Approved Project List

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PROJECT NUMBER

PROJECT NAME

PROJECT LOCATION

PROJECT MANAGER

STATUS

P-141204

4-H Entomology

Denton County

Diana Hatch

Active

Educating 4-H youth in insect classification and life cycles by helping them collect and preserve insects for youth fair contests.

P-070510

Advisory, Educational, &   Outreach Services

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Project   Coordinator

Active

Providing education and public outreach to various public groups and events.

P-160211

AgriLife Office Services

Denton (Denton County)

Van Elliott

Active

Assisting the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office staff by greeting and giving directions to visitors between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each weekday.

P-060413

Angler Education

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Beverly Lyttaker

Active

Leading workshops on recreational fishing; teaching youth and adults how to be safe and ethical anglers.

P-010203

Benthic Monitoring

Denton area (Denton County)

John & Adelaide Bodnar

Active

Collecting and identifying aquatic macroinvertebrates from local streams to determine water quality.

P-050311

Bob Jones Nature Center

Southlake (Tarrant County)

Jan Lapine

Active

Helping restore and preserve plants and wildlife and educate the public through various activities for 758 acres of the Eastern Cross Timbers Ecosystem open to the public for education and outdoor activities.

P-100312

Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

1700 University Dr., Ft. Worth (Tarrant County)

Norma Wilkerson

Active

Cataloging plants, providing educational programs for the public, and more. Visit www.brit.org.

P – 130214

BryoTexana

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Jeanne Erickson

Active

Assisting the project manager in the collection, processing, and recording of specimen data on mosses, liverworts and hornworts found in the area. Processed specimens are sent to the Herbarium at Texas A&M.

P-040708

Clear Creek Heritage Center

Denton (Denton County)

Clay Thurmond

Active

Helping with trail maintenance and construction, assisting with nature hikes, leading educational outreach for school children; and assisting with research, conservation, and restoration projects.

P-080313

Denton City Nature Hikes

Denton (Denton County)

Susan Pohlen

Active

Leading hikes and providing information about native plants, trees, wildflowers, invasive plants, geology, erosion, animal tracks, birding, wetlands, animal habitat, soil, and more.

P-151112

Denton County Administrative Complex

Denton (Denton County)

Van Elliott

Active

Helping educate Denton County employees and the public about nature, native flora and fauna and other interesting ecological facts about Denton County.

P-040708TR

Denton ISD Days at Clear Creek

Denton (Denton County)

Sharon Betty

Active

Providing educational experiences to complement the Denton ISD field trips for 2nd graders in the spring and 4th graders in the fall.

P-091009

DFW Wildlife Coalition

North Texas

Dave Ford

Active

Answering hot line phone calls about wildlife emergencies, such as out of nest babies and animal conflicts with people.

P-051013

Elm Fork Education Center

Denton (Denton County)

Erin Tran

Active

Guiding groups of children and their adult chaperones between activities conducted in and around the Environmental Sciences Building on the UNT campus.

P-190315

Elm Fork Nature Preserve/McInnish Park

Carrollton (Dallas County)

Steve Romaine

Active

Highlighting the preserve as an outstanding park for serious birding.

P-190314

Farmers Branch Historical Park

Farmers Branch (Dallas County)

Steve Romaine

Active

Promoting the park for birding and bird tours.

P-160309

Flower Mound Foundation

Flower Mound (Denton County)

Diane Wetherbee

Active

Working to help preserve the Mound by eliminating woody plants and invasive species, and conducting educational programs for the public on prairies and their importance.

P-160310

Flower Mound Nature Hikes

Flower Mound(Denton County)

Diane Wetherbee

Active

Conducting guided interpretive hikes on trails in different areas within Flower Mound town limits on a monthly basis.

P-120209

Fort Worth Botanical

Gardens

Fort Worth (Tarrant County)

Jan Lapine

Active

Participating in educational programs and special events and working in the gardens.

P-130808

Fort Worth Nature Center

Fort Worth (Tarrant County)

Betty Zajac

Active

Helping to care for animals, guiding canoe trips, leading nature walks, working on trails habitat restoration and facilities construction, and hosting in the visitor center.

P-160908

Furneaux Creek Nature Trail

Carrollton (Denton County)

Richard Johnson

Active

Leading activities to restore the green belt with native plants, including butterfly gardens, to provide a natural ecosystem for wildlife along Furneaux Creek, and providing educational activities such as bird walks and nature talks.

P-160714

Green Acres Farm Memorial Park

Flower Mound (Denton County)

Becky Bertoni

Active

Preserving and appreciating the park land by maintaining a monarch station, restoring a prairie, monitoring 7 bluebird boxes, and observing and recording plants, insects, animals in the park.

