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March Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Mar 23rd, 2017 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. The test reports the pH level, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and other indicators of water quality in the San Bernard.
 
Monitors in the tidal water (bodies of water that are subject to the ebb and flow of ordinary tides below the salt water dam) of the river are now asked to report both conductivity (measured with an electronic meter in micro siemens per centimeter or milli siemens per centimeter)  and salinity measured with a hydrometer and temperature using a table and reported as parts per thousand (ppt)
 
March Field Observation Note: Sample date 3-21-17. Slow flow upstream.
 
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.
 
  • Sat Apr 1st (no foolin’), BREAKFAST ON THE BERNARD
  • 8:30 - 10:30 am, Dido’s Restaurant
Everyone's invited to the regular first-Sat-of-the-month Breakfast on the Bernard, hosted by Friends of the River. Enjoy a great breakfast for $8, kids under ten eat free. The coffee's hot and so's the conversation.
  • Thu Apr 6th, FOR RANGER COMMITTEE PROGRAM
An educational program for fifth grade students at West Columbia Elementary to raise awareness of the San Bernard River watershed and its environmental concerns.
 
  • Sat Apr 8th, FOR ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY & TEXAS TRASH-OFF DAY 
  • 8:30 - 10:30 am, Meet at Churchill Bridge Parking Lot
FOR Adopt a Highway cleanup partners with the annual Don't mess with Texas® Trash-Off, the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state. Join us and be a part of this great event. Your participation sends a clear message to Texans everywhere: The smallest efforts really do make the biggest difference. Take pride in the fact that you are part of making our great state beautiful. 
  • Sat Apr 15th, FOR EASTER EGG HUNT 
  • 11:00 am - 12 Noon, FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510 B
2,000 colorful eggs are scattered on the FOR Community Center grounds. The Easter Bunny arrives by boat and signals the start of the hunt. Be on time, the eggs go fast! BYOB, bring your own basket. For kids ages 2-12.
  • Sat Apr 22 & Sun Apr 23 MIGRATION CELEBRATION
  • 9:00 - 5:00 pm, San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
A family nature festival. Migration Celebration events, tours, presentations, and other activities are free to the public. Be sure and stop by the FOR display and learn about the different locations along the San Bernard.
  • Sat Apr 29, SEPTIC SYSTEM PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
  • 10:00 am - 12 Noon, FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510 B
FOR Environmental Committee hosts Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension service educational outreach program on septic systems. The program focuses on "conventional" septic systems consisting of septic tank(s) and gravity fed absorption trenches. Question and answer session. Ryan Gerlich, Instructor. Public invited, FREE!
 
 
2017 San Bernard Watershed Scholarship Opportunity
Posted on Jan 18th, 2017 Comments (0)
2017 graduating Seniors living in or attending a high school within the San Bernard watershed can apply for a Friends of the River San Bernard Watershed Scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate a direct connection between their career path and the betterment of the environment. FOR will be awarding six - $1,000 scholarships
 
Completed applications must be returned between February 1st and April 15th. 
 
If you have any questions, e-mail Fred KanterScholarship Committee Chairman, at Contact Us (select Scholarships on the drop down list) or phone 979.482.6429.
 
Scholarship applications were submitted to these 14 high schools: Bellville, Brazos, Sealy, Brazosport, Columbia, Sweeny, Columbus, Rice, Lamar Consolidated, Needville, Boling, East Bernard, El Campo and Wharton.>>>
 
 
The Scholarship Program is funded by FOR San Bernard through their annual fund raising event. Thank you for your continued support.
 
Past Web Articles
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