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Highway Trash Pick Up Scheduled
Posted on Oct 27th, 2014 Comments (0)
Where do you toss your trash...out your car the bed of your truck...over your shoulder...or in a trash can?
Volunteers are needed to, yes, to pick up someone else’s trash on Saturday morning, November 8, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., meet at the Churchill Bridge boat ramp parking lot.
There’s a big problem concerning the two miles of roadside, before and after the Churchill Bridge over the San Bernard on FM 2611. There are as many litterbugs as mosquitoes along that stretch of road who think it’s perfectly acceptable to throw trash out of their vehicle’s window, which after a rain, ends up floating in the river.
Bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen and mosquitoes repellent. Apparel should protect you from the sun, bugs and weather. Strong shoes or boots are a good idea. TXDOT and Friends of the River San Bernard supply the safety vests, trash bags and water. If you have a question, call Chairman Brian 979.239.8607.
Auction Dinner Cruise
Posted on Oct 26th, 2014 Comments (0)
Elena Berger and Jim Reis, far right, purchased a FOR San Bernard fundraiser auction item of 
a dinner and libations river cruise on Russell and Wana York’s forty-foot party boat that took place on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Invited guests were, left, Tommy and Peggy Davidson, Mike and Suzanne Goodson, Bob and Marie Breakiron, and Charlie and Ana Pogue.
Assisting with the cruise event and standing at the aft section of the boat are, left, Bob and Susan Bailey, Ange and Tom Ronayne, Russell and Wana York and Sherrie Folger (Tom Folger is taking the photographs).
It was a perfect Fall afternoon as the group dined on the delicious food while cruising down the river. 
Don't miss next October's fundraiser and a chance to bid on one of the popular river dinner auction items. 
The menu consisted of  
  • Fried Asparagus and San Bernard lump crab meat, Served with a Butter Topping 
  • San Bernard Crab Dip Served with Crackers
  • Butternut Squash Soup and Italian bread
  • Mixed Greens Salad with Olives, Banana Peppers, Green & Yellow Peppers, Red Onions, and Tomatoes Tossed with “Olive Garden Dressing”
  • Crème Boulee
  •   Iced Mini Rum Cakes Topped with Flaming Suger Cubes​
  • Plus lots of libations
  • The entrée was eaten at Dido’s Restaurant on the River
More photos can be viewed at
October Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Oct 25th, 2014 Comments (0)

Valroy Mauldin, FOR Director and citizen scientist monitor takes water samples each month midway between the FM 521 bridge and the FM 2611 bridge for the Texas Stream Team program. Read Oct report. Texas Stream Team displays all water quality data through their map-based data viewer that is available to all Texans.
October Meeting Reports
Posted on Oct 23rd, 2014 Comments (0)
These reports are a way to let the public know what FOR’s been up to. It’s also a way that someone can determine if there is any way they’d like to get involved in things. Please contact FOR if you are interested. (Select Volunteer on the "Contact Us" drop down list.)
  • Oct 21, Meeting with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, Tx
Environmental Committee Chairman Barbara Fratila, along with FOR President Tom Ronayne and Ange Ronayne, met with Meaghan Bailey, Briony Haechten and Sarah Miller with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and reviewed accomplishing FOR’s goal of placing a conservation easement upon all of the property owned by Dyer Moore and his family using FOR SEP funds.
  • Oct 27, Manadatory Emergency Drill, Clemens Terminal, San Bernard River
At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct 27, Linda Wright FOR Director, participated in a Texas Railroad Commission mandated emgency drill simulating two leaks from old storage caverns located at the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Clemens Terminal (see story below). Linda was asked to participate by responding and calling the Chevron Phillips switchboard for instructions after hearing the sirens. A press release by Chevron Phillips is to follow and will be posted on the website.
  • Oct 29, Social Marketing Seminar for Natural Resource Professionals, H-GAC Offices, Houston, TX
FOR Webmaster Linda Wright attended the day long workshop on how to make the most of what you do on the web more discoverable using Social Media. Amy E. Hays was the Texas A&M AgriLife trainer.
Phillips 66 Drilling and Pipeline Construction
Posted on Oct 12th, 2014 Comments (0)
At the Oct. 4th, Breakfast on the Bernard, Jonathan Hynson, Project Integration Manager, Phillips 66 Midstream, spoke about the injection wells and pipeline that are under construction on CR 506 and are part of the new expansion of the Freeport Terminal. This was clarification of the location of the wells from an earlier meeting with Phillips 66 on July 8, 2014.
Drilling of storage wells is currently underway at the Clemens facility. The wells will hold natural gas liquids (propane, butane, etc.) This process is known as salt leaching that forms caverns by pumping water into salt domes, dissolving the rock into a brine and leaving hollows behind. The drilling will continue through 2015.
The brine pipeline connects the Clemens facility to the brine wells being constructed just west of CR 506. The injection wells, drilled to a depth of 7,000 feet, will receive the salt water (brine) from the washing of the storage wells at the Clemens facility.
Congratulations to our newly-elected Officers
Posted on Oct 10th, 2014 Comments (0)
As the first order of business at the Oct 9 regular Board meeting, the Friends of the River San Bernard Board of Directors elected these officers from its Board for the 2014-15 year.
Tom Ronayne
Vice President
Mike Goodson
Marie Breakiron
Bob Bailey
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (0)
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