The Mission: To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Many communities and organizations rely on such citizen volunteers for implementing youth education programs; for operating parks, nature centers, and natural areas; and for providing leadership in local natural resource conservation efforts. In fact, a short supply of dedicated and well-informed volunteers is often cited as a limiting factor for community-based conservation efforts.
The pen of Carter P. Smith:
“Their talents are many.
Their time is a godsend.
And, if they were an army, they would be a formidable one.”
In thanks to the Texas Master Naturalist Volunteers for the almost one million hours you gave us in volunteer support during 2013.
Read the full article from the April 2014 issue of “Texas Parks and Wildlife” magazine.
Start making your plans now! The site of the 15th Annual (2014) Texas Master Naturalist Conference will be Mo Ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country on the Guadalupe River near Hunt, Texas; Conference dates are October 24-26, 2014. Registration details should be available in the late July to early August time frame.
Congratulations to all you Texas Master Naturalist volunteers, Chapter Advisors and program supporters and partners! Due to your dedication and hard work, the Texas Master Naturalist Program has been named the TCEQ Environmental Excellence Winner in the Civic/Community Category for 2014! – Micehelle Haggerty