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Board Meetings are normally at 5:30pm the 3rd Wednesday of every Month, at the Refuge Headquarters. If you would like to attend, please send an email to friends(at) for current information.

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 27, 2016
    • 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Fireman's Park, Jonestown TX 78645


    2016 Swift Fest

    August 27, 2016 4:30-10pm

    Jonestown Texas   

    Count the Chimney Swifts returning to the cistern, music, nature themed vendors and children's activities sponsored by Balcones Canyonlands NWR.

    Click the image above for more information

    • Saturday, September 24, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Doeskin Ranch- 10654 FM 1164, Bertram TX 78605

    Saturday, September 24 2016  

    8 am- Break into groups, assign area and tools

    8:30-11:30- Trail work

    11:30- Lunch at the amphitheater 

    Trails need clearing and widening, some poison ivy to deal with (wear appropriate clothes, we will supply disposable  gloves).

    Bring water, lunch, appropriate trail dress & shoes, hat, sunscreen, loppers, pruners (if possible).  The Refuge will have some tools available.

    Click for printable map to Doeskin Ranch. Phone based GPS may not work in parts of the Hill Country.

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