Welcome to the Cypress Basin Chapter

7th Annual Flotilla


  • Get your registration in now! Prices: $15-Adult by 3/23; $20 by 4/12; $25 same day and no guarantee of t-shirt. Kiddos 13 and under are $10. Advanced registration closes on 4/12. SPECIAL PRIZE FOR FIRST TO REGISTER.
  • Pre-registered check in will be available Friday afternoon 4/26/2019 5:00pm-6:30pm. at Shady Glade RV Park. Special gift for the first 50 pre-registrants that check in on Friday. Hit the trails early Saturday!
  • On Site Registration at Shady Glade RV Park will begin at 7:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.
  • Included in your pre-registration fee: A t-shirt and two raffle tickets, paddle trails map, breakfast snack, juice and water, smoothies, launch fees for The Point (formerly Crip’s Camp), Shady Glade or Johnson’s Ranch.
  • Veggie burger, hot dogs, chips, frito chili pie, tacos, desserts and drinks will be available for purchase.
  • The drawings for the raffle items will begin at 12:00 Noon at the Shady Glade Pavilion and you must be present to win.
  • The silent auction will close at 12:30pm. Watch our Facebook page for item updates. https://www.facebook.com/CypressBasinChapterTMN/
  • Search for Big Foot contest. Winner gets a special prize.
  • Contact us at: 2019EarthDayPaddlingFlotilla@gmail.com 903-672-5524, 903-736-3063, 903-679-9817, if you have questions.
  • Funds raised will go toward this year’s flotilla expenses. After those expenses are covered, the remainder will go to maintenance of the paddle trails. Other projects that benefit recreational development for Caddo lake are always under consideration and review. Lots of improvement to the paddle trail signs this year !
  • This is a self-guided flotilla but we have experts standing by to answer any questions you have about the trails.
  • Canoes and Kayaks may be available. If you want to reserve one send us an email at: 2019EarthDayPaddlingFlotilla@gmail.com


Welcome to the 2019 Master Naturalist Training Class

More pictures from the 2019 Session 1 can be found here.


Thanks to Pete Wright for his photography work! Also a big thank you to guest lecturers Penny Wilkerson, Biologist TPWD and Micha Petty, Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network.


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.


Here are some pics from the paddlefish release @ the Jefferson boat ramp Thursday August 2, 2018  Thank you Hattie Hackler.



April 21, 2018 6th Annual Earth Day Flotilla

Thank you to all the supporters and paddlers! You made it a success. Click here to see great photos by Pete and here for great photos by Kristi of the event.




The Mission: To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide
education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management
of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the
State of Texas.

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