Hello Blackland Prairie Chapter!
Looking for a volunteer opportunity that will get you outside in the fresh air? Have we got a deal for you! You can spend Friday mornings on the beautiful Heard Sanctuary helping to maintain areas that need vegetation removal. Find out more below!
Event: Heard Sanctuary Restoration & Preservation Projects
Time: 8:00-11:00 AM
Description: The Heard Sanctuary is seeking volunteers to assist in the restoration and preservation of multiple sanctuary projects at the Heard. This is an existing project that has been in place for some time and there is now a renewed effort to address opportunities. This is available to any interested individual and is a great way for interested Master Naturalists to earn volunteer hours.
Cedar Brake Forest
Remove Japanese, Chinese and Quihoi privets from the sanctuary, primarily in the areas adjacent to the second impoundment and Ken’s Prairie. All species of Asian privets are detrimental to the health of these forest areas and choke out vital understory plants that are desired.
Sapling and brush removal from prairie sites
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Meet at: Meet at employee parking area/workshop (drive past visitor parking lot and museum building, take next right into employee parking area.
Dress: Routine dress code for activity in the field: Long-pants, boots/close-toed shoes; long-sleeved shirts are recommended. Master Naturalists should wear their name badges.
Bring: Drinking water, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant and face mask (just in case). The Heard will also provide drinking water.
Spencer Dudas – firstname.lastname@example.org (work plan questions)
Laura Ragan – email@example.com (volunteer application/orientation)
Contact (BPTMN): Tom Shackelford – firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking: Employee parking area (see information above)
Log volunteer hours as Heard: Garden, Trail, Wildscape Maintenance.
Log orientation as AT: Volunteer Training to Support Partners
Links for more information: https://www.heardmuseum.org/
BPTMN Communications Director