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Welcome to the Cross Timbers!

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Our action-oriented chapter was formed in 1999 and currently consists of approximately 65 active members.  We service Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, and are very fortunate to have prairies, forests and wetlands, all in or near our highly-populated urban setting.

Our members really make a difference - we work hard to repair and maintain the fragile beauty around us, and we introduce countless children and adults to the importance of natural resource conservation.

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What is a Texas Master Naturalist?

Texas Master Naturalists are dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and restoration of our natural resources, and promoting ecological education for all.  The Texas Master Naturalist organization encourages and supports trained Master Naturalist volunteers in providing community programs and projects that increase appreciation of our natural environment, promote the maintenance of and sustainable use of public open spaces, and protect and preserve native flora and fauna and their habitats.

Our mission is to develop a group of well-trained volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our own communities.

The Cross Timbers Chapter is the group of certified Texas Master Naturalists who coordinate volunteer efforts for the Fort Worth area.  Anyone can become a certified Texas Master Naturalist - certification is based on training and volunteer service that enhances your ecological community.

The training sessions are designed to provide an understanding of nature's order and relationships of organisms to each other and to their surroundings.  Over a nine-week period, ecology experts provide an interesting fifty (50) hour class focused on the ecosystems found in our region: wetlands, forests, and prairies.

For the Cross Timbers Chapter, forty (40) hours of volunteer service and eight (8) advanced training hours are required each year.  Diverse and exciting volunteer and advanced training opportunities make it easy for you to choose an area of study and work that reflects your individual expertise and interests.

"It is a requirement, not a luxury, to protect our environment." - Indira Gandhi

How can you rise to this challenge?  We offer you one way: the Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Program.

It is not only an opportunity for you to protect our environment, but a way for you to learn more about it, to work at preserving its natural integrity, and to have fun with others while growing as a steward of this earth.

The Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Program is designed to promote an understanding of the complex system we call nature.  But it goes one step further - it's a challenge for all to serve as trained volunteers to preserve and enhance the performance of that system.

For additional information, e-mail .

Cross Timbers Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist, Inc.
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
 Fort Worth TX 76135

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