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Newspaper Acclaims San Bernard Cleanup
Posted on Sep 15th, 2014 Comments (1)
A quick hit of praise and commentary on "San Bernard friends live up to name" article in Monday, Sep 15 "Acclaim A Shame" column written by members of THE FACTS Editorial Board
“The Friends of the River San Bernard last weekend corralled together a bunch of volunteers for a good old river cleanup.
Volunteers fanned out in boats and crews to clean the river, and many staffed the three trash collection stations.
The river residents are truly caretakers of the San Bernard, and their dedication keeps the area beautiful and clean for the river’s users.
The volunteers who showed up also got a free T-shirt and were treated to a hot dog social, so it was a good time for all as well as serving an important purpose.”
Successful River Cleanup Declared
Posted on Sep 14th, 2014 Comments (0)
A successful cleanup was declared by Chairman Russell York who reported that ten boats, two jet skis, and three collection stations of volunteers filled a commercial-size dumpster with trash collected from the river at the annual Friends of the River San Bernard Cleanup on Saturday, Sep 13th
<< Russell, shown here, looking more like he’s going tubing, unloads trash at the Churchill Bridge collection station assisted by volunteers Marilyn Shockley, Susan Bailey and Mike and Barb Pudlo, pictured below.
Thanks to all the hard-working volunteers who cared enough about the San Bernard to participate in this important FOR event that made the river a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful place to enjoy. 

Thanks also to Phillips 66 for donating the yellow Clean Team t-shirts.
Escape to the Tropics Fundraiser
Posted on Sep 12th, 2014 Comments (0)
Surf’s up on the San Bernard River when the Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard “Escape to the Tropics” island-style party is held on Saturday, October 4, from 6:00 - 11:00 pm.  The island fever fundraiser will be held under a huge party tent at the FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B, located on the east bank of the river, a mile south of the FM 521 bridge, three miles west of Brazoria.
Upon arrival, you will hear the sound of steel drums, have a welcoming lei placed around your neck and a serving of special island punch placed in your hand. Enjoy a meal of roasted pig and other tropical dishes, followed by a live auction. Music by Vinyl Revival and dancing on an outdoor dance floor close out the night. Cost is $20 a ticket. Order tickets by phone from Marilyn at 979-482-0368 or they can be purchased at the door if not sold out beforehand.
Featured live auction items are two popular FOR San Bernard progressive dinners. A group of six travel by water taxi on the river to four different locations where they enjoy appetizers at the first house, salad at the second, entree at the next, and dessert at the last house. Enjoy libations along the way. Another great auction item is a pair of round trip Southwest Airline tickets with no blackout days or restrictions, valid for one year.
FOR San Bernard is grateful for the generous support and participation of its friends. FOR will pursue its mission of stewardship for the San Bernard River watershed by continuing to offer programs such as river and road cleanups, River Ranger 5th grade watershed education, environmental education presentations, scholarships, advocating for opening the river mouth, and conservation easement.
FOR Board of Directors
Posted on Sep 10th, 2014 Comments (0)
Newly-elected and retiring FOR directors gathered under the old oak tree at Dido’s Restaurant after the Annual Meeting and Election of Board on Saturday, September 6th. They are, left, Marie Breakiron 2014-2017, Linda Wright 2012-2015, Past Secretary Marilyn Shockley 2011-2014, Ana Pogue 2012-2015, Vicki Head 2014-2017, Past President Wayne Head 2011-2014, Suzanne Goodson 2011-2014, Mike Goodson 2014-2017, Tom Valliere 2011-2014, Vice President Tom Ronayne 2012-2015, Fred Kanter 2013-2016, Valroy Maudlin 2014-2017, Russell York 2013-2016, Vanessa Taylor 2014-2017, Mike Redman 2014-2017, Tom Folger 2013-2016 and Treasurer Bob Bailey 2013-2016.      Photo Courtesy:                 
New Directors Elected
Posted on Sep 6th, 2014 Comments (0)
Congratulations to these new FOR Board of Directors who were elected to a 3-year term 2014-2017 at Saturday's annual meeting on September 6th.
Marie Breakiron
Valroy Maudlin
Mike Goodson
Vicki Head
Vanessa Taylor
Mike Redman
Announcing 2014 Fundraiser Sponsors
Posted on Sep 4th, 2014 Comments (0)
We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors for the October 4th "Escape to the Tropics" fundraiser. While we are still accepting sponsorships, we would like to thank the following companies for their support.
Our current, very generous sponsors:                     See our  Sponsor page
$1,000 Sponsor
Brazoria Telephone / Coastal Link
Chevron Phillips Chemical Sweeny Complex
Lone Star Bank
Muchowich Offshore Oil Services, Inc.
Phillips 66
$500 Sponsor
Freeport LNG
Gary & Denice Foose
South Coast Construction, Svc, Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
$300 Sponsor
BASF Corporation
Brazos Fasteners Inc.
Brazos Motorsports
Commercial Metals
Docks, Decks & Bulkheads, LLC
Freddie Brown’s Auto Sales
Lackey Electric & Refrigeration
Lake Hardware & Lumber
TCB Realty - Vicki Head
Timothy & Jane Carolus
$100 Sponsor
Bartlett Motor Company, Inc.
Century 21 - Marilyn Shockley
Clyde Cone Company, Inc.
Commissioner Pct. 1 Dude Payne
Commissioner Pct. 2 Matt Sebesta
Commissioner Pct. 3 Stacy L. Adams
David Linder for County Commissioner Pct. 4
Debby & Kyle
Dick & Barbara Robie
​Duane and Gina Favorite
Judge Jack Brown
Louie's Barber Shop
Luycx Plumbing
Sonic Drive-In
State Representative Dennis Bonnen
Be a Volunteer Helper at the FOR Fundraiser
Posted on Aug 28th, 2014 Comments (0)
If you VOLUNTEER to help at the FOR fundraiser “Escape to the Tropics” on Sat Oct 4th, you won’t be asked to do group hula lessons or blow in a conch shell or even join in a pineapple toss. Instead you will be asked (pick one) to help  set up the area, decorate, take tickets, help with the auction, oversee the food (it’s catered, no cooking), or whatever it takes to get it done. Some of this will happen the day before on Friday, Oct 3rd.
If you are brave enough to volunteer without a job description and join in the fun, yes, it can be fun, then select “Webmaster” on the drop down list on the Contact Us page. Tell us you are volunteering and FOR will send emails and details.
Volunteer and support FOR San Bernard. Keep it the best little river in Texas!

Go to the Fundraiser page for 2014 Sponsors and auction items
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (0)
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