Chapter News

Upcoming Meetings

The South Texas Chapter NPSOT holds regular quarterly meetings on the fourth Saturday of each quarter at 2:00 pm (unless otherwise stated) at locations to be determined.

Saturday, October 10, 2015—Monarch Workshop, 1:00 to 4:00 pm—Aransas County AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport, TX 78382.

Cathy Downs, NPSOT’s representative to Monarch Watch, will conduct a 3-hour workshop on Monarch butterflies. This is a great opportunity to learn the truth about Monarchs and how we can contribute to their continued existence. Preregistration is required—only 60 attendees will be accepted, in order to ensure materials are available for every participant. Because of the limited enrollment, you will need to sign up early by sending in the $5 registration fee. All fees will be donated to Monarch Watch to ensure that they can present additional workshops. Members of NPSOT will have first opportunity. After that, registration will be open to Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and the general public.

Secure your place at the workshop by sending your $5 check to Treasurer Ernie Schertz at 128 Silver Oak Place, Rockport, TX 78382. Make the check out to South Texas NPSOT and write Monarch workshop on the memo line. This really is something you do not want to miss.

In the works: Coastal Bend Native Landscape Certification Program

The Coastal Bend NLCP Level 1 course will be held March 12 at the new Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Learning Center at 2446 North Oso Parkway, Corpus Christi. The South Texas chapter of NPSOT, Oso Bay, and the State NPSOT NLCP will partner to present the workshop. Workshop participants will pay $37 each to cover expenses.
General information about the program

The workshop will be open to landscape architects, Coastal Bend nurseries, landscape services, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and the general public. Watch this space for more information as it is developed.

2016 South Texas NPSOT Chapter Meetings

Unless rescheduled, 2016 quarterly meetings will occur:

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00 pm—details will be posted as they are set
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016, 2:00 pm

Watch this space for more information about each meeting as it approaches. All meetings are free and open to the public.

State Events

Fall Symposium: Austin Hilton Airport October 15-18, 2015

State Board Meetings (3rd Saturday of each quarter):

  • October 17, 2015—Austin; during the fall symposium
  • January 16, 2016—
  • April 16, 2016—
  • July 16, 2016—
  • October 15, 2016—

Need to Contact the South Texas Chapter?
President Ray Kirkwood