Master Naturalists honor Lodowski for service

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For his volunteer service of 250 hours to the Hill Country community, Gillespie County resident Bob Lodowski was awarded recognition from the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program.  

Lodowski is a native Texan and was born and raised in Dallas. He is active in many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, cycling, camping, hiking, propagating Native Texas plants and gardening.

He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of business administration degree in finance in 1970 and spent the next 43 years in the financial services industry in Houston.

After raising four children with his late wife, Bob retired and they built their dream home north of Fredericksburg.

Lodowski became a Master Naturalist in 2016 and devotes his volunteer time between being an interpretive trail guide at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and serving as treasurer of the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.

The Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter is one of 48 regional Texas Master Naturalist volunteer corps.

The chapter serves Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real and San Saba counties.

Members receive comprehensive training in natural resource management specific to the Texas Hill Country and share their knowledge to promote conservation and good stewardship in their communities.

The Hill Country chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization.

For information about the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program, contact: hillcountrymembership@gmail.com.  

The Hill Country Chapter is accepting applications until June 30 for the 2019 training class.

For more information on becoming a Texas Master Naturalist, refer to the Hill Country Chapter website at txmn.org/hillcountry/.