ENNIS–The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet in Ennis March 10, 2020. Park Ranger and Natural Resources Specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Bardwell Stephanie Hebert was the guest speaker.
Hebert has been with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for two years and views her job as that of an educator. Awareness of living creatures at the lake was noted as a primary objective and the contribution of these creatures to our invironment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers management philosophy is to manage, conserve and improve these natural resources and the environment while providing quality outdoor recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations. The U.S. Army Corps is currently upgrading their facilities to handle more RVs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with the Master Naturalists will be hosting a Bio Blitz from March 27 – April 3 and is looking for volunteers for this project to help identify birds, plants, animals, flowers, reptiles or anything else in nature. Ref. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/508786539848672/ for information on the event. A question and answer session followed the very interesting presentation. For more information on the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers visit https://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/bardwell/Natresources.asp.
NARFE Chap. 1191 covers Ellis, Navarro and adjacent parts of the surrounding counties. Membership in NARFE is open to all active and retired federal employees and their spouses, former federal employees, and former spouses who are entitled to a federal survivor annuity. For more information, call (903) 874-3092. You may also go to www.narfe.org or see NARFE Chapter 1191 on Facebook.