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Where in the world is the FOR flag?
Posted on Oct 24th, 2016 Comments (0)
Four San Bernardites, currently cruising the South Pacific, had to keep an eye out for falling coconuts while hanging the FOR flag in this far away destination. It's located south of the equator approximately 6,744 miles from the United States. It is composed of 300 different islands of which only 100 are inhabited. In February of this year, this place was hit by the strongest recorded cyclone in the country’s history. It's a wonder there are any coconuts left hanging at all.
Where in the world is the FOR flag, and no, this is not the east bank of the San Bernard…answer next week. Click on  "Comments" just below the title if you think you know. Sorry, no prize!
October Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Oct 21st, 2016 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. The test reports the pH level, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and other indicators of water quality in the San Bernard.
Monitors in the tidal water (bodies of water that are subject to the ebb and flow of ordinary tides below the salt water dam) of the river are now asked to report both conductivity (measured with an electronic meter in micro siemens per centimeter or milli siemens per centimeter)  and salinity measured with a hydrometer and temperature using a table and reported as parts per thousand (ppt)
October Field Observation Note: pH higher than usual
Get Involved - FOR Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Scheduled
Posted on Oct 19th, 2016 Comments (0)
9:45 am
Churchill Bridge
Parking Lot
Breakfast on the Bernard
8:30 - 9:30 am
Dido’s Restaurant
Two FOR events back-to-back on SAT NOV 5th
Immediately following the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month Breakfast on the Bernard, the second FOR Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup of the year is scheduled along FM 2611. The goal is to clean a one mile stretch of road located either side of the Churchill Bridge. This prevents trash thrown along the roadside from being washed into the river. Everyone is invited to participate!
Volunteers should meet at the Churchill Bridge boat ramp parking area at 9:45 am and wear a hat, gloves, sunscreen and mosquitoes repellent. Strong shoes or boots are a good idea. TXDOT and FOR supplies bottled water, safety vests and trash bags.
Be sure and fuel up first with breakfast at the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month FOR Breakfast on the Bernard at Dido’s Restaurant (located not far from the bridge). Breakfast is served from 8:30 - 9:30 am. Cost is $8 and kids under ten eat free. The coffee’s hot and so’s the conversation!
Call Co-chairs Mike Pudlo, 832.876.5522 or Tom Ronayne 979.345.2111 for information or just show up and help pick up. Help keep the San Bernard looking beautiful!
Amazing Moon Over the River
Posted on Oct 18th, 2016 Comments (0)
Here's a little Ray Charles, feel free to change to the word Miami to San Bernard.
This past October weekend, a full moon rose over the San Bernard called a hunter's moon. The October moon rises slightly earlier than in other months  giving more light during a 24-hr day, making it handy for hunters.  
Keep your camera ready since supermoons will rise on Nov 14 and Dec 14. The November moon, according to NASA, will be "not only the closest full moon of 2016 (222,365 miles from Earth) but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century." And it won't be this close to Earth again until 34 years later. 
FOR Announces its 2016 Officers
Posted on Oct 17th, 2016 Comments (0)
Mike Goodson
Vice President 
Fred Kanter
Treas/Asst Secretary
Marie Breakiron
Secretary/Asst Treas
Bob Bailey
Friends of the River San Bernard announces the election of officers to the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors. The new officers, whose terms begin immediately, are charged with providing guidance and overall leadership of FOR San Bernard. All officers to the Board are elected by the Board of Directors at the October meeting and will serve a one year term ending in mid-October 2017. See the complete Friends of the River SB Board of Directors.
ALERT just hitting the air waves- Gulf needs fresh water
Posted on Oct 13th, 2016 Comments (0)
Conservation Groups Sue Over Fresh Water Issue
October 13, 2016
(Houston, TX)  --  Conservation groups say not enough fresh water is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and they are now suing the federal government to do something about it. A lawsuit was filed yesterday by the Matagorda Bay Foundation and the Gulf Restoration Network over the federal government's failure to update a fishery management plan for the Gulf. Environmentalists say the update is desperately needed to ensure enough fresh water flows in to protect coastal fishing. Without it, shrimps, crab, redfish and flounder will die off.
Woo Hoo!!! Now's the time to open the mouth of the San Bernard!
More Fundraiser Shenanigans
Posted on Oct 12th, 2016 Comments (0)
Photos Tom Folger, folger
Not only did Esther Dossey hook-up with Elvis at the fundraiser, she also won the gun raffle. Look out Elvis, she may have plans for you.
While everyone else was giving the surfer dude “hang loose” gesture, Pearland City Councilman Greg Hill lowered his pinky finger and gave a thumbs up as wife Amy looks on!
Elena Berger helped concoct the “Blue Hawaii” cocktail served to the arrivals.
Ginger Stone was the other half of the “Blue Hawaii” cocktail concoctors.
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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