COVID-19 Impacts - TPE has created a policy, guidelines, and other resources to enable us to conduct field trips, work parties, and other events safely while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.  Please check here for more information.

Each year, members from all across the organization gather together for some very special events. Chapters offer field trips, work parties, workshops or other events specific to that chapter’s focus and interests.

View events on the TPE calendar or seek information on events from your local chapter. Join us in connecting with each other and the land as we care for prairies and savannas.

Annual Conference The conference will be held in person Friday, February 10 - Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the Treasure Island Resort & Casino (5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN 55089). Prescribed Burn School will take place on February, 10, 2023. Check back soon for more details! 

Work Parties     Work parties are held through all the seasons, as volunteers come together to engage in the hands-on work of restoring natural communities to health.

The activity of the day depends on the season and the needs of each site. For those of us who connect to the natural world by direct action, work parties are a great opportunity to cut, pull, plant, tend and sweat over a piece of prairie.

Field Trips     Field trips are open to members and non-members alike. They are led by volunteer naturalists to sites we want to showcase or sites we would like to learn more about. Learn from the trip leader, each other and the land as we explore a rich variety of sites together. Please call the trip leader to confirm details, as the weather can be factor.

Annual Picnic     Each July, a chapter hosts our all-TPE Annual Picnic and Membership Meeting. The 2021 Annual Picnic and Membership Meeting will be hosted by the Northwest Illinois chapter (NIPE) on Sunday, July 17 – starting at noon at the Hanley Savanna Preserve 9417 S. Whitton Rd, Hanover, IL 61041.The Hanley Savanna, a 160-acre prairie, savanna, and woodland restoration in rural Hanover, Illinois, near the Mississippi River.