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Judy Anderson the “Garden Angel”

Recently the Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. recognized Judy Anderson for her knowledge of horticulture and dedication to the League City Garden Club by granting her the honor of Garden Angel. The League City Garden Club president said “Judy is a wealth of knowledge and positive energy, and a priceless resource when it comes to supplying interesting and informative speakers for our meetings.”  Next time you see Judy (or hear her voice) congratulate her on being an angel.

Introducing Chapter Chats – Starting Monday, April 13th

Starting on Monday, April 13th, the chapter will be experiencing a new way to meet.  Susette Mahaffey, our President, will be using the ZOOM tool to host a meeting with interested chapter members.  Susette and other chapter board members will be using this meeting to visit with community members and discuss what is happening in the chapter, answer questions from the community and discuss upcoming opportunities. These meetings will be hosted on ZOOM and held on a bi-weekly basis.  Susette and the board are looking forward to visiting… Read More →

Gene Fisseler – 2019 Armand Bayou Nature Center Volunteer of the Year

Armand Bayou Nature Center  recognized Gene Fisseler as their 2019 Exceptional Volunteer.  Congratulations Gene!

Jim Duron – 2019 Prairie Volunteer Award

The Houston Chapter – Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT) has awarded Jim Duron its 2019 Prairie Volunteer Award. Jim will be at the Prairie Stampede at the United Way on December 4 to receive his award. We would like to invite GBAC-TMN chapter members and volunteers who have worked with Jim on the prairie to join the celebration of his award.  Congratulations Jim!!!

TXMN Annual Conference – GBAC accomplishments

We had 17 members who attended the conference this year in Rockwall.  It was a weekend of education, celebration and networking with other TX Master Naturalists.  Awards were also handed out and our Chapter did very well. Our Monofilament project was awarded Project of the Year. Photo awards went to the following: In the Bird Category, Scott Buckel took second place.  Linda Davis was awarded third place. In the Historical/At Work and Play category, Alan Wilde took first place.  Robin Kendrick-Yates was awarded second place. Congratulations  everyone!

Fishing Line project – An Adventure!

Since our Chapter adopted the fishing line project, team members have been busy.  They located and documented 90 monofilament bins.  They created a project team with sub teams, a mission, goals, a Facebook page and a logo.  A process has been set up to monitor, repair, and add new bins. New signage in 4 languages was created and installed on the bins. A new grate structure was developed and installed on the bins to keep out large trash.  Outreach is underway to educate the community. And so much… Read More →

GINTC recognizes GBAC members

Congratulations to Ann Anderson (left), Stennie Meadours (second from right) and Bobette Brasfield (right) who were recognized for their volunteer service with Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council.  Thank you ladies!

Moody Gardens Shining Star – Carlos Rios

Congratulations to chapter member Carlos Rios. Carlos was recognized for his volunteer service by Moody Gardens. He was named a “shining star” of service for his education and outreach efforts.

The Green Team at work

It is well known that our Chapter has several on-going opportunities where volunteers pick up plastic waste on land and in water.  The Green Team is a GBAC committee who wanted to take plastic elimination a step further by investigating how we can reduce and eliminate single use plastics at our meetings. In a short time this committee has implemented several ideas. Eliminate as much plastic as possible from the 2019 class items.  Melamine plates are being replaced with Corelle which was seen as the safest alternative with… Read More →

ABNC Volunteer of the year – Joe Bryan

Joe Bryan was recognized as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year at Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC). Joe started volunteering at the nature center in 1985.  In 2018, he had hours in every department. He has been on the Volunteer board since 2014.  Joe is one of the many unsung heroes of ABNC; he is always at the nature center working in the background, and always available to help with any project. Congratulations Joe! On a side note, Joe recently achieved the Texas Master Naturalist 4000 volunteer service… Read More →