Volunteer Opportunities 2017

Check the Calendars of Events & Volunteer Opportunities often for additional information on times/dates/place

Contact  Vicki Zardiackas, Volunteer Projects Director, for approval of volunteer projects not listed. There are online forms to get new projects approved.

 

Chapter Projects:

Please click on each project title for more information about our chapter projects.

Good Water Stream Team Water Monitoring

Project Leader: Larry Swift.

Texas Stream Team is a statewide network of citizen scientists and supportive partners working together to gather information about water quality in our streams. Texas Stream Team is administered through a cooperative partnership between The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Texas Stream Team trains Texans on how to collect water quality data, such as pH, dissolved oxygen, and conductivity in nearby rivers and lakes. Good Water Chapter monitors a number of sites throughout Williamson County.

Williamson County Landfill Pollinator Garden

Project Leader: Mary Long
Location: Williamson County Waste Management
600 Landfill Road, Hutto, Texas
Goal: create a native plant garden promoting the importance of
pollinating insects to children and visitors of all ages.

Youth Development Committee and Youth Programs

Main Project Leader: Mary Ann Melton
Project Leader Georgetown: Nancy Phillips
Project Leader Hutto: Mary Ann Melton
Goals: promote youth education in Williamson County in all areas
of the master naturalist programs.
Current programs:
Georgetown Recreation Center: Junior Master Naturalist until May
with involvement in spring break and summer programs.
Hutto Recreation Center: Nature programs during spring break and
summer programs with possible expansion of after school program
for Junior Master Naturalist.

 

Berry Springs Park and Preserve

Project Leader:  Susan Blackledge

Berry Springs Park & Preserve Bird Count & Blue Bird Nest Monitoring

Project Leader: Christi Gardner.
Location: 1801 CR 152, Georgetown, Texas
Goal: provide an ongoing bird count of the Park throughout
year and report to Park along with posting to Cornell University.
Goal: nest box maintenance and monitoring of blue birds with reports sent
to Cornell University as a citizen science project.

Good Water Texas Invasive Species Project

Goal: To survey and identify invasive species along the Brushy Creek Regional Trial (approximately 7 miles) from the trail head along Harry Man Road in the east all the way to the Twin Lakes Park to the west of Highway 183-A.
For more information, contact Project Leaders:
Dan Robicheaux
Jon Rothlander

Habitat Development at San Gabriel Unitarian Fellowship

Project Leader: Billye Adams.
Goal: To creates wildlife habitat by planting Texas native plants where before there was only lawn and hopefully to set an example for land use.

McNeil Bridge Bat Interpretation

Project Leader: Ray Wahrenbrock
Location: NAPA Auto Parts
601 S Interstate 35
Round Rock, Texas
Goal: Educate the public on the migratory Mexican Free tailed
Bat at McNeil Bridge.

River Ranch County Park

Project Leader:David Armstrong.

Goal: River Ranch County Park is a beautiful raw wild area.  Goals are to preserve and conserve so that future generations can visit the park and experience the awesome footprint of nature as it used to be in a different time.

 Angler Education-Fish Texas

Project Leader: Ray Wahrenbrock
Goal: Teaching young and old all there is to know about the art and fun of fishing.

Wright Nursery

Project Leader: Bev Huffman

County, State, National Volunteer Projects and Other Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Balcones Canyonlands National
Wildlife Refuge

Friends of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Gault School of Archaeological Research

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department

 

Williamson County Parks Volunteer Opportunities

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