Welcome – Indian Trail Master Naturalist – Ellis and Navarro Counties

Spring Newsletter

Take a look at ITMN’s new iNaturalist Collection! Join us in adding species to the Collection for Ellis and Navarro Counties.

If you missed signing up for this year’s class, you may send us your contact information and we will keep you updated on the 2020 class.

Monthly Meetings and Programs:

Location: Zoom (Online)
• 6:00 PM – Brief Business Meeting followed by Program

**Online Meeting (Zoom)**

May 18

Wetlands: What They Are and What We Can Do to Preserve Them

Jacob will help us understand what wetlands are and what we can do to help conserve them. Starting with an understanding of the laws governing wetlands and why they are regulated, we will learn what makes land a “wetland” – the hydrologic evidence of a wetland, what makes wetlands unique, and their benefit to and impact on our environment including flood water retention/ground water exchange.

Jacob Calvit, an environmental scientist consultant, is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist of the Soil Science Society of America, a Certified Forester of the American Association of Foresters, and a free-lance Environmental Scientist specializing in Wetland Permitting and Wetland Delineation. Jake earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Science from Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Indian Trail Chapter is part of the statewide Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Program of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

This program is part of a series of “no cost” “open to the public” Master Naturalist programs offered the fourth Monday (generally) of each month, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please bring a friend! For more information, please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 972-825-5175 or contact us.