Beginning April 1, Texas Master Naturalist Hill Country chapter will be accepting applications for the class of 2017.
Texas Master Naturalists (TXMN) is a corps of trained volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of the natural resources and natural areas of Texas.  The organization is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in coordination with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service.
The TXMN Hill Country Chapter, which celebrates its fifteenth year of organization this year, is announcing the schedule for the 2017 volunteer training class.   The application period opens on April 1, 2017 and runs through June 20, 2017.  Class membership is limited to 40 trainees.
Classes meet each Wednesday for twelve weeks, beginning on August 23, 2017 and ending on November 15, 2017.  Classes are held in Kerrville.  In addition to completion of the 12-week training, participants must also complete 40 hours of Volunteer Service and 8 hours of Advanced Training in order to become certified.
Apply online beginning April 1, 2017 at  For more information about the TXMN Hill Country Chapter, see