Calendar and Current Events

Our Chapter Calendar contains all events, past and future. You can view by month or week. You can also have your Android or iPhone calendar automatically include these events, in a color of your choosing, in your smartphone calendar app. or in your own Google online calendar. Look for the Google calendar called “MN-El Camino” as the calendar name to add to your calendar.   Our Weekly Events email notice (latest shown below calendar) goes directly to all members and others who have requested it.  To submit events for this notice, and the calendar, send them to

Texas Master Naturalist
El Camino Real Chapter
Events Notice

Event:  Workday in the Milano Junction Memorial Garden
Date:  Thursday, January 31, 8:00 am
Where:   Milano Junction Memorial Garden, next to the Milano Post Office
Details:  Bring your gloves, tools, etc. Water will be available. Call Sandra Dworaczyk with any questions.
VMS: VE: Nature Improvements Public Areas

Event:  February Chapter Meeting
Date:  Thursday, February 14, meal at 6:00 pm, program at 6:30 pm
Where:  Milano Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Details:  Dr. Alston Thoms, Archeologist from Texas A&M, will present a program on regional archaeology.
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Mtg, VE for meeting, VE for Hospitality if appropriate

Event:  Great Backyard Bird Count
Date:  February 15-18
Where: Participate from anywhere, including your back yard
Details:  For more information or to sign up, visit
VMS: VE: Cit. Sci.-Cornell/Audubon Projects

Event:  Mother Earth News Fair
Date:  February 16-17, 2019
Where:   Bell County Expo Center, 301 W Loop 121, Belton, Texas
Details:  Visit https://www. for more information.
VMS: Topics that are relevant to the Master Naturalist program qualify as AT.

Event:  Wild Foods Foraging and Permaculture Campout
Date:  Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17
Where:   Green Valley Gardens, a local organic, family farm just North of Denton, Texas
Details:  Sean Wall, who presented program on Foraging, is in charge of this event. Event is a 2 day, 1 night campout at Green Valley Gardens, who is an active member of farmers’ market community and are proponents of organic and permacultural practices. They’ll be hosting this event with Sean. Participants will get to ID and collect a variety of native and wild species of edible plants and learn how to start their own “Wild Foods Garden” at home. We’ll also learn how to turn our harvests into Haute Cuisine using original and novel recipes and methods during a Wild Feast together the second day. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and under (children 3 and under – free). As a part of the event, we’ll highlight the importance these practices have for helping to restore natural habitat and their potential for benefiting native wildlife, while also improving human quality of life at the same time.
For more information, people can visit, or check out our Facebook event page.

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