Our Mission

To develop a corps of well-trained “Master Volunteers” to provide education, outreach and service dedicated toward the beneficial management of natural areas and resources within their communities for the State of Texas.

The elusive Sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) or “Sharpie” captured in a watchful pose by Darlene Naney Varga. Accipiters such as Sharpies and Cooper’s Hawk are “bird hawks,” meaning other birds are the main entrée on the menu. With a long tail + short wings, the Sharpie can turn on a dime when chasing dinner.

Since founding, Lindheimer Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist™ have contributed over 165,000 Volunteer Hours to the Texas Hill Country and its inhabitants!  In 2018, chapter members contributed 19,945 volunteer hours to 29 projects, reaching 23,349 citizens of Comal County and the Hill Country!  Members also earned 2,635 advanced training hours to gain ever more knowledge to share with our community.  We are passionately committed to serving as stewards of our natural world, protecting and preserving it for generations to come.

Education – Outreach – Service

Conservation – Preservation – Citizen Science

The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a secretive loner who inhabits small freshwater wetlands, ponds & streams. It is one of very few birds who uses tools to find food – dropping feathers, sticks and berries into the water to entice dinner. Photo by Dick Scarbrock at Boerne River Park.

We make a difference in Comal County, and we hope you’ll join us. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Texas Master Naturalist, let us know!  Our monthly meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to attend, learn new facts, get to know us and be inspired to join us! Learn more.


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