Events

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 is February 16 - 19, 2022. The conference includes presentations on prairie-related topics.  The 2022 Conference will be an online event. Details for this year's event are still under construction

Again this year, a Prescribed Burn Workshop will be offered on February 15, 2022.  This is a separate event from the conference and requires a separate registration.

Annual TPE Photo Contest    The winner of the TPE Annual Photo Contest is selected by an Annual Conference attendee ballot and announced at the evening banquet. Details on how to submit your photos are under construction.  You can view the 2021 winners here.

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. In 2021, we met at the UW Milwaukee Field Station at Waukesha. Details.