Welcome to the Bluestem Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program. The mission of the program is 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 for the State of Texas. 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.
As such, Bluestem Chapter volunteers serve the communities within Grayson County by providing programs related to environmental issues; assisting Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge with Youth First programs, school-based field trips, and trail maintenance; partnering with Eisenhower State Park on such projects as bird watches and prairie restoration; and working with the AgriLife Extension office on Youth Conservation Day and other projects as needed.
If you would like more information or are interested in joining our group, go to Contact Us under the About Us tab.
Check out the Texas Master Naturalist 18th Annual Meeting website for conference information and to review the call for proposal procedures! http://txmn.org/2017-annual-meeting/
Join us on Friday, April 28, from 8 – 10 p.m. to see what happens at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge at night. Check out this event under Upcoming Events. Space is limited, so call early to reserve your spot!
Coming to the Grayson County Courthouse on Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Go to Upcoming Events for more information.