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Link to National Hurricane Center
Posted on Jul 28th, 2014 Comments (0)
A link to the NOAA National Hurricane Center website has been added at the bottom of this page. On the NHC website, just above the map is a new five-day forecast instead of the usual two day outlook allowing us to be jittery for five days instead of the usual two days when a hurricane is forecast. If you poke around on the site long enough you can learn about the "The Mariners' 1-2-3 Rule" of the dangers of a hurricane.
Mouth Update at Sat. Breakfast
Posted on Jul 27th, 2014 Comments (0)

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 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
< Photo Courtesy: Albert Smith, Rio Vista
Taken on Sat. July 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. showing the closed mouth. Boaters visiting the mouth are inside the two circles. Intracoastal waterway in upper right corner.
Immediately following breakfast is the program on private well management at the FOR Community Center. See article below...
Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 2
Posted on Jul 27th, 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.  
FOR Fundraiser Planned
Posted on Jul 24th, 2014 Comments (0)
  • Saturday, October 4th 
  • 6:00 pm
  • FOR Community Center grounds
  • 20450 CR 510-B
  • Held under a huge party tent
All friends of the river are invited to attend the "Escape to the Tropics" Friends of the River San Bernard fundraiser. Planning is in progress for a blowout island-style party held under a huge party tent on the east bank of the river.
You’ll be welcomed by the sound of live island steel drums and a flower lei placed around your neck by by a lovely island native.  Enjoy a meal of whole roasted pig, cooked by Chef John Wallace, plus trimmings, a live auction, live music and dancing on an outdoor dance floor.
Tickets are priced at $20 for the event. See article “Island Party Tickets on Sale” below for additional information. Dress code is tropical island attire – hawaiian shirt, shorts, muumuus, sarongs and flip flops.
Proceeds from this fun-filled evening will be used to provide FOR programs: Adopt A Highway, boat parades, Breakfast on the Bernard, Conservation Easement, Environmental educational programs, river cleanups, the River Ranger watershed program for schools and six college scholarships.
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.  
To order tickets
  • Print ticket order form, tickets will be returned by mail, OR
  • Call Marilyn, 979.798.1188 office, 979.482.0368 cell, Century 21, (log cabin) 908 S. Brooks, Brazoria, Tx
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.
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (0)
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