We have received updated guidance from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension regarding precautions against COVID-19 . We are remaining in phase 2 until at least August 1st. Groups of 10 or less with social distancing are allowed. No public (in person) events. We will continue to hold our monthly meetings online via Zoom.
The June 26th Transitioning Back Guidance Document is an update to the May 20th Returning to Service Guidance Document. Please note the following from page 10: “In the light of recent growth in COVID 19 cases, AgriLife is suspending the implementation of Wave 3 until August 1. Therefore, Wave 2 guidance will remain in effect until then.“
The full Transitioning Back document is linked on the Texas Master Naturalist COVID-19 response page
The Prairie Oaks Master Naturalist Chapter is a collegiate chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. Members include both community members and students from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
Prairie Oaks Master Naturalists are well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas in the counties of Palo Pinto, Erath, Hamilton and Comanche. Within these counties are Rolling Plains, Oak Woods, Prairies, Blackland Prairie, and the Edwards Plateau ecoregions.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Tarleton State University serve as sponsors for the program.
Our monthly meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 1229 N. US Hwy 281, in Stephenville. Meetings are open to the public. A business portion begins at 6 pm followed by an hour-long presentation by a guest speaker. Check our calendar for information on speakers and upcoming events!