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

April 4, 2019

The Katy Prairie Conservancy is ready to celebrate its commitment to the coastal prairie.

As part of the celebration, KPC will host its 2019 Bash: “Our Roots Run Deep,” focusing on the organization’s “deep commitment to the conservation and enhancement of our coastal prairie.”

The annual fundraiser brings together community members who support of KPC’s “mission to protect the coastal prairie for the benefit of its wildlife and all Texans forever.”

Over 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.”

The honoree for the bash 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,” organizers said in a news release.

The guest emcee for the event is Michael Hagerty, senior producer for “Houston Matters” on Houston Public Media and a veteran broadcast journalist.

The bash will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Houston Country Club, One Potomac Drive in Houston.

Underwriting opportunities for the gala are available from $5,000 up to $25,000. Single tickets are $250 ($150 for students). Visit 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.

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