Texas Master Naturalist
El Camino Real Chapter
May 28, 2023
Event: Post Oak Chapter of NPSOT June Meeting
When: Thursday, June 1, meet and greet 6:00 pm, presentation 6:30 pm
Where: Lick Creek Park Visitor Center, 3600 East Rock Prairie Rd in College Station
Details: The program will be “Soils, Oils, and a Very Endemic Mint: Monarda Viridissima” by Amanda Birnbaum.
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Mtg or Other Venue
Event: ECRMN Quarterly Board Meeting
When: Friday, June 2 at 11:00 am
Where: All Saints Episcopal Church
VMS: VE: Administrative Work: Board and Committee Work
Event: Walk the Rancheria Grande Training Day
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 10–11:30 am
Where: Walk the Rancheria Grande Trailhead located on Cedar Hill Ranch, 12374 FM 2095, Gause
Details: Master Naturalists Mike Conner and John Pruett will lead a walk on the trail to train fellow Master Naturalists and others about the trail and it historical and cultural features so that they may lead group walks in the future. The Trail is about 2 miles round trip and includes access to several registered and certified archeological features. The trail will be open to the public on a reservation basis and is sponsored by the National Park Service and El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association as part of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. Participants must be able to walk 2 plus miles on natural dirt trails with mild elevation changes. Parking is available at the trailhead but is somewhat limited, carpooling is encouraged. Master Naturalists will qualify for AT credit. Please see Don’s email dated 5/12 for a map and additional information. If you plan to carpool (whether driving or as a passenger) please let Carolyn Henderson know by 6/1.
Event: ECRMN Chapter Meeting and 15th Anniversary Celebration for The El Camino Real Chapter Texas Master Naturalist.
Date: Thursday, June 8, festivities start at 5:30 pm. Meal theme is salads.
Where: All Saint’s Episcopal Church Meeting Room, 200 N Travis, Cameron
Details: Ann Collins and Mike Mitchell will present a program on the history of the El Camino Real Chapter, in honor of ECRMN’s 15th anniversary. There will also be cake!
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Mtg or Other Venue; VT: Chapter Mtg; VT: Hospitality if appropriate.
Event: Work Day at the Wildscape
Date: Saturday, June 17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, and have lunch together after
Where: Wildscape located at Bird and Bee Farm, 1369 County Road 334, Rockdale
Details: Work day at the wildscape. The Community Outreach area will be outside of the garden in the shade with seating. Join everyone for lunch afterward, restaurant to be determined.
VMS: VE: Nature Improvement in Public areas if watering, pruning, organizing donated items. VE: Community Outreach-indirect for handing out brochures or giving tours.
Event: 2023 Annual Meeting of TMN
Dates: October 12-15
Details: The hotel room blocks are open! For more information visit https://txmn.tamu.edu/2023-
VMS: AT: TMN Annual Meeting; VT if volunteering