Phil Huxford earns President's Call to Service Award

ANGLETON, TEXAS ― November 12, 2008. The Texas Master Naturalists Cradle of Texas Chapter has announced that Phil Huxford, a founding member of the Chapter, has received a President's Call to Service Award. This award is awarded annually by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Phil has accumulated a lifetime total exceeding 5000 hours.
Separately, Phil was awarded the highest volunteer service award offered by the state-wide Texas Master Naturalists Program. He was recognized for contributing over 5000 hours of service helping Brazoria County residents understand the local natural resources and how to use them wisely. A member of Texas Master Naturalists since 2001, Phil has contributed to our community with many citizen science projects, such as his Brazoria County Copperhead Study. He has been involved with many educational activities including bird banding, bird counts, butterfly counts, plant surveys, and guided tours. He has assisted with the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory's annual "Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza," and has served as chairperson of the annual Migration Celebration for the past eight years. Phil has also served as Vice-President of the Cradle of Texas Chapter.

The Texas Master Naturalist State Office was the Certifying Organization for this award.