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March Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Mar 17th, 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.
 
 
Fabulous Fishing/Cooking Class
Posted on Mar 13th, 2019 Comments (1)
 
Sat Mar 30th, Noon - 2:00 pm
*Public invited, please RSVP - FREE!
FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B
One mile south of FM 521 bridge on Brazoria side of river
 
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. Learn how to expand your fishing knowledge and river techniques using the Guffey/Wingo method. Sit back and watch the fishermen chefs prepare their fish recipes, then take a bite of the finished dish and say “mmmm”!
 
*Please RSVP to website for head count. Go to “contact us” (upper left menu) select “webmaster” on drop-down list and enter number attending, then submit - remember it’s FREE!
 
 
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge Sea Turtle Program
Posted on Mar 9th, 2019 Comments (1)
 
Kemp's ridley sea turtles emerge from the sea to lay their eggs in the sand. In Texas, nesting has been documented from April through mid-July
It’s almost nesting season for the Kemp's Ridley and soon will be time to start patrolling the beaches again. San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge's Sea Turtle Program relies on volunteers to patrol the beaches from Matagorda Peninsula all the way to Quintana to benefit this endangered species.
 
Beaches to be patrolled along the San Bernard are located either side of the mouth below the Intracoastal Waterway. East of the San Bernard mouth is Wolf Island Beach typically blocked by large driftwood, logs and debris from the Brazos. West of the mouth is Refuge Beach.
 
In order to help the Refuge with Sea Turtle Patrol, you need to attend one of the training sessions for nest detection that is updated annually. Coming to the training and helping with patrols is really important to the program even if you can only do a little. If you have questions regarding the training or the Sea Turtle Program, please contact Assistant Refuge Manager, Roland Davis at 979-964-3639 or by email at roland_davis@fws.gov.
 
Training Sessions:
Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex
2547 County Rd 316, three miles west of Churchill Bridge on FM 2611
  • Wed Apr 3rd - 5:00 pm
  • Wed Apr 10th - 5:00 pm 
  • Wed May 1st - 5:00 pm
 
 
Litter Picked Up on FM 2611
Posted on Mar 2nd, 2019 Comments (0)
Photo Mike Pudlo
On Sat Mar 2nd, fifteen bags of trash, along with part of a tailgate with a license plate still attached, an animal skull and a mattress was collected by FOR volunteers in partnership with the Texas Adopt A Highway program.
 
Four times a year, a two-mile stretch of FM 2611 over the Churchill Bridge is cleaned of litter by generous FOR volunteers. They included Co-chair Mike Pudlo, Tim Logan, Jane Logan, Mike Goodson, Co-chair Tom Ronayne, Brian Meagher, Denise Wolever, Lynette Nagler, Cole Nagler and Sophia Meagher. Thanks to all these selfless volunteers for a job well done! Join in next time and be a part of the team that keeps the San Bernard looking great.
 
 
Ronayne Receives Primeau Award
Posted on Feb 24th, 2019 Comments (0)
Photo Tom Folger folgerstudios.com
Tom Ronayne received the 2019 Ralph Primeau Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding volunteer commitment for significantly contributing toward the spirit and purpose of FOR’s mission of a clean and flowing San Bernard River. This award is given each year at the annual FOR State of the River meeting, held this year on Feb 23rd.
 
Tom has been an active member of FOR serving as Director, member of the Management Committee, Vice President and President. Before becoming a member of the board he was very active in the organization as a member, for instance, he was very involved in the upgrade of the Community Center bulkhead.
 
As a past president he still serves on the Environmental Committee and co-chair of the Adopt a Highway program. He has taken the lead in the septic system education programs and has encouraged FOR to be active in the San Bernard River Hydrologic Prediction problems. Tom also represents FOR as a member of the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) for Phillips 66 and Chevron Phillips.   
 
<< Standing with Tom is Marie Breakiron, presenter of the award and last year’s 2018 award winner.
 
 
 
 
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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