This calendar will not usually contain volunteer opportunities. CAMN members can find those in the emailed Weekly Reader, or in the Member Pages area. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Opportunities chairperson.
We’ll meet for a casual hike about ~2miles (look for the lady in a yellow TxMN polo standing in the main Mary Moore parking lot). Then if we’re feeling up for it, we’ll follow the hike up with some refreshment nearby. This is supposed to be an informal CAMN social event, but if you need some service hours you can do some surveying with iNaturalist/eBird or bring a bag for trash pick-up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
Click this link for a story map with contact information and directions to all 5 locations. Spend your Saturday evenings listening to the music of nature.
August 17 | 8:10 pm | Berry Springs Preserve
August 17 | 7:45 pm | Bauerle Ranch Park
September 14 | 7:10 pm | Lake Creek Dam
September 21 | 7:30 pm | Berry Springs Preserve
September 28 | 6:55 pm | Mary Moore Searight Park
VMS Category: FR, Field Research (In Area)
Sam Hamilton – further directions upon registration
Sunday, Sept. 29th | 9:00am – Noon
Highlights include riparian areas and Golden-cheeked warbler habitat. Difficulty is moderate – about 2 miles with some changes in elevation on uneven terrain and a wet foot creek crossing. Wear long pants and closed toe shoes and remember to bring a bottle of water. Register here under the Guided Hikes on the BCP heading.
Help to improve trails in this 10-acre nature preserve managed by Ecology Action within Roy G. Guerrero Park on Austin’s Eastside. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Tools are provided. Park at the end of Grove Blvd. in the last parking lot on the left, next to the ball fields and we will walk a short distance to the preserve.
VMS Category: NPA, Nature/Public Access (in Area)
Join us for our 20th Texas Master Naturalist Program Annual Meeting, where we’ll gather, learn and celebrate another year of the Texas Master Naturalist program. This year’s event, taking place in Rockwall, Texas, will run from Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th. The event will be hosted at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront Hotel on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard just east of Dallas.
The year’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for Texas Master Naturalist volunteers from around the state to gather, participate in hands-on educational seminars, and receive all of their Advanced Training requirements for the year within one weekend. It’s also an opportunity for program participants and supporters to network, share new ideas/projects, and to learn from different chapters from different regions of the state. This year’s meeting will also include day trips and training workshops to many local, state and even national refuges/parks, many of which will focus on the diversity of geography, flora, fauna and history this unique area of Texas.
Saturday, October 19th | 10:00am – Noon (set-up) & Noon – 4:00pm
The Refuge Round Up is a free event which celebrates all the ways people can recreate on their public lands! The Balcones Canyonlands Refuge needs your help! Please consider volunteering to assist or run an activity and/or help set up before the event. **They are also in need of a few volunteers who have specialized experience, please call or email Jennifer Brown and let her know if you have any of the following:
- Archery experience for the archery station
- Firearms experience for the bb gun station
- Fishing experience for the catfish fishing station
If you don’t have experience in any of the above, please still sign up to help out with one of the many other activities. Sign Up through the Friends of Balcones volunteer login, if you have an account. Or email email@example.com or call her at 512-339-9432 to sign up or if you have any questions.
VMS Category: TR, Training & Educating Others (In Area)