The Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will enjoy a presentation by the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP) Conservation Biologist Stephanie Bilodeau on “Management and Monitoring of Texas Colonial Waterbirds”. Her work focuses on habitat management for the birds of the spoil islands throughout the Lower Laguna Madre.  She also does research and monitoring of breeding and wintering shorebirds of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  Stephanie will speak at the monthly meeting on Tuesday night, September 13th.  The meeting begins with a social half-hour at 6:30 PM, followed by a short business meeting, then the presentation.

The RGV Chapter meets at the Cameron County Annex Building (1390 W. Expressway 83) in San Benito.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  For more information on the Texas Master Naturalist program, visit our website at

 The Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas Master Naturalist is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, more specifically to develop a group of knowledgeable volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the study and conservation of natural resources and natural areas within the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.