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Mouth Restoration Project Now Accepting Public Comments
Posted on May 25th, 2017

 
The mouth needs your voice!
 
 
 
Here is your opportunity to voice your opinion regarding the Mouth of the San Bernard River Restoration Project. A 45 day public input period is now available. 
 
After completion of the public input phase, submission to the U.S. Treasury for securing funds will be done. This is why our voice to open the mouth is important! https://www.restorethetexascoast.org
 
Note, if you have not already read about the mouth project, click on this LINK, enlarge the map a few times by hitting the  + sign and click on the diamond icon that says “Mouth of the San Bernard River Restoration Project” located just south of Freeport. You will see the project description there.
 
 
 
Restore the historical flow of the San Bernard River to the Gulf of Mexico by dredging the mouth of the San Bernard River that is currently silted in. Restoring the flow will benefit the threatened and endangered species habitat, essential fish habitat, as well as improve the overall environmental and economic health of the Texas coastal estuary system. 
 
Need help in writing - here's a sample letter.
 
Your name
Your Address
City, State, Zip
 
Date
 
I believe reopening the mouth of the San Bernard to the Gulf of Mexico would have major restoration benefits for the Texas coastal estuary system, including
 
1.    Fish habitat
2.    Coastal-dependent species of wildlife
3.    Bird species
4.    Brackish coastal marsh areas – nursery for shrimp, crab
5.    Coastal beach area, vegetation, dunes
 
It would also improve the
 
1.    Tidal water and mud flats
2.    Reduce flooding-related river conditions
3.    Barges dangerously navigating the ICW and Brozos flood gates due to unnatural currents
4.    Fish pass from Gulf to river
 
I understand reopening the mouth is just one of the many challenging issues facing the Texas Gulf Coast, however, one that can be solved.
 
Looking forward to having a great river made even better.
 
Sincerely,
Your Name
 
Copy (or compose your own version of the letter) and email to
Deadline: Written comments should be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 pm central time on Fri Jun 30, 2017 (extended due to MIP revisions).
 
 
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