Approved Project List

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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
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
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, 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
Assisting with work for studies on the management of aquatic plants.
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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