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Update: Mouth of the River
Posted on Jan 13th, 2017 Comments (0)
Photo taken Jan 12, 2017
The closed mouth of the San Bernard River stops short of entering the Gulf of Mexico. Closed since 2012, everyone is waiting with great anticipation for the news it will be dredged open in the near future! 
Photo A.G. "Bert" Smith
Spring Vegetable Garden & Rainwater Harvesting Program
Posted on Jan 11th, 2017 Comments (0)
The FOR San Bernard Environmental Committee will be presenting five programs throughout the year 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. Door prizes will be awarded at each program.
The first program will be presented by Brazoria County Master Gardener John Flickinger “Grow the Best Spring Vegetable Garden”. It covers the when, where and how for planting a successful local spring vegetable garden. Emphasis will be on those varieties especially right for the Brazoria County area. Advice will include when to choose starter plants versus seeds for a bountiful crop.
Brazoria County Master Gardeners Dana Morise-Arnold and Sandy Hurst will give a presentation on “Rain Water Collection and Use”. Learn how to harvest all that rain that runs down your gutters to use for watering your garden during droughts. Concepts will be described for the economic collection and storage of this valuable resource. In addition, a hands-on demonstration will be presented for the efficient distribution of collected water for irrigating plants, shrubs and trees.
Watch the FOR website for these additional programs in the upcoming months - Boater Safety Training, mid-May, CPR Training, Maintenance of Septic Systems, and Fishing the San Bernard.
All these wonderful fruits and vegetables were brought to the last gardening program by the Brazoria County Master Gardeners.
  • Spring Vegetable Garden Program
  • Sat Jan 28, 201710:00 am - Noon
  • FOR Community Center (map)
  • 20450 CR 510 B 
  • Door Prizes / Free Admission
Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pick Up Reschuled
Posted on Jan 8th, 2017 Comments (0)
  • Adopt a Highway Clean Up
  • Sat Jan 21, 9:00 am
  • Churchill Bridge Parking Lot, FM 2611
Old man winter blew frigid air down the San Bernard putting a big chill on the Adopt a Highway trash pick-up scheduled for Sat Jan 7. With a warmer outlook in sight, it has been rescheduled for Sat Jan 21, 9:00 - 11:00 am.
Trash will be picked up on FM 2611, a mile before the Churchill Bridge and a mile after. Volunteers are needed! If you can't make it, recruit someone, lots of high school students are looking for service hour opportunities right now.
Gather first at the Churchill Bridge boat ramp parking lot at 9:00 am for your safety vest, water and trash bags. Bring a hat and gloves. Strong shoes or boots are a good idea. Not advisable for children under ten years of age.
Help keep the San Bernard looking beautiful! 
For information call Adopt a Highway Committee Chairmen:
  • Tom Ronayne 979.824.5459
  • Mike Pudlo 832.876.5522
Derelict Vessel Turn-In Program Offered
Posted on Jan 4th, 2017 Comments (0)
The Vessel Turn-In Program is an opportunity to voluntarily remove inoperable, derelict vessels under 26 feet in length during a four day event January 30 - Feb 2, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm. Boats over 26 feet willl be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Brazoria County has partnered with the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Texas Parks & Wildlife (TP&W) and Brazoria County Fire Fighters Association (BCFFA) in offering this program.
GLO and TPW will verify if the boat qualifies for disposal. BCFFA will sponsor removal of fuel, oil and batteries and the County will transport the vessel to the landfill for disposal.
Bring the boat to these drop off locations:
  • Precinct 2 County Barn, 21017 CR 717, Angleton, 979.864.1548
  • Precinct 3 County Barn, 2508 N. Gordon St, Alvin, 281.331.3197
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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