Photo Contest hosted by the Lost Pines Master Naturalists
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Photo Contest hosted by the Lost Pines Master Naturalists

McKinney Roughs, Cedar Creek—The Lost Pines Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists
announce a nature photography contest to be held on November 4-5, 2017 at McKinney Roughs
Nature Park at 1884 Highway 71 west in Cedar Creek, Texas 78612. The event, sponsored by
Precision Camera & Video from Austin with equipment demonstrations and equipment loans
from Sony Corp., is open to the public for the two-day weekend. Photographers of all skill levels
are welcome to participate.
The nature park opens at 8:00 am and closes at 7:00 pm each day. Although normal park
entrance fees will be applied, photography contestants will be reimbursed with a gift certificate
to Precision Camera. The weekend features a general orientation meeting for contestants,
available guided hikes, basic photography classes, equipment demonstrations/loans, $7 box
lunches available on a first-come, first-served basis and two days of open shooting.
Contestants will compete in five categories judged by a panel from Precision Camera & Video.
Six prizes will be awarded (including an overall winner), also provided by Precision Camera &
Video. All contestants will have the opportunity to have a free 8x12 print made after the contest
winners are announced on November 20 th .
To learn more about the rules, judging and to register online for the event, go to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-pines- master-naturalist- photo-contest- tickets-3830771139.
General questions can be directed to 210-240- 3572.

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Bands for Lands 2017
Nov
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bands for Lands 2017

We are delighted to invite you to our friend-raiser at Oskar Blues Brewery

You can come by and have a pint with us. Snag a t-shirt and let yourself enjoy some blues on us. 

Featuring:

The Jamie Krueger Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HxoxMM8fCo

Greg Izor and the Box Kickers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN1Z2CyaUns 

John Inmon: www.johninmon.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas Children in Nature Summit - San Antonio, TX
Nov
7
to Nov 8

Texas Children in Nature Summit - San Antonio, TX

Join the Texas Children in Nature network to explore the latest research and share ideas to strengthen the connection between children, communities and nature. During this two-day Summit, TCiN will bring together over 250 leaders from the health, education, built environment, faith, and conservation community to shape an even brighter future for the children of Texas. Find the full schedule of events listed below.

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Nov
14
to Nov 16

The Fourth Biennial America’s Grasslands Conference

The fourth biennial America’s Grasslands Conference brings together researchers, natural resource professionals, farmers and ranchers, policy experts, and conservationists to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands. The next conference will take place November 14-16, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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FREE - 'PRAIRIE TOURS DAY' to the Paul Mathews Prairie & Clymer Meadows!
Oct
14
8:30am 8:30am

FREE - 'PRAIRIE TOURS DAY' to the Paul Mathews Prairie & Clymer Meadows!

Blackland NPAT and The Nature Conservancy - Prairie enthusiasts will learn from our guide, Brandon Belcher, the North Texas Preserves Manager for TNC. He'll share his expertise and describe the two prairies' characteristics! Meet at the Bath House Cultural Center to carpool to the sites. Click the link for more information.

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Katy Prairie Conservancy's 2017 Restoration Round-up
Oct
5
9:00am 9:00am

Katy Prairie Conservancy's 2017 Restoration Round-up

Learn the best techniques for restoring your land back into a prairie. Prairie plants are drought resistant, don’t need large inputs of fertilizer, and can be a boon to both cattle and wildlife. Join the best restorationists in southeast Texas for a day of hands-on demonstrations and insightful discussions about restoring prairies.  Partners are: Harris County Flood Control District, Houston Parks & Recreation Department, Native Prairies Association of TexasTexas Master Naturalist, and Wildlife Habitat FederationPre-Registration Required - click link to register!  

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PPLT ED to Attend NPS Training
Aug
28
to Sep 1

PPLT ED to Attend NPS Training

Our Executive Director will attend training from the National Park Service on community engagement. This free training, located in Denver, CO, is an extension to the technical guidance grant we received last year.

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/nps2017denver/586891/

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Mar
2
to Mar 3

Amplify Austin

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Pines & Prairies Land is participating in AmplifyATX again this year on March 2-3.  In 2017, we have a goal of $2500 to help with our educational programs and getting kids outdoors here in central Texas.  By teaching about your lands, land trusts help ensure that all Texans have access to clean water and the opportunity to be connected to our natural and cultural heritage

Each year I Live Here, I Give Here and AmplifyATX make it possible for local non-profits of all sizes to connect with partners like you. I Live Here, I Give Here has built this campaign for the benefit of the whole community to make a powerful connection between the donor (change makers) and nonprofits (solution providers) that will make this the best place to live, work and play. 

Please visit us at AmplifyATX and help us continue our mission to preserve family lands and wildlife habitat, and to provide educational tools and assistance for the benefit of people and communities in Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee and Eastern Travis Counties.

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Feb
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

Texas Land Conservation Conference

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http://texaslandtrustcouncil.org/index.php/what-we-do/texas-land-conservation-conference

The Texas Land Trust Council will host the 21st Annual Texas Land Conservation Conference March 1 - 3, 2017 at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel. Our goal for each conference is to deliver diverse, innovative, and relevant education to land conservation organizations, public agency partners, landowners, and professional colleagues throughout the state.
 

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Naturalist Training to Begin in January 2017
Dec
6
to Dec 15

Naturalist Training to Begin in January 2017

 

The Texas Master Naturalist program is searching for people passionate about nature.  They produce trained volunteers to provide education, outreach and service supporting management of natural resources and natural areas in Texas. The Lost Pines Chapter serves Caldwell and Bastrop counties and is taking applications for its 2017 training class. Interested? Call Bruce (Caldwell) at 210-240-3572, or call Larry (Bastrop) at 512-294-6662 to get your questions answered.  Place is limited…deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.

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Free Conservation Field Tour to Highlight Native Grass Restoration and Prescribed Burning in Bastrop County
Nov
18
8:30am 8:30am

Free Conservation Field Tour to Highlight Native Grass Restoration and Prescribed Burning in Bastrop County

The tour will be held Friday November 18th at Peach Creek Farm, 435 Peach Creek Road, Rosanky, TX. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the tour will be from 9:00 am to noon.

RSVP by Nov 16th at (512) 321-2489 ext. 3 or Bastropcounty@swcd.texas.gov

Attendance is free of charge and refreshments will be provided by the Bastrop County SWCD. The tour will include short walks over grass and uneven terrain. Please contact two weeks prior to the tour with any special needs for hearing or visually impaired.

This year’s field tour will highlight the native grassland restoration efforts of Dr. Gerald Baugh at his Rosanky property.

Dr. Baugh was an early adopter in the native prairie movement, beginning his first restoration efforts by hand planting and seeding native grasses over 20 years ago. He renewed efforts in 2013 and has since planted nearly 100 acres to native tall grasses like little bluestem, indiangrass, big bluestem and switchgrass that once blanketed the Great Plains of the central United States, including this area of Texas. Now, some of the grass stands over 5’ tall, reminiscent of early pioneers’ claims of stirrup-high grass.

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