Texas Master Naturalists Serving Hood, Johnson, and Somervell Counties
The Rio Brazos Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program provides trained volunteers for youth and adult education programs, projects and programs at state parks and nature centers, citizen science, and local natural resource conservation efforts.
The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The program is a partnership among the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and other local partners. Chapter members work with partners to:
— Improve public understanding of natural resource ecology and management —
— Enhance existing natural resource technical guidance, stewardship, and outreach activities —
— Develop a Texas Master Naturalist coordinated volunteer network —
Pocket Prairie: Rio Brazos Chapter volunteers assist in developing a pocket prairie at Bailey Lake, one of the parks in the Burleson parks system. A pocket prairies is a small urban planting of native plants that support insects, birds, wildlife and other components of a native ecosystem. See more about the Bailey Lake pocket prairie at Growing a More Beautiful Burleson Ecosystem. Photos by M. Mathews.
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