Texas Waters Specialist

Through this program, we want to develop a corps ofCreek well-informed volunteer specialists who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of aquatic resources and aquatic habitats within their communities for the state of Texas. 

Program Requirements

Accumulate at least 8 hours of Advanced Training utilizing the Texas Waters curriculum:

  • Attend Texas Waters events, sessions, and field trips at the Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
  • Attend Texas Waters webinars (up to 4 hrs). If you've missed these webinars, you can still earn AT by forming a small interactive study group and watch the recorded webinar with discussion. 
    • February 27th 6:30 - 7:30 pm -“The characteristics, components and value of healthy Watershed Ecosystems", with Megan Bean, TPWD, View Recorded Webinar, Megan's PowerPoint
    • April 18th 6:30 - 7:30 pm "The Ecological Significance of Natural Flow Regimes", with Kevin Mayes, TPWD, View Recorded Webinar, Kevin's PowerPoint
    • June 22nd 6:30-7:30 pm "Instruments of Watershed Change", with Nikki Dictson, Extension Program Specialist with the Texas Water Resources Institute. View Recorded Webinar, Nikki's PowerPoint
    • August 22nd 6:30-7:30 pm  "Texas Water Law and Planning", with Cindy Loeffler, Chief, Water Resources Branch, TPWD. Register Now!
  • Small group interactive study (Use the chapters in the curriculum and the "Questions to Consider" to guide your study and discussion.
  • Other approved Texas Waters learning activities

Annual Renewal Requirements

  • Participate in at least one approved volunteer service project 
  • Contribute at least 10 hours of volunteer service in the area of water and watersheds 

Texas Master Naturalists

The hours required to obtain certification and for community service are not on top of existing chapter requirements; instead, can be counted toward your annual chapter requirements.

Only active Texas Waters Specialists will be able to attend an exclusive Texas Waters field trip during the following year’s Texas Waters Day.

Frequently Asked Questions