Katy Prairie Conservancy

Katy Prairie Conservancy and Partners awarded $7 million for The Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative to Conserve the Highly Imperiled Coastal Prairie Ecosystem in Texas

The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) along with its partner organizations announced today a $7 million pledge from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This award will support the Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative, which aims to conserve large contiguous areas of coastal prairie through the work of KPC and its 21 project partners. “We are so grateful for this award that will allow KPC and its partners to work […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy Announces Renewal of Accreditation

The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation, required every five years, through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. KPC was first accredited in 2016. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy Raises $150,000 Through Virtual Bash

Free fundraiser featured wildlife biologist J. Drew Lanham The Katy Prairie Conservancy, one of the largest local land conservation organizations by acreage in southeast Texas, hosted its 2020 Bash on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Thanks to the generous donors in attendance, more than $150,000 was raised to continue the preservation of coastal prairie in southeast Texas. The evening began with remarks from Mark Klein, Chairman of the Board, to introduce the organization, […]

2020 Bash benefiting the Katy Prairie Conservancy To Be Held Virtually

Free fundraiser to feature wildlife biologist, J. Drew Lanham The Katy Prairie Conservancy, one of the largest local land conservation organizations by acreage in southeast Texas, is hosting its 2020 Bash on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The evening will feature keynote speaker, J. Drew Lanham, who promises to engage and inspire as he speaks about his love of nature and birding and the importance of land conservation. This year’s event is completely […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy And Snooze Take The Lead In Creating A Pocket Prairie At Katy’s Memorial Parkway Elementary School

Memorial Parkway Elementary School in Katy has a new pocket prairie thanks to efforts by the Katy Prairie Conservancy, Snooze: an AM Eatery (Katy location) and teachers and students from the school. Photo courtesy of Morgan Maples, Katy Prairie Conservancy.

Students, teachers and community volunteers join together HOUSTON (April 24, 2018) – Representatives from the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) and the Katy location of Snooze: an AM Eatery, led the charge in creating a pocket prairie for Memorial Parkway Elementary School a few days ago. Students of all ages, along with teachers from the school, also joined in the fun. Representing the various entities were Lesli Edge, a Memorial Parkway Elementary teacher; Ryan Middleton, Stewardship Manager […]

Holiday Hikes

What:            Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as you take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie. You are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home. A guided hike will be lead from 10 – 11:30 am if you would like to learn more about the prairie and the […]

Two West University Residents Making A Difference At The Katy Prairie Conservancy

The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) now boasts two West University residents on staff with the recent hiring of Elisa Donovan as Assistant Director and General Counsel, joining Advancement Director Ali Dodson, who joined the nonprofit in late 2016. Both women share an environmental vision for the Katy Prairie’s 20,000 acres that involves preserving, restoring, and connecting area residents to this vital ecosystem just to the west of downtown Houston. “We are thrilled to have both […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy Pocket Prairies Program Is Focus Of Award-Winning Video

Karen Loke from Texas Parks and Wildlife took first place in the Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education category in the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America’s Excellence in Craft contest. The Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Prairie Builder Schools + Parks program is the focus of an award-winning video by Karen Loke produced for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. This video about Urban Pocket Prairies in the Houston area was celebrated by the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America’s Excellence […]

Two West University Residents Making A Difference At The Katy Prairie Conservancy

  Urbanites Elisa Donovan and Ali Dodson Promoting Mission of Prairie Conservation and Preservation HOUSTON (June 27, 2017) – The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) now boasts two West University residents on staff with the recent hiring of Elisa Donovan as Assistant Director and General Counsel, joining Advancement Director Ali Dodson, who joined the nonprofit in late 2016. Both women share an environmental vision for the Katy Prairie’s 20,000 acres that involves preserving, restoring, and connecting […]