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Mouth - October 21, 2018
Posted on Oct 21st, 2018 Comments (0)
Photos A.G. "Bert" Smith 10-21-18
The San Bernard River snakes around River’s End village and exits to the left toward the Gulf. The murky plume of brownish silt is from the flooding Brazos River that is flowing into the ICW and backing up to just below River’s End. The Intracoastal Waterway is seen making a dog-leg turn in the upper left of the photo with Cedar Lakes to the left of it next to the Gulf.
At high tide, the mouth of the San Bernard opens wide to the Gulf with silt-laden water from the nearby flooding Brazos River. The sand bar, normally exposed crossing the mouth from east to west, is covered by an inch or two of water giving the impression the mouth is open. It's not!
October Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Oct 12th, 2018 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 Logan 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.
Rescheduled Annual River Cleanup
Posted on Oct 12th, 2018 Comments (0)
Join the CLEAN TEAM!
It's back on...Annual River Cleanup
  • Sat Oct 27th
  • 9:00 am - Noon
  • Hot Dog Social immediately following
  • T-shirts, bottled water, garbage bags available at collection locations
  • Chairman Wayne Head 979.429.6209 email: kwayne55@ hotmail.com
People don’t just love the San Bernard, they're passionate about treating it right. Here’s your chance to get passionate on Sat Oct 27th. It's the (rescheduled) annual San Bernard River Cleanup. It cannot be done without everyone’s support...it’s a dirty job but we can do it!
Go to one of the three collection stations and sign up. Bring a boat if possible. You will get directions from the volunteers there. Dress dirty – gloves, rubber boots or adequate shoes, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and trash grabber if you have one.
Celebrate your efforts immediately following the cleanup at the FOR hosted Hot Dog Social, FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B, one mile south of FM 521 bridge on Brazoria side of the River. All volunteers invited!
Here's What You Missed at Party in ParrotDise
Posted on Oct 8th, 2018 Comments (0)
Photos Tom Folger, folgerstudios.com
On behalf of Friends of the River San Bernard we would like to thank the very generous sponsors of our “Party in ParrotDise” fundraiser on Sat Oct 6th. Thanks especially to Phillips 66 the lead sponsor with a $10,000 donation, followed by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company donating $5,000. Because of all the sponsors, FOR can continue their programs planned for this coming year. List of all the 2018 sponsors!    Sponsor ads
Beautiful island girls handed out the leis
Tom Ronayne and President Mike Goodson
Ginger Stone (bird on head) with Mike and Barbara Pudlo
Congressman Randy and Brenda Weber
Ken Wright wearing his parrot pith helmet.
Sherri Folger sporting
a parrot on her head
Lisa Gee and her cockatoo Coco
FOR Director Gary Kersh points
out an auction bidder
The "decorating divas"
Mickey Goolsby shows the beginning of his Margaritas and Kirk Wardlaw shows the finish.
Mini River Cleanup
Posted on Sep 30th, 2018 Comments (0)
Photo Tom Ronayne
Despite canceling of the annual FOR river cleanup due to weather conditions on Sat Sep 29th, a few river residents residing near Sweeny, forged ahead and retrieved some big debris from their part of the river leftover from Hurricane Harvey’s visit.
Thanks to Tom Ronayne, Clay Funk, Connie Funk and Son Funk for collecting and loading these items - two freezers (one was 3 miles from its door), a color TV, plastic stool, Adirondack chair, folding chair, gas can, three youth life jackets (thankfully without the youths), a mess of black plastic and miscellaneous floaters, bottles and jugs.
Thanks from all of us downriver dwellers who won’t see the stuff floating by during the next high water event.
Announcing 2018-19 FOR Board of Directors
Posted on Sep 24th, 2018 Comments (0)
Photo Tom Folger - folgerstudios.com
FOR Board of Directors elected at the Annual Meeting and Election of Directors on Sat Sep 22 are, left, Bob Bailey, Linda Wright, Valroy Maudlin, Vicki Head, George Harris, Bert Smith, Kirk Wardlaw, Mike Goodson, Brett McManus, BeBe Vazquez, Gary Kersh and Kevin Henry. Missing from the photo is Vanessa Taylor, Jim Cooper and Fred Kanter. Congrats to all!
Past Web Articles
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