The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
The Elm Fork chapter proudly serves Denton, Cooke and Wise counties.
The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners.
UPDATED COVID-19 guidance, August 27, 2021
from Elm Fork Chapter!
What is Project FeederWatch?
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. FeederWatch is a November-April survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. You don’t even need a feeder! All you need is an area with plantings, habitat, water or food that attracts birds. Count your birds for as long as you like on days of your choosing, then enter your counts online. With FeederWatch, your observations become part of something bigger than your backyard.
Visit FeederWatch.org for more information and to join.
Our Volunteers in Action!
Making an Impact
Lights Out Texas!
We’re calling on all Texans to go Lights Out for Wildlife and save birds by dimming non-essential lighting during peak Fall migration from 11 PM to 6 AM (August 15 – November 30). With the simple flip of a switch, each of us can do our part to protect millions of migrating birds soaring across our Lone Star sky. Certify your business or residence with Lights Out for Wildlife.
Not a Master Naturalist, but interested in volunteering?
Find volunteer opportunities in the Denton area.
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