March 2020, Volume 80
A Message from our President
Scott Hudson, our new NTMN President, brings us up to date on this year’s main goals coming out of the 2020 Planning meeting. The four identified priorities are:
- Improving Outreach Efforts
- Enhancing Member Engagement
- Increasing Chapter Diversity
- Improving Budgeting and Financial Processes
Read more about these efforts here.
Welcome 2020 Trainees!
On February 4th, we welcomed our newest Trainees. Read about their breadth of experience and diversity here. Lots to be excited about! We’re glad you’re here.
Photo: Alan Lusk
Amy Martin: Preserving and Creating Nature
North Texas Master Naturalists are making a difference in North Texas, and people are talking about it! Amy Martin (class of 2018) is featured in the February issue of Dallas Doing Good, a non-profit news and media website. Author Liliana Banta has written a wonderful article praising both Amy’s commitment to restoring Texas prairies and her considerable contributions to our chapter that culminated with Amy receiving a 2019 Chapter President’s Award. The interview provides a wonderful view into the passion for nature that lies at the heart of Master Naturalists everywhere. Read the article here!
Big Chapter Projects for this Year
This year, the membership voted on where to have our Big Chapter Projects. While we had many great suggestions, there were two that stood out with multiple votes. The Spring edition will be at Post Oak Preserve in Seagoville, and the Fall edition will be at Twelve Hills Nature Center in Oak Cliff.
Photo: Carroll Mayhew
NTMN MEMBER NEWS
We have a number of vacancies that could really use your support. Take a look at some of the great opportunities for you to gain your volunteer hours and help out the chapter.
Member Spotlight: Scott Hudson
Our latest featured member is our new Chapter President. Read more about his background here.
New Guidelines from Agrilife
Read about the new guidelines in place for accessing the Agrilife buildings and using their resources.
Join us on Social Media! Be sure to follow us on your favorite app.
And you know we have a private Facebook Group just for our members? Check it out!
The Media Room
Take a look at these photo albums submitted by NTMN photo committee and project leaders:
First Day of Class for the 2020 Trainees
New Year’s Day Hike and Chapter Meeting
2020 Chapter Planning Meeting
And visit our Flickr account to see albums from other events!
General NTMN Information
Monthly meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm and are always open to the public. Check ntmn.org for speaker announcements and location.
Officer and Committee Listing
To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural wild areas within their communities within the state of Texas.