Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lee and Washington Counties
–Volunteers seeking to provide beneficial management of natural resources through education, outreach and service.
- Cindy Hobbs, President
- Karen Woods, Vice President
- Debbie Copeland and Cheryl Karr, Secretary
- Chris Morrison, Treasurer
Read our latest Chapter Newsletter to see what our members are up to!
Review the Minutes for recent chapter meetings to see how we conduct business.
Members, log your Volunteer and Advanced Training hours online using the VMS.
The chapter began training its first class of 11 students in April 2005 and graduated all by April 2006. We have over 100 active members, and have trained over 200 individuals. Our training is normally held at Windedale, near Round Top, in Fayette County. This is a central location for the five counties. Training sessions (a 40-hour course) for new members begin in January and are complete each year by the end of April. Training sessions are usually Monday evenings, 6 – 9 PM each week. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Training Class. Learn more and apply online.
Chapter membership meetings are held every odd numbered month on the third Saturday, 9 – 11 a.m. Typically these meetings are followed by a program open to the public.
We invite you to go through our Web site and look at some of the things we do. If you would be interested in joining us, please contact us for more information and to get application forms.
If you are not familiar with the Texas Master Naturalist program and want to learn more about this statewide program sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, please visit the state Web site.
A note about making a donation or gift to support the work of Texas Master Naturalists: We welcome gifts or donations from the public directly to our chapter; however, we are NOT affiliated with any other organization that purports to collect donations on our behalf (such as Charity Blossom). To make a donation, please contact our Chapter Treasurer.