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Series of Education Planned in 2019
Posted on Jan 15th, 2019 Comments (0)
Five educational programs are planned again this year by the FOR San Bernard Board of Directors and Environmental Committee. Each will be FREE to the public, feature "subject matter experts" on the topics, and include plenty of question and answer time so that each participant gets the information he or she needs. Three upcoming programs that are in the planning stage include a boater education course, a San Bernard hydrology program, and fishing on the San Bernard. Stay tuned for more information!
 
First 2019 Program:
  • "Keeping Your Septic System Functioning Properly" - understand the operation and maintenance of your conventional septic system or aerobic treatment unit
  • Learn about EPA and TCEQ funding available this year to pump out and inspect 25 septic systems in the San Bernard Watershed
  • Speaker Ryan Gerlich, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 
  • Sat Feb 16, 2019 - 10:00 am -12:00 pm
  • FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B 
 
January Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Jan 13th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
H-GAC Texas Stream Team volunteers Valroy Maudlin and Tim Logan, using a test kit, measure the physical and chemical parameters of San Bernard River at two locations. Valroy tests off his pier at CR 496, 1.6 miles upstream from the Churchill BridgeTim tests off his dock at Rio Vista, 4.5 miles downstream from the Churchill Bridge. Both tests are done on the same day at the same time each month.
 
The test reports the pH level, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the water. On March 2017, a bacterium enteroccocus test was added, conducted through a partnership with Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF). 
 
Two forms are shown for comparison as the data collected from the two locations can vary.
 
FOR College Scholarships Available
Posted on Jan 8th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
Now is the time to start thinking about the Friends of the River San Bernard Watershed Scholarship opportunity. Graduating 2019 Seniors that are residing or have a primary residence in, or attending a high school with an attendance zone in the San Bernard Watershed can apply for one of the six $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate a direct connection between their career path and the betterment of the environment.
 
 
Completed applications must be returned between Fri Feb 1st and Mon Apr 15th, 2019.
 
These scholarships are a way to invest in the future of the San Bernard River community. The Scholarship Program is funded by FOR San Bernard through their annual October fund raising event.
 
If you have any questions, e-mail Fred KanterScholarship Committee Chairman, at Contact Us (select Scholarships on drop down list) or phone 979.482.6429
 
 
 
Scholarship applications will be submitted to these 14 high schools: Bellville, Brazos, Sealy, Brazosport, Columbia, Sweeny, Columbus, Rice, Lamar Consolidated, Needville, Boling, East Bernard, El Campo and Wharton.
 
Mouth Photo - Jan 6, 2019
Posted on Jan 8th, 2019 Comments (0)
Photo A.G. "Bert" Smith, 1-6-2019
 
A thin layer of water snakes around and over the sand clogged mouth of the San Bernard as it flows into the Gulf of Mexico on Sun Jan 6th. Thanks to entrepid pilot Bert Smith for continually supplying photos of the mouth and surrounding coastal area. Boaters use caution when approaching mouth as the water flowing out in this photo is misleading - it is shallow, shallow, shallow.
 
 
 
 
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Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
 
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