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 ECRMNNotification@yahoo.com.

Texas Master Naturalist
El Camino Real Chapter
Events Notice

Our Chapter has purchased a Zoom Pro account, and we will using this more and more while we can’t meet in person, as well as the preferred webinar tool for hosting online AT and other sessions.
Information, tutorials and more is available on our new website page https://txmn.org/elcamino/members-area/using-zoom-for-meetings-webinars-at-sessions/

Event: Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping- A Virtual Training
Date: Thursday, May 14 from 9-11 am Central Time
Details: This free Zoom training on fire-resistant landscaping, or firescaping, will teach Master Naturalists about what firescaping is and how to implement it in their communities. Specifically, participants will learn about fire history and behavior and ways to prevent home ignition through understanding plant flammability and firescaping design. The presentation will also address ways to maintain wildlife habitat with firescaping. This Zoom training will include presentations, “interactive” activities, and a discussion period. Speaker: Holly Campbell, Public Service Assistant, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. Project Manager for the USDA-NIFA Smith-Lever funded project, Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping. Zoom training details: (please note that there is a password required to join the webinar training). Contact J. Holly Campbell at hollycam@uga.edu for the password if you want to participate.
VMS: AT: By Conservation Partnership Agencies, or similar organizations

Event: May Chapter Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 pm
Where: online via Zoom
Details: Program will be on the Houston Toad by two experts on them, Dr. Paul Crump TPWD Herpetologist and Dr. Elizabeth Bates TPWD Conservation Initiatives.
The meeting will be on WebEx, which many of you may be familiar with. If not, don’t worry, all you need to do is click on the link below, enter the access code, and enter the password below.
You can also join the meeting by telephone, though you won’t be able to see the speakers or their presentation. We’ll have a period of gathering and greeting before Joyce Conner introduces the AT part of the presentation starts, so everyone can be sure to be on the WebEx. We will have our usual Chapter Meeting after the talk.
Here’s the information to save:
JOIN WEBEX MEETING
https://tpwd.webex.com/tpwd/j.php?MTID=me68ac79ba0f7fdc506973609f6b297c7
Meeting number (access code): 801 312 668

Meeting password: 3iUMyNrQm77

JOIN BY PHONE

+1-415-655-0001 US TOLL

VMS: AT: Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) or TMN Sponsored, VE for meeting time

Event: POSGCD EarthKind Workshop: Planning an Easy, Water Efficient Landscape
Date: Friday, May 22 from 3:00-4:00 pm
Where: Webinar
Details: Participants will learn about how to prepare and improve soil and water-conserving tips, and more, to help set you up for success in own yard and garden! Program Specialist and Ph.D. candidate, Tim Hartmann, specializes in EarthKind landscapes, which uses researched-back techniques that focus on ways to get the most out of your landscape while reducing water and fertilizer requirements. More information about how to access the program live will be posted and emailed out, so don’t forget to pre-register to receive updates! To register visit https://posgcd.org/rsvp-landscapable-earthkind/
VMS: To Be Determined

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