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Still waiting on Public Comment Link
Posted on Apr 21st, 2017 Comments (0)
We are still waiting on the website where we can send our public comments about the submitted Mouth of the San Bernard River Restoration Project. But if you are interested in one of the Texas GULF SPILL RESTORATION projects already underway, read about the two artificial reefs in Texas which will become home to fish, coral, and sea turtles.
If you have not already read about the mouth project, click on this LINK, enlarge the map a few times by hitting the  + sign and click on the diamond icon that says “Mouth of the San Bernard River Restoration Project” located just south of Freeport. You will see the project description there.
Easter Bunny Makes Appearance on the River
Posted on Apr 18th, 2017 Comments (0)
Photos Tom Folger
It was a beautiful Spring morning on the river, Sat Apr 15, when the Easter Bunny arrived at the FOR Community Center by water taxi. It was driven by Bob Bailey and accompanied by Bunny escorts Cameron Bailey and Eric Lavan. A crowd of excited kids waited anxiously with Easter baskets in hand for Mr. E. Bunny to signal the start of the the hunt. It took only a few short minutes for all 2,000 candy-filled eggs to be snapped up by willing hands.
This sixth annual “Easter Egg Hunt on the River” was a free event hosted by Friends of the River San Bernard and paid for by donations to the FOR organization at the October fundraiser “Escape to the Tropics”.
Ranger Program Presented at West Columbia Elementary
Posted on Apr 16th, 2017 Comments (0)
On Thu Apr 13, 2017, a FOR Ranger program was presented to 93 fifth grade science students of teacher Phyllis Chappell at West Columbia Elementary. The students learned about the San Bernard River watershed and its environmental concerns. Points-of-interest along the river were discussed. A fish identification of species found in the river followed and then “mostly-true” fish tales were reeled off by the students. Last on the program was an active nautical knot tying session where students learned the proper knots to secure a boat to a dock. Each student received a packet of river information and a Ranger t-shirt. Also, four lucky winners each won a rod and reel.
The Friends of the River Ranger program is an educational program for fifth grade science students to increase their knowledge and environmental concern of the San Bernard. It is a free to elementary schools and is paid for by donations to FOR San Bernard at the October “Escape to the Tropics” fundraiser. BASF is the sponsor / contributor of the blue Ranger racoon t-shirts.
Rod and reel winners:
Trevor Kelly
Kaycee George
Sarah Ponish
Camryn Shackelford
Attend an Event in April
Posted on Mar 21st, 2017 Comments (0)
There will be no sitting around "watching the river flow" by for friends of the river in April. Here are FOR events planned for that month that you are invited to participate in and meet new friends of the river. Sorry, you've already missed the first three events - there's still one left! 
A FOR Environmental Committee hosted event!
  • 10:00 am - 12 Noon, FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510 B
Interested in learning how to keep your septic system functioning properly?
Join us for a FREE homeowner Septic System Workshop!
AgriLife Extension Program Specialist Ryan Gerlich will be providing basic training on understanding the operational and maintenance activities associated with conventional and aerobic septic systems. The two hour course will cover treatment processes, health and safety considerations, and answers to the most frequent questions, including when to pump out a tank and what can or cannot go down the drain.
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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