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17th Annual Brazos River Cleanup and Campout

The Who, What, When of the Brazos River Cleanup and Campout!

Hey there, Texas Master Naturalists and Water Aficionados!

The Rio Brazos Chapter invites you to join us for the Seventh Annual Brazos River Cleanup and Campout – Friday afternoon, May 17, through Monday Morning, May 20, 2024. River cleanup will be Saturday, May 18, followed by a day of volunteer and advanced training opportunities on Sunday, May 19. Event “headquarters” is a privately owned ranch on the Brazos River south of Glen Rose in Somervell County. Please mark your calendars!

What began in 2017 as a Rio Brazos Chapter training class project (in conjunction with the Friends of the Brazos), has grown into a long weekend of work, fun, and camaraderie among river-lovers and trash-haters from other TMN chapters and collaborating organizations. In 2023 the Brazos River Cleanup and Campout earned the Texas Master NaturalistTM Exemplary Project First Place Award at the State Meeting! Watch the video presentation shown at the TMN State Meeting here.

We welcome Texas Master Naturalists statewide to assist us this year with removing all the tires and trash we can float out from a stretch of the Brazos River where John Graves once paddled.

Brazos River Cleanup and Campout additional activities

In addition to earning volunteer hours for the Saturday canoe flotilla cleanup and support tasks, there will be Advanced Training opportunities on Sunday, as well as three nights of camping, cookouts, games, visiting with old friends, and meeting new ones. Examples of Advanced Training: Lectures and field sessions on insects (mothing!), aquatic ecology, riparian ecology, the night sky (stargazing!), and bird, plant, and geology walks. AND – food will NOT be in short supply!

Watch for more details about the Brazos River Cleanup and Campout along with registration information on the chapter website coming soon.

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