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If you are like me, you find yourself given a task which seems simple at first and then you find yourself staring at the screen for that elusive creative moment to arrive.

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Promoting research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach, and example.

Resources for communication from our State NPSOT website.

How to Write a Press Release

Sample Press Release

Contact List  an external link for Texas newspapers

Editor’s Guide to the Official Newsletter

Webmaster’s Helpdesk an external link for technical resources of the NPSOT family of websites

Tools for Publishing a Newsletter

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Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

“Tips for Working with the Media”

Photography Guidelines 

Event Suggestions for promoting Texas Native Plant Week

  • Donate adult and children’s books to a community library concerning native plants and wildlife habitats
  • Have a display at a community library promoting Texas Native Plant Week
  • Interview with a television station newscast, radio host, or garden show promoting the use of native plants and wildlife habitats
  • Write an article for a newspaper or newsletter promoting the importance of native plants and wildlife habitats
  • Give a nature walk tour explaining the relationship between native plants and habitats
  • Give a demonstration on collecting native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflower seeds
  • Promote programs such as Monarch Watch education on the importance of planting native milkweed
  • Create and certify a Monarch Waystation site
  • Sponsor a native plant sale with educational information to the public
  • Native plants and habitats photography contest in your community and display the photography in a public place
  • Encourage children to draw native plants and habitats and display their work in public places
  • Encourage your community members to certify as a Texas Parks & Wildlife Best of Texas Backyard Habitat
  • Encourage your schools to certify as a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitats
  • Encourage your community members to certify as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat
  • Contact organizations such as Texas Master Naturalists and Texas Master Gardeners Associations encouraging the promotion of Texas Native Plant Week
  • Contact your local:
  •      County agents
  •      Future Farmers of America
  •      Boy Scouts
  •      Girl Scouts
  •      4 H Youth Development Programs
  •      Local beekeepers
  •      Environmental education groups
  •      Conservation groups
  • Encourage a local nursery to promote native plants and have informational booths promoting native plants and wildlife habitats
  • Have demonstration gardens of native trees, grasses, shrubs, and wildflowers in your community
  • Promote children’s activities such as seed balls, native seed starters, wildflower bingo, and most of all have fun and be creative

Logos for Texas Native Plant Week

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