North Central Chapter
The North Central Chapter covers Fort Worth, Arlington, the Mid-Cities and all integrated and surrounding communities of Tarrant County, TX. As a large chapter of approximately 230 members, it has many diverse opportunities for you to participate as much or as little as you would like.
What We Do
What We Do
Host monthly meetings with guest speakers
We maintain these gardens to act as examples to educate the public about native plants.
- Butterfly Garden at Fielder House
- Hulen Library (City of Fort Worth, Southwest Regional)
- White Settlement Monarch Waystation
- SW Sub Court House
- The Molly Hollar Wildscape
- Knapp Heritage Park Garden
- O. S. Gray Natural Area
- River Legacy Park
- Randol Mill Park
- Forest Park Pool Monarch Waystation
Native Plant Sales
Who: Members grow native plants which are sold to the public to educate them about native plants not often found in nurseries, to promote use of native plants in landscapes, and raise funds for our chapter.
When: usually in May and late September/early October
Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) classes are usually held for the public each spring and fall.
Promote Native Plants in Nurseries
Through the Natives Improve and Conserve Environments (NICE!) program, we form partnerships with commercial nurseries.
A monthly newsletter is published each month to inform and educate members and the public.
Participate as Citizen Scientists
Using cell phones and the iNaturalist app, we record observations of native plants in our local communities at bioblitz events and independently throughout the year.
Provide Guest Speakers
Speak to other groups about the benefits of native plants.
Engage the Public
At community events, we host information booths to promote the use of native plants.
We organize field trips and partner with other like minded organizations in nature / native plant walks.
Rescue & Restore
We participate in native plant rescues from areas about to be developed and in restorations to promote greater use of native plants in landscapes.
We host and maintain this NC chapter website to provide information to members and the public promoting native plants.
We provide consulting and assistance (i.e., donations of native plants) to city projects to install native plants in municipal landscapes.
We create relationships among members through all of these activities and our Facebook group. Many members are in other like minded conservation organizations, so our relationships help us network for the greater good.
We provide financial support to a) the Native Plant Society of Texas state organization which oversees all chapters and awards grants and scholarships, and b) other local organizations like Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area, Bring Back the Monarchs, etc.
We also provide support through our members' service in leadership positions in the Native Plant Society of Texas state organization.
Nature is an open book for those who care to read. Each grass covered hillside is a page on which is written the history of the past, the condition of the present, and predictions of the future....John Earnest Weaver Botanist, Prairie Ecologist (1884-1966)
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children....John James Audubon Ornithologist, Naturalist (1785-1851)
The mission of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example. We want all Texans to value native plants, native habitats and healthy ecosystems as essential to the well-being of living things and to our quality of life. Our vision is a future where native habitats are managed as critically beneficial natural assets, and where residential and commercial developments employ sustainable designs that preserve and promote native habitats.