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Coastal Expo is a fun, family-oriented event with hands-on activities for all ages! Visitors see and touch crabs, sea stars and other coastal animals; view a glass-bottom stream; learn what washes up on Texas coast; fish for live catfish and participate in other great activities. In the process, they learn about Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important and how to protect them.
Program: Coastal Expo
Contact Person: Holly Grand
Contact Phone: (361) 825-3993
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Volunteers are needed to help teach fishing basics to youth and families on Saturday, January 11, from 10am to 1pm.Volunteers are needed to run anger education stations, help with tackle and bait, and assist with fishing.
Program: Angler Education
Contact Person: Natalie Goldstrohm
Contact Phone: (325) 692-0921
This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.
Program: Ambassador Program
Contact Person: Louisa Torrance
Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425
Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Angler Education Instructor. To find a free workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar and contact the workshop coordinator listed to register. Upon completion of the workshop, your application will be processed and you will receive confirmation via email within 30 days. If you do not see a workshop in your region, please contact our office.
Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732
Volunteers are needed to help teach the basics of fishing to children and families on Saturday, January 11, from 9am to 12pm.Volunteers are needed to run anger education stations - knot tying, fish habitat, casting, conservation and ethics, and more. When: Saturday, Jan 11, 2020, 9:00am to 12:00pmVolunteers should arrive at 8:45AM; Please plan to stay and help with clean-up.Where: Copperas Cove Public Library501 South Main StreetCopperas Cove, TX 76522
Contact Person: Frank Aquilar, TPWD Volunteer Angler Education Instructor
Contact Phone: (254) 630-6440
The Friends of Fort Boggy State Park are seeking volunteers to help with their annual Family & Friends Fishin' Frenzy. Volunteers are needed to assist with fishing activities. When: Sunday, March 1, 2020Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Where: Fort Boggy State Park
Contact Person: Betty Heffler
Contact Phone: (903) 322-3478
Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place. When: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020, 7:45am to 3:30pmVolunteers should arrive at 7:45AM; Event runs 8:30am to 2:30pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up. Where: Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, HumbleThe event is hosted by Fishing's Future in partnership with Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The Take Me Fishing-First Catch Centers are events held at various locations throughout the state that provide hands-on basic fishing and boating skills for youth and adults.
Contact Person: Michael Scherer
Contact Phone: (832) 202-5221
Join Friends of Inks Lake State Park with firewood sales, recycling, park interpretive programs,hikes and events.
Program: Inks Lake State Park
Contact Person: Monica Stewart
Contact Phone: (830) 637-9327
Do you love McKinney Falls State Park? Are you looking for ways to be involved in directly supporting the only State Park in the city of Austin? Join passionate people like you in the Friends of McKinney Falls State Park!Friends of McKinney Falls is a group of like-minded individuals who work together with Texas Parks and Wildlife in the shared vision of protecting and conserving this natural space for future generations. We want visitors to enjoy the unique experience McKinney Falls has to offer and inspire a lifelong appreciation and respect for nature and the legacy of Texas history.Our activities include: helping with educational programs, trash clean-up, fundraising, community outreach, hosting fun events, and more!Ready to help?-Register as a volunteer with Texas Park and Wildlife by clicking the Sign Up button to the right.-Contact Abby Rodgers - firstname.lastname@example.org or- Visit www.mckinneyfalls.org to see upcoming events and meetings.-You will be subscribed to our mailing list which you can opt-out of at any time.
Program: McKinney Falls State Park
Contact Person: Abby Rodgers
Contact Phone: (214) 519-4394
This weekday opportunity is designed for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in the wildlife management field. Farm type work like pond sweeping, water quality testing and general assistance to hatchery technicians are some of the experiences with this volunteer position. Contact us to find out more.Current wildlife management students, exceptional high school students and others with an interest in developing their skills in this field are encouraged to apply.
Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Contact Person: Leslie Kessner
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2272
Assist hatchery staff with maintenance, pond management and fish culture. Volunteer can select shifts during normal hatchery hours: 8am - 4pm, M-F. The hatchery is located in North Texas, approximately 23 miles west of Wichita Falls below Lake Diversion.
Program: Dundee Fish Hatchery
Contact Person: Michele Nations
Contact Phone: (940) 779-2301
Assist hatchery staff with pond management, fish culture, and hatchery maintenance. Volunteer can select shifts during normal hatchery hours: 8am - 4pm, M-F. The hatchery is located in North Texas about 90 miles west of Ft. Worth.
Program: Possum Kingdom Fish Hatchery
The Friends of Fort Boggy State Park are seeking volunteers to help with their annual Kids Fish (for ages 5012 yrs old). Volunteers are needed to help teach fishing skills, and assist with fishing activities. Sign up for all day or a 1/2 day shift.
Assist staff with hatchery operation (i.e. fish culture, maintenance, outreach & research.)
Program: CCA Marine Development Center
Contact Person: Ashley Fincannon
Contact Phone: (361) 939-7784
Work with the Habitat Mapping team to conduct oyster restoration monitoring (oyster sampling and acoustic survey). Prefer experience on boats and gps units.
Program: Habitat Assessment
Contact Person: Stephanie Taylor
Work with the Habitat Mapping team on oyster restoration projects. Tasks includes measuring barges and placing marker buoys. Prefer boat and gps experience.
This position will assist the park interpretive program. Duties may include leading nature walks, providing roving interpretation, maintaining park gardens and nature viewing areas. This position may also be asked to assist with light maintenance of park facilities and grounds based on park needs. Preferred experience would include knowledge of flora and fauna indigenous to the Piney Woods region of Texas, experience presenting to groups, and ability to walk trailways for 1-2 hours at a time. Shifts would primarily be weekend days or as needed.Lake Livingston State Park is located in Polk County on the southeast edge of Lake Livingston, an 84,000 acre reservoir. The site is popular with fishermen angling for Crappie, Catfish, and Black, White, and Striped Bass. The park is heavily wooded away from the shore, and is home to approximately 300 species of native and migratory birds. All park host sites are equipped with 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer. Wi-fi is also available within the park. Park hosts must commit to a minimum of a one-month stay, though interested hosts are encouraged to stay for up to six months. Host positions are available year round. Please contact the park at 936-365-2201 ext 2058, if you have any questions or if you would like assistance applying. Follow-up emails directed to Joel.Janssen@tpwd.texas.gov are encouraged.Volunteers must pass a criminal background check.
Program: Lake Livingston State Park
Contact Person: Joel Janssen
Contact Phone: (936) 365-2201 x2060
Date/Time: Tuesday, Dec 3rd from 8:30am to 2pmLocation: Seguin Outdoor Learning CenterActivites: Help Bowie Elementary staff provide fishing for 4th grade students at the SOLC pond. Tasks will include preparing rods & reels, replacing bait, releasing fish, and ensuring a safe environment.
Contact Person: Jimmy Flores
Contact Phone: (830) 822-9278
Starts: Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at 1PMEnds: Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 at 4PMVolunteers needed to teach others fly tying or fly casting. Bring your fly tying vice and supplies. There is always a wide range of fly tying experience levels from beginners to FFI Silver Award tiers. It's a casual group.
Contact Person: Gene Brown
Contact Phone: (940) 665-4741
Assist with teaching fishing skills, catch and release and ethical fishing practices at Sea Center Texas. Most events are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Criminal History Background Check required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.
Program: Sea Center Texas
Contact Person: Jennifer Butler