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Take a Look Back at Last Year
Posted on Jan 2nd, 2018

July
  • Jul 1 - Regular first-Sat-of-the-month “Breakfast on the Bernard”
  • Jul 1 - Annual FOR July 4th boat parade
  • Jul 11 - Brazoria County Commissioners’ Court recognized FOR's $10,000 Hanson Riverside County Park donation.
  • Jul 11 - Water quality test (two locations) for Texas Stream Team
  • Jul 11 - FOR Directors Valroy Maudlin and Tom Ronayne attended Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Texas Watershed Steward Program in Angleton
  • Jul 12 - A historic look back at the San Bernard schooner
  • Jul 22 - A historic look back at Hinkle’s Ferry
  • Jul 29 - Article on new hurricane satellites
August
  • Aug 1 - Regular first-Sat-of-the-month “Breakfast on the Bernard”
  • Aug 1 - FOR Directors Valroy Maudlin and Tom Ronayne attended the H-GAC Brazos Colorado Coastal Basin Characterization Report
  • Aug 5 - FOR San Bernard Environmental Committee public education program “Fishing the San Bernard”
  • Aug 8 - Water quality test (two locations) for Texas Stream Team
  • Aug 9 - “It Doesn’t Always Pay to be a Good Samaritan” story of incident on the river
  • Aug 21 - The Eclipse - As Seen On the River
  • Aug 24 - First wave of Hurricane Harvey wind and rain arrives on the San Bernard
September
  • Sep 2 - “Breakfast on the Bernard” cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey
  • Sep 3 - Mouth of river breaks opens from pressure of hurricane flood waters, river level drops within hours and recovery slowly begins  
  • Sep 7 - A Kevin Henry inspired “Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort” helped the devastated community with food and donated items at the old McCoy building. A total of 10,000 meals served, $7,500 cash raised, and 50 volunteers showed up every day to help. Congratulations for a job well done and FOR is proud to have Kevin as a Director.
  • Sep 8 - Mouth update, photos showing flood water pushing through mouth
  • Sep 10 - Mouth update, photo two days later
  • Sep 12 - Use caution warning on river and mosquito spraying notice
  • Sep 16 - Mouth update, photo shows opening from a big Hurricane Harvey push
  • Sep 17 - FOR public meeting held, web published various river updates and phone numbers 
  • Sep 19 -  Water quality test (two locations) for Texas Stream Team
  • Sep 19 - San Bernard River H-GAC Watershed Protection Plan approved
  • Sep 20 -  Links to Harvery Resource Guide 
  • Sep 20 - GLO info regarding repairing and dredging on river
  • Sep 21 - Notice that barge traffic temporarily halted on river
  • Sep 24 - Notice that FM 521 boat ramp is open
  • Sep 25 - Link to Corps of Engineers Restoration Permit #45 that allows for the restoration of uplands  and structures lost or damaged due to the recent natural disaster. 
  • Sep 26 - Mouth update, photo showing sand deposits rapidly building
  • Sep 29 - Survey vessels seen on river
October
  • Oct 3 - Harvest Moon Cocktail
  • Oct 5 - Link to Sweeny Texas History website
  • Oct 6 - Vintage Christmas Decorations for river sold out
  • Oct 7 - M/V Mark E. Flynn seen trippin' on the tiver
  • Oct 10 - Public signup made available on FOR website to GLO for reporting river hazards
  • Oct 10 - Water quality test (two locations) for Texas Stream Team
  • Oct 11 - Mouth update, a boater’s observation
  • Oct 13 - 2017 Fundraiser postponed
  • Oct 13 - FOR elects new officers
  • Oct 17 - Update on receiving RESTORE ACT Funds
  • Oct 21 - Peach Creek shows height of flood water
  • Oct 25 - Seen on the river, Miss Angelica pushing Miss Brittany down
  • Oct 27 - Photo of controlled burn at San Bernard NWR
November
  • Nov 4 - Regular first-Sat-of-the-month “Breakfast on the Bernard”
  • Nov 4 - FOR Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup along FM 2611 
  • Nov 7 - Mouth update, photo showing rapid buildup of sand bar
  • Nov 10 - Update to GLO Sep 25 letter
  • Nov 14 - Water quality test (two locations) for Texas Stream Team
  • Nov 27 - Update on GLO debris removal from river
December
  • Dec 1 - Mouth update, photo of buildup of sand blocking mouth
  • Dec 2 - Regular first-Sat-of-the-month “Breakfast on the Bernard”
  • Dec 4 - Satellite photo showing hurricane flood waters entering Gulf along coast
  • Dec 7 - FOR Environmental Committee members Valroy Maudlin and Tim Logan attended H-GAC Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin Water Quality Project Stakeholder meeting in Wharton
  • Dec 9 - 31st Annual Christmas Boat Parade, FOR Community Center open house for public view of boat parade entries 
  • Dec 11 - Boat Parade winners announced
  • Dec 12 - Water quality test (two locations) for Texas Stream Team
  • Dec 15 - 2018 San Bernard Watershed Scholarship Opportunity
  • Dec 19 - Story “The Day Two Astronauts Said They Saw a UFO Wearing a Red Suit” 
  • Dec 20 - Mouth update, photo “Santa Shocked at Size of Sand Bar”
  • Dec 21 - Update, RESTORE Act funds coming to Texas 
  • Dec 30 - Newspaper article on runaway barge during hurricane
Note Editor's New Year's Resolution: ’I'm gonna go on a diet and exercise every day. I will definitely lose weight this…oh wait, is that cake?
 
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