President's Notes


Thank you GCMN for all of your hard work!

posted Jun 19, 2017, 12:30 PM by Mary Waters   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 12:33 PM ]

2017 is off to a great start!

It is hard to believe that Summer is here already and the year is half over!  We have had a busy start to the year -

  • Our collaboration with the University of Houston - Downtown began this year.
  • The first training class while partnering with them just finished and was a great success.
  • We have a new location for our monthly chapter meetings. 
  • Our first chapter sponsored workshop will take place next month.
  • We had several outreach booths this past Spring and educated more than 600 people !
I am so proud of our chapter, our members and the great work we do!

Julia Trimble
Gulf Coast Chapter President

Join us on Facebook!

posted Oct 2, 2016, 5:04 PM by Mary Waters   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 5:08 PM ]

Our community is only as strong as we make it! Please collaborate and chat with your friends and fellow Master Naturalists by joining us ("liking") us on Facebook. If anyone needs a Facebook Tutorial, let me know at the next meeting on October 6

Pollinator Garden Installed at Judson Robinson, Jr. Community Center

posted May 7, 2016, 2:46 PM by Mary Waters

Thanks to all the TXGCMN volunteers who helped install a native pollinator garden in a little over an hour at Judson Robinson, Jr. Community Center on May 5. The garden will be an educational space for the young people who frequent the community center, and who will be responsible for caring for the new habitat. What a trifecta evening - a meaningful service project, chapter business and advanced training on the Houston Toad. Thanks also to our longtime partners at Houston Parks and Recreation Department for facilitating the project and Dr. Cassidy Johnson for educating us about this amazing little creature!


April Flooding

posted Apr 20, 2016, 7:07 PM by Mary Waters   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 7:08 PM ]

Thank you to my fellow Gulf Coast Master Naturalists for volunteering your precious time to ensure that the Houston region has viable, natural greenspace. Not only do the local (and migratory) species of animals and plants benefit, but also our human neighbors get the benefit of a healthier Houston. These natural areas are also critical in helping alleviate flooding impacts, soaking up the water like a sponge. After yet another historic flooding event this week, we all know we have more work to do. I hope you all are as safe and as dry as possible. If you need your fellow Master Naturalists in any way, please reach out to me. We are a community of people who love nature, but we are also friends—no Texas Master Naturalist is alone.


Julie T Mintzer
President, Gulf Coast Chapter
Texas Master Naturalist Program

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