The Chapter

Mid-Coast Texas Master Naturalist

Who Are We? Volunteers who have received 40-plus hours of customized, in-depth training focused on our own local wildlife, native plants, & natural resources. In addition, we pursue advanced training each year in topics of personal interest. How Do We Use that Training? We volunteer at least 40 hours a year to our local communities in education & resource management activities we love. Where Are We? We work & play in Aransas, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio, & Victoria Counties – The Mid-Coast Chapter area.

Governing Documents

501(c)(3) Bylaws | Chapter Operating Handbook (COH) | Meeting Minutes | Plans & Protocols

2024 Mid-Coast Chapter Officers

Steve Ferguson

Brigid Berger

Ele Chew

Julie Hejducek

Board of Directors

The Board includes 2024 officers plus:

Standing Committee Directors
Membership: Dee Mahaffey
Initial Training: Jeremy Miller &
Kate Geer-Miller
Advanced Training: Debbie Kucera
Projects: Greg Simmons
Technology: Steve Simmons
Communications: D’Ann Williams
Chapter Advisors: Amy Nowlin & Trey Barron
Past President: Bob Cunningham
Class Rep 2023: Sandra Lee

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Doc explains the life cycle of a ghost crab
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge outreach - introducing a bullfrog at Bay Days
Distributing whooping crane decoys to plan surveys of the endangered species
Doc teaching about the ghost crab

Who Do We Work With?

The Texas Master Naturalist program is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and is supported by and partnered with local organizations across the state. In the Mid-Coast Chapter, our primary partners are Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Aransas Pathways, Coleto Creek Park & Reservoir, International Crane Foundation, Keep Aransas County Beautiful, Mad Island Marsh Preserve, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Welder Wildlife Foundation, and Wings Rescue Center. See Mid-Coast Partners list for more.


Check the FAQ and Join pages for more information, or contact us, and apply for membership online. Don’t live in our area? Check out the TMN State site.