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  • Sheldon Lake State Park Grant Sheldon Lake State Park Superintendent Kelley Morris accepts  a$2,000 Grant from GCMN John Egan funded by LyondellBasell Corp.This is an annual grant designated to support activities at the Park.        Sheldon Lake State Park Has Been BusySheldon Planting ScorecardNative Grasses and Forbs Restoration# of Plants by Year2007-132014201520162017Total   Big Bluestem10202121979865654813423 Switchgrass17005243412231733167424069Eastern Gamma17315193911942019250224969 Yellow Indian410410538827608557654 Misc. Grasses6670264727712903247817469 Total Grasses55296929268688071805787584Forbs8270285231793940268320924Total Plants6356612144100471201110740108508 ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2018, 9:06 AM by Denis Martin
  • Tree donated in name of TMN On May 23rd, Cub Scout Pack 705 from Parker Elementary planted a Shumard Oak tree donated by Texas Master Naturalists in the Willow Waterhole Greenway. The tree planting was assisted by and Bill Burhans, Conservation Director at Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy and Virginia Livingston, a Gulf Coast Master Naturalist and President of Westbury Community Garden. The site for the tree planting was near the Schwartz Gazebo at Westbury Lake and will provide shade for a park bench and be highly visible to all those entering the area.  Thanks to the scouts, their parents, Bill Burhans and Virginia Livingston for enhancing the green space with a native Texas tree.
    Posted May 29, 2017, 1:00 PM by mary.waters@txgcmn.org
  • Texas Waters Specialist Training Program Requirements •       Accumulate at least 8 hours of advanced training using the Texas Waters curriculum. These hours must be approved at your chapter level: •       Texas Waters Day (4 Hours) •       Upcoming Texas Waters Webinars (Up to 4 Hours) •       Small Group Interactive Study •       Texas Waters Field Trips •       Additional Renewal Requirements: •       Participate in at least one approved community service project. •       Contribute at least 10 hours of volunteer service in the area of water and watersheds. Those hours can also count toward the requirements for recertification in the Texas Master Naturalist program. Certification Timeline •       To complete certification for 2017, participants must complete advanced training by the October Texas Waters Day event and can include AT completed at the 2016 Texas Waters Day gathering. •       Volunteer ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:53 AM by mary.waters@txgcmn.org
  • Engaged Volunteers Make a Difference! A record number of volunteers worked at the Exploration Green Native Wetland and Tree nurseries on Saturday. They included twenty-five students representing the Lee College IMPACT ECHS Spanish Club. Volunteers potted up and repotted plants and wiped out a massive weed infestation. Mary Carol Edwards informed us that the volunteers working in the native wetland nursery set a record today, potting up 446 water shield plants (Brasenia schreberi). We are all grateful to have so many young volunteers working at Exploration Green!  
    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 2:39 PM by mary.waters@txgcmn.org
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