Thank you Texas Master Naturalist Volunteers!
As we head into Earth Day and National Volunteer Recognition Week we wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU for all that you do for our natural resources– not just on Earth Day but EVERY DAY!!!
Through the 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.
• There are 44 Master Naturalist chapters statewide with one in development
• 320,504 volunteer service hours throughout the 2012 calendar year valued at 6.25 Million and over 2,077,000 hours (valued at 40.5 Million) have been reported by the TMN program to date.
• Over 4,472 Outreach events were conducted in 2012. Of those events, 3,236 were Direct Outreach events reaching some 159,000 people.
• 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.
Michelle Haggerty, Texas Master Naturalist State Coordinator