of the Texas Master Naturalist program was awarded the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Award by the city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department. In a recent volunteer appreciation night at Landa Park, the City Manager, Mr. Mike Morrison, presented the Lindheimer Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist program, with this prestigious award. The award citation was read by Ms. Stacey Laird, Parks Director, as follows: “Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Award is awarded to the Lindheimer Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s most lasting contributions to the world was the permanent preservation of the some of the most unique natural resources in the United States. During a convention address in 1907, the President noted “…The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others.” Named in recognition of our 26th President, this award recognizes a citizen or group who advocates for studying, teaching, documenting and preserving the natural resources in New Braunfels. The Lindheimer Chapter of Master Naturalists has worked with the City of New Braunfels for many years. Their most recent efforts include improvements in Panther Canyon, where they have repaired footbridges, maintained nature paths, and identified plants. They have also been instrumental in assisting with the planning of Fisher Park.” Mr. Arthur Williams from the Lindheimer Chapter has led the Chapter’s involvement in Landa Park and organized Chapter volunteers to participate in the activities cited in the award. The Lindheimer Chapter looks forward to their continued relationship with the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and appreciates an opportunity to serve the community. Story by: Diane Schaule Photo Caption: Mr. Mike Morrison, City Manager, presents the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Award to Diane Schaule, accepting for the Lindheimer Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist program. Photo courtesy of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department.