It’s Flotilla Time! Mark your calendars for April 23, 2022
This year marks the 10th annual Earth Day Flotilla. Registration is open at Eventbrite. Visit https://tinyurl.com/2022Flotilla
- Early Bird: 2/04/2022 at 12:01am until Saturday 4/9/2022 at 12:01 am. Tickets are $20.00. T-shirt included (be SURE to add your size!)
- Regular Tickets: 4/10/2022-4/17/2022 tickets are $30.00 No guarantee of t-shirt.
- Adult Event Day: $30.00 No guarantee of t-shirt.
- Paddlers 13 and under $10.00 with an adult registration
More information can be found here
Trail of the Month
Celebrate spring by visiting Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge! CLNWR (former Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant at Karnack, TX) has over 8000 acres of beauty, diversity and historic interest. There are 5 established trails varying in lengths and habitats. You will see both how nature restores itself and how humans can help with restoring natural habitats. The auto tour route also takes you to the various trailheads where you can see some of the historic structures from LHAAP and signage discussing both the history and interesting biology of the refuge.
The Cypress Basin Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists (CBTMN) invites you to enjoy a different featured trail March – April. Volunteers will be available at the Visitor Center deck and at the trailhead of the featured trail for one Saturday each month. They will help you get oriented to the Refuge; help you locate the trails and even walk the featured trail with you if you so request. Trail-of-the-Month for March is Magazine Trail. CBTMN will be hosting visitors on March 26th from 9am – 1pm. Other featured trails (time to be determined) will be April 30th—Hope Cemetery Trail and May 21st—Starr Ranch trail.
Master Naturalists Training Class – Taking applications for Fall 2022
The Cypress Basin Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists will began a new training class this fall. Dates to be determined. The required 40 hours of training is spread over 4 months, one weekend a month (Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 9-5).
Being a Master Naturalist includes volunteering to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and areas in East Texas.
For more information, send inquiries to Caroline Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org .
What is a Master Naturalist?
Someone who’s NOT afraid of digging in the dirt and slogging through the mud while giving back to the community. Volunteers with the interest and desire to give back to their community and willingness to attend the training. Volunteers must complete a training course on the area’s natural features and the impact that people have on nature. The course includes presentations by biologists, geologists, naturalists, and others from local, state, and federal agencies and universities. You must complete a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training during the first 12 months following your completion of the course (to be completed before your course’s graduation anniversary date).
Come join the fun.