Welcome! Explore the Hill Country Chapter

We need you!  Apply today for the Hill Country Chapter’s Class of 2020 training course.

You  can make a difference with us!  We offer more than 80 volunteer projects, advanced education, and friendly folks who love the beautiful Hill Country.

Residents of Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba counties can train with the Hill Country Chapter to certify as a Texas Master Naturalist™ volunteer.

COVID-19 and the 2020 Texas Master Naturalist™ Training Class
1. If you have delayed submitting your application to the 2020 Hill Country Chapter Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course because of COVID-19 uncertainties, please know that we are proceeding full steam ahead and are cautiously optimistic that the course will be held as scheduled August 17 through November 11.

2. We have developed contingency plans for classroom spacing, disinfecting, and other measures to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.

3. We extended the application deadline to July 13, 2020.

4. IF the class is canceled, your $200 tuition fee will be refunded.

5. Please join us for a fantastic adventure this fall! Questions? Email hillcountrymembership@gmail.com




Texas Master Naturalist program response to COVID-19

Meetings, face-to-face training, and programs in the Texas Master Naturalist Program are suspended.

We adhere to policies set forth by both of our sponsoring agencies, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The Texas Master Naturalist™ program is temporarily allowing chapter-approved webinars and chapter-approved online training to satisfy the required eight hours of advanced training.



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Read about our volunteer projects in the Spotlight

Resurrection Garden at Zion Lutheran where Katy Kappel and friends are bringing a neglected corner to life.

The Pollinator Garden at Kerrville-Schreiner Park where Larry Eskridge makes the garden grow.

UGRA EduScape where Reggie Cox plants plants with our garden partnership with UGRA.






Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter is one of 50 regional Texas Master Naturalist volunteer corps. Members receive science-based training in natural resource management and share their knowledge to promote conservation and good stewardship in their communities. The Hill Country Chapter serves the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our members are active in more than 80 volunteer service projects in Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba counties. Our chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization.




Now in our eighteenth year of commitment to education, outreach, and service, we have trained 593 Texas Master Naturalist volunteers who contributed more than 390,000 service hours to their communities. A contribution to the Hill Country and the state of Texas valued at $9.2 million.




Want to join a group of friendly folks who love nature and the Texas Hill Country? Explore our site to learn about our chapter and find details.
Need more info? Our Membership Director has the answers.


Questions or comments about our chapter’s website? Email the webmaster.

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