- What is a Master Naturalist? We are a group of well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our communities for the State of Texas.
- Where do members of the Longleaf Ridge Chapter live? Generally in the Jasper/Newton County Area, but may include members from surrounding counties.
- What’s it like to be a member of this chapter? To start off, you will complete a 40 hour class to become a Master Naturalist. Once you’ve done that, you’ll only need 8 hours of Advanced Training and 40 Service Hours per year. While it sounds like a lot, most members end up with more hours than needed because we don’t only work toward our intended purpose, we have fun! Your training can involve classes for what you are most passionate about. Your service hours will be spent alongside people who want to learn about nature or enjoy working outdoors. We are surrounded by lakes and tall pines. Each month we post our events, check out our
- How do I join? Please contact us or come to one of our meetings every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm currently being held in the fellowship hall of St. Michael’s Catholic Church on highway 190 west of Jasper. You will need to complete a class to become an official member and to represent the Texas Master Naturalists, but guests are welcome to participate in outings and learn with us until a class is available. Our meetings include presentations by our members and local experts, so feel free to join us!