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Island Party Tickets on Sale
Posted on Jul 21st, 2014 Comments (0)
Join the fun at the Friends of the River San Bernard “Escape to the Tropics” island party annual fundraiser held this year under a huge tent Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 on the  grounds of the FOR Community Center next to the river.
Listen to the unique sound of a steel drummer as you enjoy a meal of island-style roasted pig with trimmings, a live auction, and after, music and dancing under the stars. All this for $20, mon! Limited number of tickets, so don’t miss out on the fun and help support the programs of FOR San Bernard. Flip-flops welcome!
To order tickets
  • Print ticket order form, tickets will be returned by mail
  • Call Marilyn, 979.798.1188 office, 979.482.0368 cell, Century 21, (log cabin) 908 S. Brooks, Brazoria, Tx
Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 2
Posted on Jul 17th, 2014 Comments (0)
"Manage Your Water Well"
Saturday, August 2 
10:30-12:30 pm
FOR Community Center (map)
Read the article in AgriLife TODAY about FOR Environmental Committee's upcoming program on private well management. This is the fifth in a series of six environmental programs presented by the FOR Environmental Committee this year.
Drew Gholson is an Extension Program Specialist in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  He coordinates the Texas Well Owner Network, an extension program that aims to improve the water quality and health of Texans reliant on water wells. He has a master’s degree in hydrology and water management from Texas A&M University. Drew’s primary area of focus is groundwater, private water wells and water quality and has worked with private well owners since 2007.
Diane Boellstorff is an Assistant Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Water Resource Specialist, Diane’s primary areas of focus are developing educational and applied research programs involving water resource management, including groundwater and private water well protection, water conservation, water quality and aquatic ecosystems, and watershed protection planning.  
Work on Reopening the Mouth
Posted on Jul 12th, 2014 Comments (0)
The San Bernard mouth restoration engineering team stands next to the ICW at River’s End. Left is Christopher Sallese, Project Manager, Dannenbaum Engineering; Susie Alford, President, CEO Berg Oliver; Tim Osting, PE, D.WRE, Aqua Strategies Inc; David Flores, RPS Group; Ernest To, RPS Group and Ken Wright, Friends of the River San Bernard representative.
"This is a very complex ecosystem that is influenced by so many factors. The study team needs to fully understand these factors before we develop the alternatives for long term solution that does not harm this delicate ecosystem. This effort is going to require collaboration from all the stakeholders to include the local, state and federal officials as well as the public.
We are under way and expect to achieve desirable results for everyone……especially mother nature."

Note: Christopher Sallese will give an update on the progress of reopening the mouth (scroll down and read “Mouth Update at Next Breakfast”) at the Sat, August 2nd, Breakfast on the BernardSusie Alford will be the speaker at the Sat, September 6th, FOR Annual Meeting. Public is invited to both
On Friday, July 11, 2014, the group set out by boat from River’s End for a two-hour tour of the closed mouth of the river to analyze environmental conditions of the area needed for purposes of reopening the mouth.
     Funds to reopen the mouth come from the RESTORE Act related to the Deepwater Horizon spill. 80 percent of all penalties related to the DP spill are dedicated to a Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund that will be used for ecological restorations which, hopefully, the reopening of the mouth of the San Bernard will be one of them.
Disposal Well Meeting Held
Posted on Jul 9th, 2014 Comments (0)
A group of 31 people attended a meeting on July 8, concerning the proposed action of of six disposal wells being drilled during the upcoming year at the Phillips 66 Clemens Field on the San Bernard River.
A panel of six Phillips 66 project design team members, along with facilitator Cindy Jordy, Environmental Team Leader, answered questions regarding any adverse effects the wells might have on the river and surrounding property. 
In answer to the question of what was going to be injected into the wells, only the salt water, brine, produced from “washing” an underground salt cavern will be injected in the disposal wells. Oil and gas waste will not be injected into the wells. The water used in this process is to come from a Phillips 66 pipeline of recycled effluent water and not pumped out of the San BernardIn Texas, disposal wells are regulated by the Railroad Commission.
Mouth Update at Next Breakfast
Posted on Jul 6th, 2014 Comments (0)
Photo Courtesy: Albert Smith, Rio Vista
Taken on May 18, 2014 showing the closed mouth.
Don't miss hearing Christopher W. Sallese, retired Colonel from USACE Galveston, now with Dannenbaum Engineering, give an update on the RESTORE ACT funded project of dredging open the mouth of the river at the next Breakfast on the Bernard.
Brazoria County Commissioner Pct. 1, Dude Payne will also be at the breakfast for questions and answers. 
  • Saturday, August 2
  • 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • Dido's Restaurant
Susie Alford to Speak at FOR Annual Meeting on Sat Sep 6
Susie Alford, President, CEO Berg Oliver, an Environmental Consulting Service, is working with Chris Sallese, Dannenbaum Engineering, through the numerous Federal and state permits that impact the San Bernard mouth project. This will be a very informative program. Watch for more details!
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (0)
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