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The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural area within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners.
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.
Through the latest reporting year of 2012, Texas Master Naturalists have reported:
- 751 new TMN volunteers were trained through 38 chapters and 8,092 volunteers have been trained to date.
- 320,504 Volunteer service hours throughout the 2012 calendar year valued at $6.25 million.
- Over 4,472 Outreach events were conducted in 2012.
- 47,781 Advanced Training hours obtained and over 349,101 AT hours obtained to date.
- Over 1,770 Miles of Trail developed and/or maintained by TMN volunteers to date.
- Over 160,000 Acres impacted by TMN service projects to date.
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Joseph A. Carroll Building
401 W. Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201
3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
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