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 ECRMNNotification@yahoo.com.
Texas Master NaturalistEl Camino Real ChapterEvents NoticeSept 25, 2017SEPTEMBER 2017Event: Pollinator BioBlitzDates: September 23 – October 8Details: Pollinator BioBlitz participants observe pollinators between September 23 – October 8, 2017. All ages and abilities are encouraged to find pollinators and nectar-producing plants. Share observations by posting a photo or video to Instagram, iNaturalist, or
Facebook. For more information visithttps://tpwd.texas.gov/ education/bioblitz. The registration form is located at https://tpwd.texas.gov/ education/bioblitz/ registration. Encouraged to post on iNaturalist.Participants are simply asked to look for pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and moths, and nectar-producing plants; photograph or take video of them; and share their discoveries online via Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #TXPollinators. record their observations in the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz Project through the iNaturalist application on their phones or home computers (www.inaturalist.org/projects/ 2017-texas-pollinator-bioblitz ). There is no cost to participate and the only tools needed are a camera or smartphone, plus internet access.It’s easy to get involved. Individuals and families, schools and clubs are all asked to Join, Observe, Identify and Share, Sept. 23-Oct. 8, 2017, which signals the start of butterfly migration season in Texas. At this time of year, cooler temperatures across the state also alert bees to eat as much as they can before hibernation begins, so it’s the perfect time to photograph, post and record all of the insects you see, while enjoying the great outdoors.To view a video news report about the Pollinator BioBlitz, visit https://youtu.be/ 3vy6Ng8xVaE.VMS: VE: Cit. Sci-All TPWD Nature Trackers and iNaturalist ObservationsEvent: Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Training – Plum CreekDate: Tuesday, September 26 8:15 am -4:00 pmWhere: Lockhart State Park Recreation Hall, 2012 State Park Rd,Lockhart, TX 76528Details: This course has been approved for the Texas Water Specialist Certification program. More information on these programs can be found at: http:// naturalresourcestraining.tamu. edu/schedule/ and the Texas Riparian Association Website: http://TexasRiparian. org. RSVP is required by 9/21. For additional information including RSVP instructions, please see email sent on 9/17.VMS: ATOCTOBER 2017Event: Rainwater Harvesting WorkshopDate: Tuesday, October 10 6 pm – 8 pmWhere: POSGCD Office, 310 E Ave C, MilanoDetails: This workshop is mandatory to qualify for the POSGCD rainwater harvesting rebate. Pre-registration is required – Register online at http://posgcd.org/outreach/ rainwater/ (links are at the bottom of the page).VMS: AT: AgriLife Sponsored. List event title in the Describe your Training section.Event: VMS TrainingDate: Tuesday, October 10 8:30 am – 11 amWhere: Rockdale Public LibraryDetails: Reserve time to learn how to enter in your hours in the VMS system using a computer or your cell phone. PLEASE BRING ALL YOUR A.T. & VOLUNTEER HOURS DETAILS (each date, hours and project/type of service completed). To reserve time, call or text Debbi @ 254-760-6110.VMS: TBDEvent: October Monthly MeetingDate: Thursday, October 12 at 6 pmWhere: Milano Methodist Church Fellowship HallDetails: A TMN representative will be filming a chapter profile for the 20th Anniversary of TMN. Potluck – please bring covered dish, dips/chips, salad or dessert.VMS: TBDEvent: Landscaping and Plant Selection for ButterfliesDate: Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pmWhere: Producers Cooperative Association, 1800 N Texas Avenue, Bryan TX 77803Details: Ms. Anne Boehm, Texas A&M AgrLife Extension Master Gardeners will present the program. Texas has over one hundred species of butterflies. The concept of gardening for butterflies has been embraced by thousands of homeowners and school/park entities throughout the nation. Planning landscapes to enhance butterfly populations begins with plants that attract them. It’s fairly easy and the plants are typically beautiful additions to your landscape. In addition to enjoying these beautiful creatures, they are also pollinating your plantsVMS: AT: AgriLife Sponsored. List event title in the Describe your Training section.Event: Texas Master Naturalist 18th Annual Meeting – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!Date: October 20-21Where: Omni Corpus ChristiDetails: The meeting provides an opportunity for our volunteers and affiliates to receive all of their Advanced Training requirements for the year within one weekend. It’s also an opportunity for program participants and supporters to network, share new ideas and projects and to learn from one another.More information, including registration, schedule and pricing, is available at https://txmn.org/2017-annual- meeting/#AnnualMeeting Agenda and Registration InformationContact: Mary Pearl Meuth Office: (979) 845-7294 Cell: (727) 366-1144 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
VMS: AT: AgriLife Sponsored. List event title in the Describe your Training section.NOVEMBER 2017Event: EarthKind Water Conservation WorkshopDate: Monday, November 6 5:30 pm – 8:00 pmWhere: POSGCD Office, 310 E Ave C, MilanoDetails: Learn how to make your landscape look better and save water. Register online at http://posgcd.org/outreach/
rainwater/ (links are at the bottom of the page).(NOTE: the brochure states it begins at 5:30 but the POSGCD website states it begins at 6:00 – we will confirm the time before the event)VMS: AT: AgriLife Sponsored. List event title in the Describe your Training section.Event: Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Training – Mill CreekDate: Wednesday, November 8 8:00 am – 4:00 pmWhere: Washington County Fairgrounds- Sales Facility, 1305 E. Blue Bell Rd, Brenham, TX 77833Details: This course has been approved for the Texas Water Specialist Certification program. More information on these programs can be found at: http:// naturalresourcestraining.tamu. edu/schedule/ and the Texas Riparian Association Website: http://TexasRiparian. org. RSVP is required by 10/26. For additional information including RSVP instructions, please see email sent on 9/17.VMS: ATEvent: November Monthly MeetingDate: Thursday, November 9 at 6 pmWhere: Milano Methodist Church Fellowship HallDetails: Report summaries from those who attend the TMN State meeting. Potluck – please bring covered dish, dips/chips, salad or dessert.VMS: TBDDecember 2017Event: December Monthly Meeting and Christmas SocialDate: Thursday, December 14 at 6 pmWhere: Sandra and Ed Dworaczyk homeDetails: Potluck – please bring covered dish, dips/chips, salad or dessert.VMS: TBD