Rhonda Sanchez, 2019 Are you interested in volunteering for the BPTMN Booth at the upcoming Collin County Master Gardeners’ 2022 Garden Show?Here are the event details: The Garden Show 2022… Read More →
Bill has been hiking since he was an Eagle Scout in Alabama in the 1970’s. For over thirty years he’s hiked with his family in various National and State Parks, most often in Big Bend. He became a Master Naturalist in 2011. For the last ten years he’s spent almost every weekend exploring the Great Trinity Forest with a hiking group of friends.
I found the BPTMN booth at the 2013 Learn 2 Live Green event where I was a volunteer for Live Green in Plano. So I started attending the BPTMN meetings, got to talking with members and decided that was the organization where I needed to be. I started volunteering at BPRC right off the bat as a trail guide, and I’ve been there ever since.
Duane Mortensen, 2018 Lavon Lake is the largest lake contained within Collin County. The length of its shoreline stretches 121 miles, and the managed wildlife area surrounding the lake boasts 6400 acres. Given the fact it is so close to millions of people, why is it so little used? Given the number of undisturbed acres, I would argue that it is under-represented in iNaturalist data. Part of the answer lies in the poor condition of the parks surrounding the lake. Road access, restrooms and signage are regularly in disrepair. If you ignore the disrepair on the edges of the park, and venture inside, it is amazing what you can find.