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Septic System Program Held Sat
Posted on Feb 17th, 2019 Comments (0)
If you were unable to attend but would like to apply for a free pump out and inspection Contact:
<< Program facilitator Tom Ronayne stands with speaker Ryan Gerlich, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Photos Tim Logan
Forty-two people gathered at the FOR Community Center on Sat Feb 16th to hear Ryan Gerlich from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service present a program on On Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF's) or what we lay persons call "septic systems."  
Attendees learned how septic and aerobic systems should be designed for specific soil type, lot size and home occupancy.  Between his "show and tell" props, PowerPoint slides and generous Q&A time, Ryan was able to help the audience understand how their systems are constructed, how to operate them, e.g., what should and shouldn't go into them, and what routine maintenance is required for each type of system. 
This year Ryan has grant funding to do 25 free pump outs and inspections for OSSF owners in our area, and a number those present filled out an application to be considered for one of these "no fault" inspections. 
February Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Feb 15th, 2019 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 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.
San Bernard River RR Bridge
Posted on Feb 13th, 2019 Comments (0)
Here is fast moving, start to finish, video of the San Bernard River bridge that Union Pacific replaced last year.
Note: To repeat watching video click on reverse arrow lower left corner.
"State of the River" Meeting Planned
Posted on Feb 10th, 2019 Comments (0)
Sat Feb 23rd
4:30 - 6:30 pm 
River Rendezview Party Barn
2922 CR 519 (Dido's)
Gumbo / Bar available to order 
14th Annual State of the River Meeting         Public invited!
Hear FOR report on last year's accomplishments and goals for the upcoming year. The annual Ralph Primeau Memorial Award will be presented to the person whom FOR feels has significantly contributed toward the spirit and purpose of the FOR mission. 
  • U.S Representative Randy Weber, 14th Congressional District of Texas, "What's going on in DC"
  • County Commissioner Dude Payne, "What's going on or not going on with reopening the Mouth"
  • Gil Rascoe, VP of Operations, Btel, "Fiber to the Home"
Remembering Departed Friends
Posted on Feb 7th, 2019 Comments (0)
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 Mon Feb 4, 2019
Pete "Dido" Smirch
FOR College Scholarships Available
Posted on Jan 8th, 2019 Comments (0)
Now is the time to start thinking about the Friends of the River San Bernard Watershed Scholarship opportunity. Graduating 2019 Seniors that are residing or have a primary residence in, or attending a high school with an attendance zone in the San Bernard Watershed can apply for one of the six $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate a direct connection between their career path and the betterment of the environment.
Completed applications must be returned between Fri Feb 1st and Mon Apr 15th, 2019.
These scholarships are a way to invest in the future of the San Bernard River community. The Scholarship Program is funded by FOR San Bernard through their annual October fund raising event.
If you have any questions, e-mail Fred KanterScholarship Committee Chairman, at Contact Us (select Scholarships on drop down list) or phone 979.482.6429
Scholarship applications will be submitted to these 14 high schools: Bellville, Brazos, Sealy, Brazosport, Columbia, Sweeny, Columbus, Rice, Lamar Consolidated, Needville, Boling, East Bernard, El Campo and Wharton.
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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