The Coastal Prairie Conservancy (formerly the Katy Prairie Conservancy) was formed in 1992 to conserve the coastal prairie for people and wildlife before it disappears. They are a nationally accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Houston, Texas, and a trusted leader in local land protection. They are also one of the largest local land conservation organizations, by acreage, in southeast Texas, protecting over 30,000 acres of coastal prairie.
“We are immensely grateful to the Houston Safari Club Foundation for the generous grant supporting CPC’s restoration and enhancement of the Katy Prairie Preserve. This impactful gift goes beyond conservation – it’s a commitment to creating thriving habitats for wildlife, helping improve air and water quality, and ensuring that the beauty of nature is accessible to all. Together, we are caring for the prairie to ensure the current and future generations can enjoy it,” says Coastal Prairie Conservancy President and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Anne Piacentini.
Jeff Garrett, HSCF Grants Chairperson, stated “HSCF is happy to support the Coastal Prairie Conservancy in its efforts for the preservation of habitat on the Texas Gulf Coast. Maintaining a healthy habitat is an especially important element of waterfowl conservation. Their work clearly fits within our goals and missions.”
On the historic Katy Prairie in Harris, Ft. Bend, and Waller Counties, the Coastal Prairie Conservancy owns more than 13,500 acres and protects 5,000 acres through conservation agreements with private landowners. The Coastal Prairie Conservancy is also working to protect coastal prairie in other Texas counties and through conservation agreements protects over 11,500 acres in Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda, and Jackson Counties.
About Houston Safari Club Foundation
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. HSCF has awarded 550 scholarships totaling $2.5 million dollars. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education programs, career training, hunter education and field experiences throughout the year. HSCF has provided over $4 million in grants for hunter-funded wildlife, habitat, and various conservation initiatives. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization. Visit our website at wehuntwegive.org or call 713.623.8844 for more information. HSCF. We Hunt. We Give.