Blackland Prairie Chapter
“Education, Restoration, Preservation”
The mission of the Texas Master Naturalist program is:
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 for the State of Texas.
The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners.
Monthly Chapter Meetings
Dave Powell | Restoring Prairie Habitat on Public Land
Dave will share the history, successes, and pitfalls he’s experienced while leading the Wylie and McKinney prairie restoration projects, from making restoration proposals to city officials, maintaining a good relationship with municipal leadership, and best practices for restoring native prairie fauna on former pasture/farmland.
Dave has been a Trail Guide at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary since 2005, has been helping with several restoration and maintenance projects within the Heard sanctuary, and has been leading efforts to restore prairie habitat in Wylie since 2012, and in McKinney since 2016. Dave is a Member Emeritus of the Blackland Prairie Chapter of TXMN, having joined the chapter in 2007 and serving in many capacities over the years, including chapter President. Dave says he has learned a lot about nature and our native ecosystems over the years, and continues to still learn, while working and teaching at the same time.