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Texas Stream Team Training Class Held
Posted on Apr 14th, 2014 Comments (0)
Attending the training session was, left, Jim Hillis, Tim Logan, Will Merrell, H-GAC Texas Stream Team Coordinator, Aubin Phillips Pickens, H-GAC Senior Environmental Planner, Ken Wright, Ana Pogue and Valroy Maudlin.
Will Merrell carries items needed to collect a water sample from the river with Valroy Maudlin and Aubin Phillips Pickens.
 
Ana Pogue holds a fabric “cheat sheet” of Texas Stream Team
procedures.
 
A Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Texas Stream Team training class was held at the FOR Community Center on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Volunteers completed two phases of 
a three phase training program using test kits that measure physical and chemical parameters of the water of the San Bernard.
 
Volunteers are asked to monitor their site on the river monthly at the same time of day each month, for a two year commitment.
 
They submit their completed information to the H-GAC Texas Stream Team Coordinator. The data is forwarded and analyzed to create quality assured scientific reports. Read Valroy’s monthly reports.
 
Established in 1991 as Texas Watch, Texas Stream Team is administered through a cooperative partnership between Texas State University, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
 
 
Where in the world has the FOR flag been?
Posted on Apr 14th, 2014 Comments (0)
The FOR flag made an appearance, in what is regarded as the second, third or fifth most beautiful beach in the world, depending on who you’re talking to. The beautiful white sandy beach stretches along the entire bay on one of the gems of the Caribbean that lies between Puerto Rico and Saint Thomas.
 
 
Where in the world is the FOR flag? Look for answer next week.
 
 
Third Educational Program Planned
Posted on Apr 9th, 2014 Comments (0)
To accomplish its mission of maintaining a clean and flowing river, the FOR San Bernard Board of Directors and Environmental Committee is presenting six programs on environmental subjects. Each will be free to the public, feature "subject matter experts" on the topics, and include plenty of question and answer time so that each participant gets the information he or she needs. 
  1. "Care & Feeding of Your Septic System" held on Feb. 15
  2. "Bugs that Bite, Sting and Chew" Sat held on March 22
  3. "Gone Wild - Feral Hog Program", Sat, Apr 26, 10 am - 12 noon>>
  4. "Testing the Water of the San Bernard"
  5. "Private Water Well Maintenance"
  6. "Fire Ant Management" and "Trash Recycling & Disposal of Pharmaceuticals"
 
The third program to be presented is about how feral hogs are damaging the environment and can impact the quality of a watershed. Presented by Mark Tyson, Texas A&M Agrilife who will discuss feral hog control and management and how to create a control plan on your property. New trap designs will be on display. Come and hear the interesting presentation at the FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B (Brazoria side of the river, one mile south of FM 521 bridge) on Saturday, April 26, 10 am - 12 noon. Public invited. Door prizes. Free!
 
 
Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Posted on Apr 8th, 2014 Comments (0)
Sat Apr 19, 11:00 am, FOR Community Center
The lawn of the FOR Community Center will be full of colorful plastic eggs and teaming with tots when families gather for the annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt. The kids will have plenty of treats inside the 1,000 eggs scattered around the grounds. Kids look for the shiny gold eggs that holds a special treat.
  • Three age groups: 2 and under; 3-5 years old; 6-12 years old.
 
 
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (0)
 
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