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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!

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!

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 →

Jim Duron reaches 20,000 volunteer service hours

Congratulations to our newest 20,000 volunteer service hour chapter member – Jim Duron. One of the greatest gifts we can give to our community and future stewards is sharing our passion and time. Jim’s love and dedication to the prairie and our VMS (Volunteer Management System) have made a difference.

December year-end celebration

The December year-end meeting on December 6th will be held at Walter Hall Park; social begins at 6:15 pm.  There will be fun, awards,  elections of next years officers, and of course food and fellowship! As a special treat, the entree (BBQ) will be provided, members are encouraged to bring their favorite side dish or dessert as well as their reusable plates, cups and utensils. Walter Hall park is located at 807 SH 3 N, League City, TX 77573  

2019 Training Class Information

The Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalist 2019 Training Class is scheduled to begin February 21, 2019 and end May 9, 2019. Classes are on Thursday from 9am-3pm.  If you are interested, contact Julie Massey at 281-309-5063 or email Julie.massey@ag.tamu.ed. Julie will add your name to the list to receive an application for the class. A meet & greet will be held at the AgriLife Extension Office (4102 B Main Street, FM 519) on November 15, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.

Our Plastic Pollution Fight Continues – The Great Fishing Line Adventure

In August, our chapter launched a new project addressing plastic pollution.  The project is called The Great Fishing Line Adventures and has over 40 chapter members participating.  During the first 30 days, the team inventoried the Galveston area to locate any and all monofilament (used fishing line) tubes.  A current map of the known tubes only showed 14 in our area.  Our team’s investigation discovered over 94 tubes and has created a new map listing their locations. The team has divided into three groups focusing on: Assessment & Ownership… Read More →

Nesting Island by Kayak & So Much More Team (NICK) – 2018 Fall Launch & Texas A&M Recruits

The Nesting Island by Kayak (NICK) chapter team is gearing up for their fall season of transect work and clean-ups focusing on the Galveston area rookery islands.  This season we will have students from Dr. Steve Alexander’s class at Texas A&M Galveston join our efforts.   They are planning to join us on our expeditions to Mile Marker 52 and North Deer Island. Our partnership with Audubon TERN continues.  We kicked of the launch of the season with a training course with Audubon TERN to discuss our overall approach on gathering… Read More →