About Us

Our display booth at the Burton Cotton Gin Festival, April 17, 2010

2019 Officers

  • Betsy Palkowsky, President
  • Mark Brown, Vice President
  • Linda Esco, Secretary
  • Pam Green, Treasurer
Read our September 2019  Chapter Newsletter – The GLC Tidings – to see what our members are up to!  
Review the Minutes for recent chapter meetings to see how we conduct business.

The chapter began training its first class of 11 students in April 2005 and now has trained over 300 individuals. Our training is held at Windedale, near Round Top, in Fayette County as well as at other venues in our five-county region. Training sessions (a 40-hour course) for new members begin in January and are complete each year by May.  For the Class of 2020, training sessions are scheduled for Monday afternoons from 1 – 4 pm each week with the addition of four or five Saturday field days. Applications for the 2020 class are now open.  Class size is limited so please apply early.  Learn more and apply online.  (PHOTO: Graduation – Class of 2019 – April 2019)

Chapter membership meetings are held every odd numbered month on the third Saturday, 9 – 11 a.m. Typically these meetings are followed by a program open to the public.

We invite you to go through our website and look at some of the things we do. If you would be interested in joining us, please contact us for more information and to get application forms.

If you are not familiar with the Texas Master Naturalist program and want to learn more about this statewide program sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife and  the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, please visit the state website.

 Volunteering with the Gideon Lincecum Chapter

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