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. If you missed any of the 2017 webinars, you can still use them to earn AT by forming a small interactive study group and watch the recorded webinars (below) with discussion.
  • 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 such as Texas Stream Team and CoCoRaHS training (Limit-4 hours)

2017 Texas Waters Webinars 

2018 Texas Waters Webinars

  • December 19th 6:30-7:30 pm - "Aquatic Invasive Species" with Monica McGarrity, TPWD, Register Now!
  • February 15th 6:00-7:00 pm - "Urban Stream/Bayou Management/Challenges" with Mateo Scoggins, City of Austin Watershed Protection, Register Now! 
  • February 27th 6:00-7:00 pm - "Groundwater/Surface Water and Freshwater Inflow" with Andy Sansom, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Register Now!
  • April 10th 6:30-7:30 pm - "Guadalupe Bass/Small Mouth Bass Introduction/Removal" with Gordon Linum, TPWD
  • June 26th 6:30-7:30 pm - "Texas Water Entities" with Cindy Loeffler, TPWD
  • August 7th 6:30- 7:30 pm - "Coastal Ecology and Issues" with Holly Grand, TPWD

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

Texas Master Naturalists should enter their Advanced Training hours under the "AT: TX Waters Certification Training" opportunity for AT Credit. 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