Hays County Master Naturalist celebrating 20 years in community with August event in Dripping Springs

Hays County Master Naturalist chapter stands with Dripping Springs City Council July 9.

Hays County Master Naturalist chapter stands with Dripping Springs City Council July 9.

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The Hays County chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist is celebrating 20 years in the community with an event at Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, on Aug. 10. According to the group’s website, master naturalists are “dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas” in a community through projects, trainings and volunteer opportunities.

The anniversary event will begin at 9 a.m. and will include tours of Dripping Springs Ranch Park projects, including the bird observation station and trails in the morning, a picnic and video about the chapter’s history. Lunch will take place at 11:30 a.m. for $10 per person, with reservations being taken by Mary Dow Ross at [email protected]

The Hays County chapter has trained 684 individuals over its 20 years, has 210 active members and has completed 57 projects in Hays County and the surrounding area, according to a proclamation approved by Dripping Springs City Council on July 9. The group has contributed an estimated 160,950 hours of volunteer service over its existence.

www.haysmn.org