Native Grasses, the Foundation of Prairie Ecology & Restoration

Indian Trail Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist

Monday – September 23, 2019

Location: First United Methodist Church
505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie, TX
Family Life Center - Gathering Room
· 6:00 PM - Business Meeting
· 7:00 PM - Program presented by John Snowden – The Texas Grassman

Native Grasses, the Foundation of Prairie Ecology & Restoration

John Snowden, the Texas Grassman, will provide a discussion on the importance of our Texas native grasses. John is aggressively involved in public education and currently intensely active in volunteer prairie restorations across the metroplex, winter transplants, seeds, educational demonstrations & pollinators projects. Each outing in nature with friends and family brings new details which John uses in his endeavors. John’s message is Go, See, Enjoy, Learn!

John was raised in rural Tarrant County in what was to become heavily developed south Arlington, and earned a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and then his MS in Horticulture, all at Texas A&M. John learned about native plant nurseries and landscaping in Texas. Noticing the absence of native grasses, John started his own nursery - BLUESTEM NURSERY. Plantings of native and adapted grasses are growing in frequency around the state. John’s efforts to restore the natural community continue with donations of seeds, time, and live transplants. Those efforts will continue into the foreseeable future.

Indian Trail Chapter is part of the statewide Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Program of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The Mission: to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.

This program is part of a series of “no cost - open to the public” Master Naturalist programs offered the fourth Monday (generally) of each month, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please bring a friend! For more information, please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 972-825-5175 or email:

Anotado por cgritz cgritz, septiembre 10, martes 11:56



This sounds awesome! I'm putting it on my calendar and I hope to make it.

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