REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
FOR SPRING TRAINING CLASS!
DAYTIME CLASSES TO START FEB 18, 2020
Are you interested in our natural habitat – learning more about Texas native plants and animals, local ecology and natural lakes and rivers? If so, you can enhance your knowledge of these areas and more by becoming a Certified Texas Master Naturalist.
As a Master Naturalist, you will join an active group of volunteers dedicated to the beneficial management of our state’s natural resources. Trainees and graduates of this certification program may volunteer for projects around Fort Bend and Waller counties including Katy Prairie Conservancy, Brazos Bend State Park, local school educational programs, Fort Bend County Fair, the Seabourne Nature Fest and Seabourne Creek Nature Park. You can be involved in anything from trail management to educating students about our natural habitat with hands on materials….you decide based on what interests you!
For more information on our Spring 2020 Training Class or to register for classes, click here to be transferred to the Spring 2020 Training Class Page.
The Coastal Prairie Chapter programs are free and open to the public and are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at the Rosenberg Civic Center 3825 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471. All ages are welcome! Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a 30 minute social time and then the hour long program begins at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a 30 minute informational meeting during which project updates and upcoming events are presented by various board members.
FEBRUARY 6, 2020: “Deer Park Prairie – History, Ecology, Benefits and Education” presented by Della Barbato. The Lawther-Deer Park Prairie is a 51-acre remnant of very high quality, native grassland in the heart of Houston’s industrial area surrounded by suburban homes, schools and businesses. This prairie is home to more than 400 native plant species! It also contains wildlife, pollinators, and invertebrates (insects, spiders, and crustaceans). It represents a natural legacy of the Coastal Prairie’s history and benefits.
MARCH 4, 2020: “Mushrooms” presented by Eric Wolf. More information will follow.
MONTHLY BIRD HIKES AT SEABOURNE CREEK! The next bird hike will take place on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. All ages and levels of birders are welcome; meet in the parking lot before 8 AM. Click here for more information on our monthly bird hikes. Our hikes are usually held the first Wednesday of the month from October to May.
For a full list of the birds seen at Seabourne, go to Seabourne e-Bird Species List.
SEABOURNE CREEK NATURE PARK is our signature project. Click here to view the Seabourne Creek Nature Park brochure.
SEABOURNE WEEKEND NATURE WALKS are available by appointment only.
COASTAL PRAIRIE BLOG
If you attended Lauren Simpson’s talk on “Wildscaping Your Yard” on January 2, you learned so much and were inspired to get out and “wildscape your world!”. She brought 90 copies of a handout that went with her talk. It listed various resources relevant to the wildscaping tips that she gave. For those of you who did not get a copy of this helpful document, it is available for download later in this post. Lauren also has a new website that reports all the adventures taking… Read More →
Seabourne Creek Nature Park is a volunteer project of the members of the Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. Their members, aided by many additional contributing groups of volunteers, developed ponds, trails, gardens, a nursery, and have led or held many bird walks, park walks, education events, and an annual nature fest in this vital natural space for all in Rosenberg, Texas. Monthly bird walks, fall through spring, give members and anyone interested an opportunity to see, hear, and learn about the birds who live and… Read More →
The Apache Corporation Tree Program of Houston Texas has donated a grant of 100 trees in 5 gallon pots. The trees are to be planted by the Coastal Prairie Chapter in Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, Texas in January 2020.
Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists (CPCTMN) is a group of trained volunteers who share their appreciation and knowledge of nature with the community through outreach, education and conservation/restoration projects, in or near the Fort Bend and Waller County areas.