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, and 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 and resource management activities we love. Where Are We? We work and play in Aransas, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio, and Victoria Counties – The Mid-Coast Chapter area.

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2023 Mid-Coast Chapter Officers

Bob Cunningham

Vice-President Bill

Vice President
Bill Burge

Ele Chew

Julie Hejducek

Board of Directors

The Board includes 2023 officers plus:

Standing Committee Directors
Membership: Dee Mahaffey
Initial Training: Greg Simmons &
Sally Scroggs
Advanced Training: Linda Shirey
Projects: Ray Kirkwood
Communications: D’Ann Williams
Chapter Advisor: Trey Barron
Past President: Claire Barnhart
Class Rep 2022: Laura Andersen

Use the form on this page to contact any member of the Board of Directors.

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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.