Category: Volunteer Opportunities

  • Grass Seed Collecting on WQPL

    Grass seed collecting at an Austin Water Water Quality Protection Land preserve yielded a nice collection of Silver Bluestem, Tridens, and Sideoats Gamma. Eleven volunteers, with some representing the Capital Area and Hays County Master Naturalists chapters, worked two hours on a sunny mid-day. Volunteers are trained to collect ripe seed from native forbs and grasses. The seed is […]

  • Wildland Restoration, and the World of Talking Trees

    On one particular 209-acre preserve in West Austin – one that abuts the well-known Wild Basin Preserve – a City of Austin biologist, Jim O’Donnell, has been leading almost-weekly volunteer work groups to restore natural areas that had been historically mismanaged by clear-cutting and scorching fires that damaged the soils. Jim has been following the […]

  • Love Notes: Forest Ridge Land Steward Orientation

    On May 14, Cait M and Mark S. who work for City of Austin Wildlands Conservation offered a training for land stewards on the Bull Creek Forest Ridge trail of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP).

  • 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 […]

  • At the Vireo Preserve

    Information and photos about about volunteering at the Vireo Preserve

  • Volunteers Helped This!

    The creek that feeds this cave only runs about every 18 months, volunteers have helped make every drop count! #WQPL — Austin Water (@AustinWater) March 23, 2015

  • 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 […]

  • Trail Building at the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve

    Nine hard-working members of the Central Texas Trail Tamers and Capital Area Master Naturalists had a fun and productive day at the City of Austin’s BCP Reicher Tract Saturday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day). We worked on an old trail originally put in by volunteer groups in the 1990’s. Frequently used for docent-led hikes (many of […]

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    A question came in from one of the new trainees in the Class of 2015 about whether some work they would do could count toward their 2015 requirements. I didn’t actually know offhand. (I often don’t know the answer to a lot of good questions, but fortunately I’m surrounded by a lot of smart advisors). The […]