Welcome to the Current Events page. Here you will find the news, volunteer opportunities, and places to visit.
Boerne City Campus Natural Area
We need someone to do butterfly surveys at this property behind the library. Rheda Boardman has been doing monthly surveys for the last 2 years, but will be unable to continue for several months. With all of the rain this spring we are seeing a lot of wildflowers and a return of the butterflies. They need to be identified!
For the butterfly survey, the time/day is up to the person doing the survey, totally flexible. Just once a month. I think Rita usually spent about 2 hrs. The property is 13 acres.
Anyone interested can contact Rachel Thompson at email@example.com for more information.
VMS CODE: KL-06-B-FR Boerne City Campus Surveys/Censuses
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Trail Guides Wanted!
Looking for people who love Enchanted Rock, love to hike, and enjoy interacting with the public. If interested, you can shadow one of our current guides for as long as you like until you feel you have a comfortable grasp of the information we usually provide about the geography, flora, and history of the Park as we work our way up to the Summit. As soon as you feel ready, you can start leading guided hikes on your own. There are regularly scheduled Summit hikes on weekends, and we work on an as-needed basis with Boy Scout Troops and school groups. Some of us have created our own off-trail guided hikes off the beaten path.
Contact Master Naturalists Debbie Windham at Debwindham47@gmail.com, or Lorri Kendrick at Lorriken@gmail.com, or Park Interpretive Ranger Addison Preston at Addison.Preston@tpwd.texas.gov
VMS CODE: GL-01-A-DO TPWD Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Outreach
Date Posted: 20230516
Cibolo Volunteers in Action and Volunteer Opportunities!
Greetings from Cibolo!
Cibolo volunteers contributed over 500 volunteer hours in the month of May to help further our mission! Special thanks to Keller Williams, Boerne High School seniors, and our Wildlife Field Research volunteers who helped mulch trees, trails, and conduct valuable science research surveys. Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org if your group would like to volunteer at Cibolo.
Thanks to the abundant rainfall this spring, our gardens are flourishing! June’s spotlight is on our garden volunteers – be sure to read more about our Demonstration Garden and Inspiration Garden!
Summer is here and we have lots of seasonal opportunities to plug in as a volunteer!
NEW! – Grounds Maintenance: Tuesdays 9:00-12:00. Assist with weeding, trimming, mowing and landscaping.
NEW!- Moondance Greeter: June 3, July 15, August 5, and September 30 @ 6:00pm. Greet our visitors to our outdoor summer concerts and inform them of our programs and membership.
Farmer’s Market Greeter: Saturdays 9:00-1:00. Be a welcoming presence to market visitors and assist with traffic flow.
Inspiration Garden: Tues, Fri, Sat at 10:00. Assist with watering, harvesting, planting, mulching.
Demonstration Garden: Sat, June 10, 9:00-12:00. Learn about native plants and how to care for them hands-on every 2ndSaturday.
Teaching Garden: Weds 9:30-11:30, and Sat 9:00-1:00. Learn about sustainable gardening and assist with composting, fertilizing, harvesting, watering, weeding, etc.
Monarch surveys: Weds 9:30-11:00. Count and document monarch larvae on milkweed plants.
Bird surveys: 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month.
Kids Summer Camp will be in full swing starting June 5 and running through August 4. Register your kids today!
Save the Date: Wildlife Field Research Week will be back in the fall – Oct 8-14!
We hope you will be a part of our vibrant volunteer community! For schedule and details on any of our volunteer opportunities or programs, email email@example.com, go to our events calendar, or sign up on GivePulse, or Better Impact.
Date Posted: 20230603
Here is the link for the Monarchs & Other Wildlife event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-for-monarchs-other-wildlife-using-native-plants-tickets-598548664167?fbclid=IwAR1_lBsQNenBUiVA0Xez3K0HG3nCZiS0-z6nevl2DAHyINkGdwdu_cb4B_k
UGRA 20th Annual River Clean Up
If you have already registered for the UGRA 20th Annual River Clean Up, disregard this message BUT If you have not registered, do it now!!
The Upper Guadalupe River Authority has scheduled the 20th Annual River Clean Up for
When: Saturday, July 22, 2023, 8:00a-11:00a
Where: TMN HCC will be cleaning Guadalupe Park, the river above and below the dam (kayaks are welcome).
Register @: 2023 River Clean Up Online Registration
Be sure to indicate you are a TMN and want to clean at Guadalupe Park.
Bring: your hat, leather work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant and smiles (for the camera).
(If you want to bring friends and neighbors, be sure to register them.)
What to Wear: shoes you don’t mind getting wet, comfy work clothes for hauling trash
Meeting Point: the parking lot of Guadalupe Park.
Address for GPS: Guadalupe 700 Guadalupe St, Kerrville, TX 78028
Afterwards: we take our trash to Flat Rock Park and hang around to see if you have won any prizes!!
Tip: register before June 30th to get a t-shirt in your preferred size!
There is more information about the River Clean Up on the UGRA River Clean Up Webpage. Online Registration is open and it’s quick and easy to do! If you register before June 30th, Matthew at UGRA guarantees a t-shirt in your preferred size! Registration will be open through July 7th.
Please explore all the content on the webpage, including a link to the survey about last year’s event – Matthew at UGRA values your feedback and is always working to improve the event for YOU!
If you need to contact Matthew, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (830) 896-5445. If you need to contact me, my email is email@example.com or give me a call at 210-268-8187.
2023 River Clean Up Online Registration
2022 River Clean Up T-shirt Art Contest Winners
2022 River Clean Up Press Release
See you on the river!!
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Texas Master Naturalist
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