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The Guffey-Wingo Fish Cooking Class
Posted on Apr 19th, 2018 Comments (0)
FOR Environmental Committee presents the second program of 2018. Open to the public – FREE !
Sat Apr 28, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B
Top-notch local fishermen and self-made chefs, Tom Guffey and Ronnie Wingo, will regale you with stories and tips of how to catch ‘em and cook ‘em at this second public education program hosted by FOR San Bernard. Attendees sit back and watch the fishermen chefs prepare their fish recipes. 
Tom Guffey has extensive fishing experience from Matagorda to Sargent since the 1960's but the San Bernard is his "go to" spot. Ronnie Wingo has lived and fished on the San Bernard his whole life.  
  • Learn how to expand your fishing knowledge and river techniques using Guffey/Wingo methods
  • Includes tastings of their prepared dishes
  • Enjoy this fun, entertaining and educational program
>> To determine amount of fish needed for program, please RSVP by going to upper left menu Contact Us, select Webmaster from drop down list, give your name and number attending and then Submit. It's free!
Government Officials Make Second Visit to Mouth
Posted on Apr 17th, 2018 Comments (0)
State Representative Dennis Bonnen and Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush tour the San Bernard.   Photo State Rep Dennis Bonnen Facebook
On Tue Apr 17, Representative Dennis Bonnen, Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush,  Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta, Commissioner Dude Payne and Constable David Thacker toured the San Bernard River. Chris Sallese, Dannebaum Engineering explained the issues of dredging and flood mitigation. Also discussed was Brazoria County’s commitment to open the mouth of the San Bernard using RESTORE grant funds and its future maintenance.
Note: It was the San Bernard River that was toured, not the "San Brazos River",  as it was referred to in the first paragraph of the front page article "Team Effort" in THE FACTS Wed Apr 18 newspaper.
Ranger Program Presented at West Columbia Elementary
Posted on Apr 16th, 2018 Comments (0)
West Columbia Elementary first period fifth-grade Science class.
West Columbia Elementary second period fifth-grade Science Class. Teacher Phyllis Chappell is wearing the only pink t-shirt.
West Columbia Elementary third period fifth-grade Science class.
West Columbia Elementary fourth period fifth-grade Science class.
On April 16, a FOR Ranger program was presented to 121 students of West Columbia Elementary teacher Phyllis Chappell fifth-grade science classes. A  discussion of the watershed and its environmental concerns was given by Ranger instructor Adalia Maudlin. Instructor Mike Goodson discussed the different fish species found in the San Bernard, after which, the students enthusiastically told their “mostly true” fish stories. This was followed by an active hands-on session of nautical knot tying demonstrated by instructor Ken Wright. Adding an exciting finish during the last program was a school practice fire drill where everyone trooped outside to enjoy a few minutes of Spring weather. 
Each student received a Ranger t-shirt and a packet containing information about the San Bernard watershed. Photos of the lucky winners of a rod and reel, whose names were drawn from each of the four classes, are shown below.
Christoper Garza
Estrella Codero
Pierce White
Braden French
April Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Apr 13th, 2018 Comments (0)
H-GAC Texas Stream Team volunteers Valroy Maudlin and Tim Logan, using a test kit, measure the physical and chemical parameters of San Bernard River at two locations. Valroy tests off his pier at CR 496, 1.6 miles upstream from the Churchill BridgeTim Logan tests off his dock at Rio Vista, 4.5 miles downstream from the Churchill Bridge. Both tests are done on the same day at the same time each month.
The test reports the pH level, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the water. On March 2017, a bacterium enteroccocus test was added, conducted through a partnership with Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF)
Two forms are shown for comparison as the data collected from the two locations can vary.
Remembering Departed Friends
Posted on Apr 13th, 2018 Comments (3)
Sweet is the memory of departed river friends! Like the mellow rays of the setting sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
Departed this year:
Buddy Leon Kenneda
Buddy's wife, Eileen Kenneda. has requested that donations in Buddy’s memory may be made to:
Friends of the River San Bernard
P.O. Box 93 
Brazoria, Tx 77422
River Railroad Bridge to be Closed During Memorial Weekend
Posted on Apr 7th, 2018 Comments (0)
An email was received from the Project Manager for the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge replacement over the San Bernard. It stated the river will be closed to marine traffic starting Sat May 26 to Fri Jun 1 for bridge change out. This is Memorial Weekend and stops boaters from using the whole river. President Mike Goodson has called Anthony Raphael, Project Manager and discussed since this falls on Memorial weekend, a popular time for boaters. He is to send an email with complaint that will be forwarded to UPRR and Coast Guard. When something is found out a notice will be posted on the website. 
Email any complaints to Tony Raphael, Project Manager, Union Pacific Railroad Bridge, at araphael@americanbridge.net
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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