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FOR Board of Directors Nominees Now Accepted
Posted on Aug 31st, 2015 Comments (0)
Election of Directors:
Annual Meeting
Sat Sep 19, 2015
4:30 p.m.
Dido’s Restaurant
Everyone’s invited!
Nomination Deadline: TODAY Mon Aug 31, 2015
The Friends of the River San Bernard Board of Directors is comprised of fifteen persons who each serve a three-year term. Each year, five positions (1/3 of the board) are open for election by the public. A person may run for election for two consecutive terms and then must vacate the board for one year before running again for election.
If you are interested in placing your name for nomination, or if you know of someone who may be interested in a position on the board, please contact Ana Pogue, Nominating Committee Chairman at or President Tom Ronayne, at You’ll receive a Nominee Questionnaire that can be answered online. A copy of the questionnaire is provided here for your examination.
River Cleanup Plans Underway
Posted on Aug 27th, 2015 Comments (0)
Mark your calendar and join the rest of the river rats in cleaning up the river!
  • River Clean-up Day
  • Sat Sep 12th
  • 8:00 am - Noon
  • Afterparty right after
  • T-shirts provided
  • Watch for details
  • Volunteer - email Russell at
Feelin' Hot Hot Hot!!
Posted on Aug 24th, 2015 Comments (0)
It's not just the weather that's making you feel hot hot hot! It's the start of preparations for the "Escape to the Tropics - Island LuWow". The island fever fundraiser will be held under a huge party tent at the FOR Community Center located on the east bank of the river, a mile south of the FM 521 bridge on Saturday, October 3rd, 6:00 p.m.

Upon arrival you'll have a welcoming lei placed around your neck and a serving of special island punch placed in your hand. Listen to the sound of steel drums while enjoying a meal of roasted pig and tropical dishes, followed by a live auction and music while dancing under the stars.
Helpers are needed with the Island LuWoW and auction. Select "River Raiser" on the drop down list and volunteer. Mahalo nui loa na ho'olaule'a me la kaua
Buy your fundraiser event tickets now and save $5 a ticket!
Tickets are now available to the FOR San Bernard “Escape to the Tropics - Island LuWow”, Sat Oct 3rd. Get an early bird ticket price of $20 – save $5 a ticket. Ticket price the day of the event is $25. Price includes an island-style meal, auction, music and dancing. Limited number of tickets sold.
Your tickets will be available at the door in your name on the evening of the event. if you wish to receive a confirmation of ticket purchase include your email address with your check, otherwise, your cancelled check is your receipt.
Reserve your ticket(s) now by mailing your check (number of tickets X $20 each) to: 
Friends of the River San Bernard
PO Box 93,
Brazoria, Tx 77422
Buy your tickets now and save $5 a ticket! Mahalo (island thank you)
We’re going whole hog at the FOR LuWow
  • Roasted Kalua Pig
  • Island Chicken
  • Polynesian Rice 
  • Pineapple Sweet Sauce 
  • Hawaiian Candied Yams  
  • Outrigger Corn on Cob 
  • Homemade Rolls & Butter
M/V Miss Geri Caught Fire
Posted on Aug 22nd, 2015 Comments (0)
From The Bay Area Citizen newspaper
USCG RELEASE Thu Aug 20, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew medevaced a 46-year-old man who reportedly suffered from smoke inhalation near San Leon, Texas.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received a distress call via VHF-FM channel 16 from the crew of the 50-foot towing vessel Kennedy Grace, which was towing the motor vessel Miss Geri, which caught fire. A crew member aboard Miss Geri reportedly suffered smoke inhalation and was reportedly suffering from chest pains.
A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium small boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Galveston arrived on scene and safely medevaced the Miss Geri crewman. The rescue crew brought the man to local EMS, who took him for further medical treatment to UTMB in Galveston.
The four crewmembers of the Miss Geri were able to safely abandon ship and board the Kennedy Grace.
Two Houston fireboat crews arrived on scene to assist in putting out the fire on the Miss Geri
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
M/V Miss Geri traveling the San Bernard
RESTORE Council's Draft Initial FPL
Posted on Aug 21st, 2015 Comments (0)
On August 13, 2015, another important milestone in Gulf restoration was reached: the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released its draft Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL), proposing approximately $139.6 million worth of projects and programs. (Look for the RESTORE Act “pot 2".)
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) breaks down what the FPL is, what's in the FPL, and how the public can engage.  So far, here’s who’s listed on the draft FPL for Texas - Galveston Bay, Matagorda Bay and Laguna Madre.
A public meeting to discuss the draft FPL will be held in Corpus Christi on August 20, 2015, 6:00 pm at Texas A&M University, 6300 Ocean Drive. This is the only one scheduled for Texas. If you care to comment (deadline Sept. 28th) online the email address is
ELI hosted webinar "RESTORE Council Funded Priorities List: Timelines, Participation, and Next Steps” on Tue Aug 25th, 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Register here.
August Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Aug 20th, 2015 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.
"Measurements, Comments and Field Observations" for August: Lots of Crabs! Conductivity meter not working, used hydrometer  >View August's Report   >View past year's reports
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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