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 Real” 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@gmail.com.[Note- for some reason this calendar widget is not updating. Deleted for now – under investigation.]
May 16, 2022
Texas Master Naturalist
El Camino Real Chapter
If you want to order a MN shirt, be sure to get your order to Carolyn Henderson the first part of this week.
Event: Let’s Get Outside! Pick It Up!
When: Monday, May 16 and ongoing, according to the energy and dedication of the participant and while there is litter in the world.
Where: In public areas (highways, roadsides, parks, etc.)
Details: This is the deliberate removal of trash and litter by an ECR volunteer and meant to be a planned activity performed in increments of 15 minutes, not cumulative incidental time spent picking up random objects encountered during daily activities. Please do not abuse this opportunity to earn V.E. hours. The necessary safety measures will be observed by the participant. Litter/trash removed will be disposed of in a proper and responsible manner. This activity has been approved by the ECR Volunteer/AT Chair.
VMS: V.E.- Nature Improvements in Public Areas: TMN Report Hours – Litter removal in public area (Include the location where litter was removed.)
Event: El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Presentation
Date: Friday, June 3, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Where: Lucy Hill Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman St in Rockdale
Details: ECRMN Member Dr. John Pruett will present a video on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, followed by a Q&A. The Texas Historical Commission will have archaeological artifacts on display and books for sale from the Rancheria Grande area and from Milam County. There will also be discussion about Sugarloaf Mountain and trail projects that are occurring in Milam County. See attached flyer for more information.
VMS: AT: By Conservation Partnership Agencies, or similar organizations (include training event info)
Event: Plant Party: Medicinal and Edible Plants
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 10:00-11:30 am
Details: There will be 5 short presentations from experts in the field and there will be over 20 DOOR PRIZES! You must register to receive the Zoom link the day before. Plant Party is FREE! Register at
Native Plant Recipe Book – email your native plant recipes to PlantParty@ag.tamu.edu, and they will create a recipe book to distribute to Plant Party registrants.
VMS: AT: AgriLife Sponsored
Event: ECRMN Presentation of Children’s Program at Cameron Public Library
Date: Monday, July 25 at 10:00 am
Where: Cameron Public Library
Details: ECRMN members will read with children at the library (who are accompanied by their parents). If you would like to help, please contact Sandra Dworaczyk.
VMS: To Be Determined