Central Arkansas is where it all began! In 2006, at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, a need met a solution. The need: trained volunteers who could help supplement the work of the Park Interpreters. The solution: a recently relocated Texas Master Naturalist, Tom Neale. Together the park personnel and Tom created a training program, recruited the first class, and launched the program that has grown to encompass much of the state of Arkansas and has provided thousands of hours of volunteer support to state parks as well as dozens of other agencies and entities.
For 16 years, CAMN members have been stewards of the natural areas in Central Arkansas. We have educated the public and introduced kids to the wonders of nature and the responsibility we all share in caring for it. We've built trails, provided housing for birds, monitored the quality of rivers and lakes, picked up litter, removed invasive species, grown and planted native plants, and provided educated citizen scientists. We've worked hard and we've had fun. And the Natural State has benefitted from it all. Come see what we do!
CAMN Master Project List May 2023
To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service
dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
The purpose of the Tree Replacement Project is to provide locally grown, native trees for residents who lost trees in the tornado of March 31, 2023. For more information or to apply for trees, click the button.
Tree Replacement Project
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 class. Watch for the application period to open again in October of 2024.
2024 Tentative NiT Training Schedule
Donations made to a specific project will be used only for that project. If a project ends with remaining funds, those funds will be placed in the General Project Fund and used for other CAMN projects.
Land Steward Application and Pledge
It takes 6-9,000 caterpillars to raise one clutch of chickadee babies.
Arkansas Wild Spaces
Photos provided by Native Gardener, Lynn Foster
Eastern tiger swallowtail
Eastern swallowtail about to pupate
Bumble bee on tall boneset
Donations as memorials, to honor a CAMN member, or simply to support the work of the chapter.
CAMN Remote Learning Resources
State and National Agency Partners
Central Chapter President
Foothills Chapter President
Diamond Lakes Chapter President
North Central Chapter President
Northeast Chapter President
Northwest Chapter President
Wild Ones Ozark Chapter
Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership
Pollinator Project Arkansas