairie Conservancy’s (KPC) 2019 Bash: Our Roots Run Deep will celebrate the nonprofit’s deep commitment to the conservation and enhancement of our coastal prairie. This annual fundraiser brings together community members who are supportive of KPC’s mission to protect the coastal prairie for the benefit of its wildlife and all Texans forever. In the last two years, KPC has protected an additional 5,832 acres of land, restored another 300 acres of tallgrass prairie, and created 45 new acres of wetlands.

WHO:                   The honoree for 2019 Bash: Our Roots Run Deep is Forrest Wylie, an avid conservationist and lover of the outdoors. His donation to Katy Prairie Conservancy of a conservation easement on Spread Oaks Ranch, on the banks of the Colorado River, ensures the protection of prairie, wetlands, Columbia Bottomlands, agriculture, ranching, and hunting for generations to come.

Guest emcee for the event is Michael Hagerty, Senior Producer for Houston Matters on Houston Public Media and a veteran broadcast journalist.

WHERE:               Houston Country Club

One Potomac Dr.

Houston, 77057

WHEN:                                 Thursday, May 2

6:30 p.m.

MORE:                  Underwriting opportunities for the gala are available from $5,000 up to $25,000, while single tickets are $250 ($150 for students). Go to our website at katyprairie.org/KPCevents for more information about the event or to purchase tickets. You can also email adodson@katyprairie.org or call 713-523-6135.

Wide-open spaces, such as this one on Spread Oaks Ranch, are protected forever thanks to conservation-minded landowners like Forrest Wylie, the 2019 honoree for Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Bash, Our Roots Run Deep. Photo credit: Karen Sachar

About the Katy Prairie Conservancy

The Katy Prairie Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving an ecologically vital tallgrass prairie and associated wetlands area on Houston’s far west side for the enjoyment and benefit of all. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @katyprairie or at katyprairie.org.