Our website is dedicated to keeping members and interested members of the public up-to-date on opportunities for learning and volunteer service in our area. The strength of our program is in its nature as a mutually-supportive community of highly-motivated and independent individuals. This site hopes to empower that community by promoting communications about what the members have been doing and what they can be doing to serve Central Texas.
CAMN volunteers continue to make a difference in the stewardship of natural resources across our area. We are proud of all the great projects that are happening and want to share them with you. Take the time to share our pride in your hard work, the learning that occurs and the sharing of your knowledge with others. The evidence of this great effort can be seen in our Hill Country surroundings, our streams and rivers, our thickets and woods, prairies and parks, and finally our schools.
Pictures courtesy: Lynne and Jim Weber
CAMN Meeting—March 27, 2013
At 6:30 (for social hour) and 7:00 (for program) on March 27, we will gather for our regular Monthly Meeting. Our speaker will be April Rose, Executive Director of TreeFolks, speaking on “Urban Trees.”
Regular Monthly Meetings are normally the last Wednesday of each month (except December when we do not meet) and are held at 6:30, at the Austin Nature and Science Center, Zilker Park (Map to Austin Nature Center http://bit.ly/hJ2Pli)
All meetings are open to the public, so bring a friend!
- February 27 — Our adviser Kelly Conrad Bender of TPWD on “Wildlife in Urban Areas.”
- March 27 — April Rose, Executive Director of TreeFolks, on “Urban Trees.”
- April 24 — Dennis Reis, environmental attorney, on “Environmental Superfund Sites.”
The 2013 Class Has Been Filled!
We have now received well over 40 applications for the 30 available spaces in the CAMN Class of 2013. Even allowing for dropouts, that is more than enough to fill both the class and the wait list. Accordingly, we will not be accepting applications postmarked after September 15, 2012. Those who have been accepted will be receiving notice before October 1, as will those on the wait list.
It is a tribute to our program that so many people were willing to commit to attending classes on most Saturdays between January and April, to completing an additional 8 hours of advanced training, and performing 40 hours of volunteer service within 2013.
For others who are interested, you may wish to check for class availability with other Master Naturalist chapters in the region, or investigate programs such as Go Native U at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Thank you for your interest.
Just a reminder… the May elections are right around the corner and you should be thinking of people who are able to lead our organization in 2013-14. We need a new President, as the incumbent has reached or surpassed every reasonable term limit. If nobody steps forward to take responsibility for the mundane tasks of administration, CAMN cannot continue to operate.