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 Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners. There are a number of Texas Master Naturalist Chapters – including the Galveston Bay Area Chapter.
In 2021 we celebrated our 20th anniversary as a Texas Master Naturalist chapter. Our 164 active members delivered over 36,000 service hours and attended over 2,600 hours of advanced training thanks to our awesome ZOOM team.
We have a very active Chapter, working on a variety of projects. Our hard work was recently recognized by the State by awarding our Chapter with the 2019 Texas Master Naturalist Project Of The Year award for our Great Fishing Line Adventure project. In 2017 we also were awarded Texas Master Naturalist Project Of The Year award for the Injured Bird Response Team. In 2016, our on-going effort Confronting Plastic Pollution was named the Texas Master Naturalist Project Of The Year. Our efforts were further recognized in 2017 as a Gulf Guardian award winner in the EPA/Gulf of Mexico Program placing 1st place in the non-profit category.
We are governed by a Board of Directors and are supported by a number of outstanding organizations and agencies.