Texas Stream Team Training

The Angelina & Neches River Authority (ANRA) is hosting a citizen science training event at Hackberry Bunkhouse (on the Neches near Hwy 7) in Apple Springs, TX (SW of Lufkin). Training is free. Open to teachers, Master Naturalists, or anyone interested in environmental stewardship. Space is limited to 10 people, but more training classes will... Read More →

Watson Preserve Wildflower Walk

Guided tour of the Watson Preserve. Guide Joe Liggio (author of Wild Orchids of Texas) will be there to help identify wildflowers and give history of the preserve. The Chapman's Fringed Orchids should be blooming. It is on the IUCN red list. The preserve features the the largest colony in the world! Artesian water is... Read More →

LRMN Monthly Meeting

Typical meeting date has changed for this month! Our speaker, Daniel White, could not make it for our normal date, so we moved it! Meet Thursday, August 18 to hear about the CoCoRahs group, who are citizen scientists that report precipitation and other weather data. 6pm at the dining hall in Martin Dies Jr. State... Read More →

Jasper Master Gardeners

Monthly Meeting 6pm at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Hwy 190 west of Jasper Usually the JMGs meet on the 1st Monday of the month, but their meeting was moved to accomodate speaker, Rusty Young, who will be presenting about Container Gardening. Subcommittee meeting for upcoming Butterfly Festival and Butterfly Release. Meet Monday Sept 12.

Neches River Rally

Neches River Rally: September 10, 2022 - 8am t0 2pm - LNVA Salt Water Barrier Boat Ramp, 6790 Bigner Road, Beaumont, TX 77708 9th Annual Neches River Rally. This year’s route will take paddlers through the Big Thicket National Preserve via the 4-mile Cooks Lake to Scatterman Texas Paddling Trail. Paddlers will experience the open waters of... Read More →

Heritage Day at Hardy Pace Log Cabin

This day will showcase frontier activities at the Hardy Pace Cabin located in Sandy Creek Park near Uncle Bubby's Deli (across the street from Jasper City Hall). 10am to noon You'll see early TX crafts and skills demos such as tomahawk throwing, fire starting, campfire cooking, and shaving horse (an old fashioned, bushcraft-style wood planer).... Read More →

National Public Lands Day

Big Thicket National Preserve is hosting 3 events at the same time. Choose from Trash Pickup at Village Creek Park boat ramp in Lumberton, Hwy 96, 9am-11am Trail Beautification in Kountze, Turkey Creek Trail, 9am-12pm Pollinator Gardening in Saratoga, Big Thicket Field Research Station, 9am - 12pm Call the Big Thicket Visitor Center for more... Read More →

LRMN Butterfly Festival

Jasper Annual Butterfly Festival Saturday only Setup at 9am Festival 10am-4pm Take Down at 4pm The Master Gardeners may not have a booth this year due to Butterfly Release at the Jasper Arboretum. However, the Beaumont office of TxDOT will have a booth with their Don't Mess With Texas campaign to reduce littering. Stop by... Read More →

Keep Texas Beautiful Regional Training

Keep Texas Beautiful is excited to announce an upcoming, in-person regional training in Houston!  This is a great time to learn from and network with area affiliates. Special thanks to Keep Sugar Land Beautiful and Keep Pearland Beautiful for hosting this training.   Date:  Thursday, October 20, 2022 Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science- Sugar Land 13016 University... Read More →

Jasper County Burn Ban resumes

The late September rains brought us out of the previous burn ban, but did not last through the continued drought. As of 10/5/22 Judge Mark Allen issued a county wide burn ban again. Neighboring counties also under Burn Ban include Angelina, Nacogdoches, Sabine, Tyler, San Augustine.