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August 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Program:  Blackland Prairie Chapter August 2020 Monthly Meeting

 Date:  Tuesday, August 11, 2020

 Time:  7:00 pm-9:00 pm

 Naturalist Talk Speaker | Topic:  Dave Powell | Restoring Prairie Habitat on Public Land

Description:  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.

Meeting Platform:  Zoom Application

Join Meeting Instructions:   

  1. Meeting ID and password will be sent to all BPTMN members via email on Monday, August 10.
  2. IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Zoom meeting “waiting room” will open at 6:50 pm. The maximum number of attendees allowed for this meeting is 100, so be sure to join the meeting promptly.
  3. If you do not have the ZOOM application on your computer or mobile device, you will need to download it prior to the June meeting. (I recommend doing this at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting!)  See ‘Other Information’ below for instructions for downloading ZOOM.

BPTMN Meeting Host:  Rick Travis – rickt@bptmn.org

 Logging AT:  The monthly meeting and speaker presentation will offer members the opportunity to earn 1-hour AT.   Log as AT: BPTMN Chapter Monthly Meeting Only (1 hour).

 Other Information: 

Steps to download ZOOM on your computer:

  1. In your browser type https://zoom.us
  2. Click SIGN UP, IT’S FREE
  3. For verification, confirm your birthdate; click CONTINUE
  4. Enter your email address; click SIGN UP
  5. Zoom will send you an email message; open this email; click CONFIRMATION LINK
  6. A new window will open; click ACTIVATE ACCOUNT
    1. Set up your account; enter your name and create your password
  7. A new window will open; Invite colleagues – SKIP
  8. Test Meeting – Click on START MEETING NOW; test your audio settings
  9. A new screen will open; If prompted, you may need to click on DOWNLOAD & RUN APP
  10. Once you have downloaded and run the ZOOM App, a JOIN A MEETING screen will open
    1. Click on JOIN A MEETING
    2. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
    3. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
    4. Click JOINSteps to download on your mobile device:
  1. Go to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android)
  3. Install the App
  4. Follow the instructions to set up your account
  5. Click on JOIN A MEETING
  6. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
  7. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
  8. Click JOIN


The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners. We meet in the Science Resource Center at the end of the road – NOT the main museum building and parking lot which you’ll pass on the right. There may be occasional exceptions to the meeting place – check this calendar for details.

AT Approved (State requirement – 1 hour max)


August 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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