The Texas Master Naturalist mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide EDUCATION, OUTREACH, and SERVICE dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.
VOLUNTEER SERVICE IS THE REASON FOR OUR EXISTENCE
Chapter members must contribute 40 hours of volunteer service annually to retain certification in the Texas Master Naturalist program. Our members make a difference in more than 115 chapter-approved volunteer projects across our ten-county service area and contribute thousands of hours each year towards the preservation of our Hill Country environment. For approved projects, please click here.
HOW TO BECOME A TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST AND MEMBER OF THE HILL COUNTRY CHAPTER
The chapter serves Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba Counties. For information on becoming a Texas Master Naturalist and member of the Hill Country Chapter, click here.
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING, WITH SOCIAL TIME
The Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter continues to have in-person Monthly Chapter Meetings. Our next Chapter Meeting and Advanced Training session is open to the public and will be held on Monday, November 27th. The meeting is at The GUADALUPE BASIN NATURAL RESOURCES CENTER (GBNRC) Building located at 125 Lehmann Drive, Suite 100 in Kerrville. Doors open at 6 pm for socializing. A short business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and the Advanced Training session is from 7:10 to 8:10 pm. There is no cost to attend. Our monthly Chapter Meetings and Advanced Training sessions are HYBRID. This means you have the option to attend in-person, via Zoom or Live Stream via Facebook. Pre-registration is required to attend the chapter meeting session via Zoom. Click the link, shown below, to register.
The Advanced Training topic is: Common Tree Issues in the Texas Hill County
Presenter: Erin Davis
Description: A discussion on common tree diseases and issues including tips for preventing oak wilt, as well as tree care during and following a drought.
Presenter Information: Erin Davis is a Staff Forester III with the Texas A&M Forest Service and has worked for the agency for six years. She is based in Kerrville, covering a 12-county region. She primarily assists landowners and communities with oak wilt, land management, tree care, and health. She is a Certified Arborist and Forester.
Disclaimer: This meeting is NOT endorsed by GBNRC.