P-160715

Growing UP Wild

Trophy Club (Denton County)

Jan Hodson & Veronica Ruangskul

Active

Working with Parks and Recreation and with schools and Keep TC Wild to establish environmental education programs for people of all ages in the Trophy Club and Roanoke areas.

P-161013

iNaturalist

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Mary Morrow

Active

Posting photos and details about anything in nature, except humans, to iNaturalist.org, recording the date and location of the observation, to help monitor changes in biodiversity.

P-051110

Land Management Awareness

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Rob Roy

Active

Helping private landowners assess their property’s current wildlife habitat and making recommendations how to improve it.

P-070308

LBJ National Grasslands Misc. Conservation Programs

Wise County

Jeanne Erickson

Active

Maintaining and monitoring bluebird nesting boxes, and assisting in the collection of lichen species on the property.

P-101209

Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystems Research Facility  (LAERF)

Lewisville (Denton County)

Active

Assist in the various studies on the biology, ecology, and management of aquatic studies.

P-121212

Lewisville Ind. School District Outdoor Lrng Cntr. (LISDOLA)

Lewisville (Denton County)

Deborah Estes

Active

Documenting species of plants and animals, building and maintaining trails and native plant demonstration gardens, and assisting with outdoor education classes.

P-040512

Lewisville   Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)

Lewisville (Denton County)

 Scott Kiester

Active

Leading nature hikes for students and the public, assisting with bird banding, prairie and wetland restoration, trail building and maintenance, angler education, nest box maintenance, manning the visitor center and giving tours of the homestead area.

P-171207

Nest Watch

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

 Sharon Clark

Active

Helping to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds, including when nesting occurs, number of eggs laid, how many eggs hatch, and how many hatchlings survive.

P-080214

Project Feederwatch

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Karen Mangum

Active

Counting birds that appear in your count site and reporting the highest number of individuals that you see in view at one time to scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

P-190110

Quick Response (QR) Code Library

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Michele Rawleigh

Active

Creating and maintaining a digital reference library that can be used at several Master Naturalist project sites, particularly those visited by the public.

P-060212

Ray Roberts State Park

Isle du Bois & Johnson Branch (Denton County)

 Chuck Thefford and Denise Thompson

Active

Leading guided hikes, monitoring and maintaining bluebird boxes, greeting Nature Center visitors, and assisting TPWD with various educational events including the development of a new park Field Guide.

P-091211

Science With Attitude (SWAt)

Denton County

Carolyn Trivette

Active

Providing assistance with the Junior Master Naturalist and Junior Master Gardener programs. school gardens and outdoor learning centers, and demonstrating nature science kits to children’s classes.

P-140410

Speakers Bureau

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Karen Mangum

Active

Matching requests from the community with the appropriate MN speaker for various topics.

P-100513

Texas Native Plant Art Exhibition

Denton ISD (Denton County)

Marilyn Blanton

Active

Providing elementary students a creative way to learn about native Texas plants through an art contest with judging and displays in the community.

P-080314

Texas Our Heritage Demonstration Garden

Highland Village (Denton County)

Active

Working with Denton County Master Gardeners Association on maintaining an educational garden at Heritage Elementary School by changing the seasonal signage displays.

P-140311

Trees and Forests Management

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Rita Lokie

Active

Providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the better management of trees and forests within the three counties of Denton, Cooke, and Wise.

P-130912

Trophy Club Nature Trails

Trophy Club (Denton County)

Tom Mills

Active

Monitoring water erosion control, studying aquatic life, and providing trail maintenance for 450 acres of woodlands, grasslands, and waterways.

P-180913.

Valley Vista Nature Park

Lewisville (Denton County)

Michele Rawleigh

Active

Valley Vista Park is a 23 acre abandoned post oak savannah that is being transformed into a nature park by the City of Lewisville. Now in the initial stages of planning and development, Master Naturalists can have a significant role in creating a natural education and recreation environment.

P-151203

Water Quality Monitoring (Stream Team)

Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties

Jonathan Reynolds

Active

Testing water at stream locations on at least a monthly basis. Water quality is tested for temperature, turbidity, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, E. coli, nutrient levels, etc.

P-180308

Wildlife Rehab and Education

North Texas

Barbara Kraus

Active

Helping licensed rehabbers with orphaned, ill, or displaced wildlife. This project includes FM Wild!, an educational program for adults at FM Community Activity Center and for children at Heritage Park Trailhead.

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