We are a group of citizen volunteers committed to the beneficial management of our natural resources and natural areas through volunteer service and educational outreach. Our chapter was established in Spring 2005, and we currently have about 80 members working throughout our three-county chapter area to carry out the mission of the Texas Master Naturalist program. Our chapter serves Hood, Somervell, and Johnson Counties in the Cross Timbers and Prairies Ecoregion.
Our coordinated volunteer network is trained and certified to provide natural resource education to the public, provide educational activities to schools, assist our partners with natural resource management, coordinate and lead citizen science activities supporting natural resources, sponsor multi-faceted outdoor learning events to the public, and more.
We meet on the first Thursday of each month, rotating meeting locations among the three counties the chapter serves. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner and opportunity for socializing and sharing adventures and discoveries. At 6:30, we enjoy learning from invited speakers. (See calendar for upcoming speakers and topics). We hold a short business meeting after the speaker (usually around 7:30). We invite anyone interested in the Master Naturalist program to join us at any of our meetings. Enjoy dinner on us as a guest!
Officers and Committees
|President||Tessa Chenoa Ownbeyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President/ Programs||Nadia Lambertemail@example.com|
|Past President||Gary Hindsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Education Chair||Wendy Mooreemail@example.com|
|Outreach Chair||Billy Teels||Dmzlfly1@gmail.com|
|Service Projects Chair||Maryann Mathewsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marketing Chair||Melody Holmemail@example.com|
|New Member Training Coordinator||Maryann Mathewsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advanced Training Coordinator||Wendy Mooreemail@example.com|
The Rio Brazos Chapter issues its newsletter twice yearly in the summer and winter. Articles range from member achievements to highlights of chapter events to educational articles about wildlife and birds, plants, geology, and more.
Chapter Meeting Minutes May 2, 2019 (pdf document)
The chapter’s bylaws and operating handbook govern the chapter’s structure and operations. These documents provide more insight into the Texas Master Naturalist program and how the chapter functions as part of that program. The following provide links to pdf files that will open in Adobe Acrobat Reader.