Category: Member News

  • April 2016 CAMN Opportunity Listing in VMS

    Trying to locate the correct opportunity from the 98 items in VMS’s dropdown list can be very challenging. Download the 2016-04-12-CAMN_OpportunityListings to help you locate the opportunity you are looking to use  in VMS. The document is ordered by partner organization. You can also use “My Placements” on the VMS dashboard to see the full list. Categories have […]

  • Congratulations to all 2015 award winners!

    We had a banner year for CAMN service awards and recertification!  There are 82 members receiving the 2015 Bluebonnet Recertification pin! But most importantly, are the service level award winners who should be congratulated for their continued contribution to CAMN! Please give all a hearty thank you for their hard work! 1000 hour gold dragonfly […]

  • Terry Southwell… Outstanding Service

    On Friday, November 6, City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler proclaimed the day Wildland Conservation Volunteer Day, and presented CAMN member Terry Southwell with the proclamation. On Saturday, Terry was recognized as Austin Water‘s Wildland Conservation Division Volunteer of the Year for his regular contributions to habitat restoration, stewardship and outreach on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserves […]

  • Can we borrow your old curriculum?

    Class of 2016 needs to borrow old curriculum until the updated curriculum arrives.

  • CAMN at VIVA! Streets Austin

    A view of some CAMN volunteer outreach during VIVA! Streets Austin Sept. 13. Thank you to member Jessica for the tweet! @CapAreaMN spreading environmental awareness & #seedballs during #vivastreetsatx ! pic.twitter.com/oQacf9UtSz — Jessica Wilson (@JecaAustin) September 13, 2015

  • Meet the Curriculum Coordinators for 2016

    I asked the new dynamic duo of Caroline and Monica to provide a little background about themselves. They are taking on the role of Curriculum Co-chairs for 2016. Here are their stories in all their unvarnished glory. Caroline (Class of 2015) Caroline has a passion for nature, and a talent for sharing it. She first discovered […]

  • Nominating Honorary Members

    Members of CAMN can nominate and elect people to be honorary members of the group. Honorary members become full, voting members of CAMN without the requirement of training and certification, and would be eligible to receive our emails, participate in member events and volunteer work, and even serve on the board of directors. Honorary membership is […]

  • CAMN at 2015 Celebrate Urban Birds

    For several years, CAMN has been involved in a nationally-connected program to inform members of the public about the presence, needs and protection of birds we find in our city and suburban lives. Celebrate Urban Birds, a year-round project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, has partnered with over 9,000 community-based organizations, distributed more than 250,000 […]

  • The 2015 Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction

    The 2015 Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction

    Feb. 15 Awards Ceremony First off, I have to brag about the sheer NUMBER of people who attended this event. We had 75 CAMNers and family members attend the show, held this year at what was probably the perfect venue, the Redbud Center at LCRA. With its impressive water-wise demo gardens, model of the Highland […]

  • Texas Amphibian Watch Monitoring in 2014

    By Sandie Mayfield, Sue Anderson, Beth Duncan, and Kathy McCormack The Capital Area Master Naturalists (CAMN) had five teams performing TPWD’s Texas Amphibian Watch (TAW) Adopt-A-Frog-Pond monitoring in 2014. Nocturnal frog and toad calls were monitored on a monthly basis at Bauerle Ranch Park (formerly Slaughter Creek Greenbelt) and Mary Moore Searight Park in south […]