The Hill County chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is pleased to once again be an awardee of the
Apache Tree program in 2020. Started four years ago by TMN Brenda Fest, the 2020 grant for 80 native trees was
coordinated by Constance Weaver and Robert Shock, TMNs and members of the 2020 New Class Committee.
This Apache corporation grant is offered to non-profit organizations which believe in the value of planting and maintaining native trees to sustain our environmental health.
This year’s recipients of the trees, from Medina Garden Nursery, were given to our prospective new class students and their mentors, members of the Board of Directors and the New Class Committee. Because of the COVID-19
restrictions and to protect the health and safety of all volunteers, a drive-through “tree pick up” was staged at Kerr County Youth Event Center on Wednesday October 21.
Everyone received Tree Care Packets and wire cages donated by Lowe’s, Kerrville Tractor Supply and Bandera
This year’s coordinators along with Catherine Gauldin, Communications Director and Pat Lucas, New Class
Committee photographer captured the event with action photos and a live streamed Facebook video which is also
available on our Hill Country chapter YouTube channel
All of us enjoy nature, love the outdoor and want to help conserve and protect our natural habitats and resources. We would like to invite you to join us and become a Texas Master Naturalist, a volunteer in a well-informed corps of conservationists, naturalists and teachers who assist and help others to appreciate and protect our natural world. The Texas Master Naturalist curriculum, powered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department helps nature lovers gain a deeper knowledge of our Hill Country ecology, geology, climate and weather, critical water issues, flora and fauna.
The Spring 2021 Basic Training class begin on Monday February 22. Graduation is planned for the week of May 10. The class size is limited to 30 attendees.