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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.
 
 
 
 
Septic System Program Planned
Posted on Feb 12th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
Show some love!
FOR Environmental Committee Program
“Keeping your Septic System Functioning Properly”
Sat Feb 16th (two days after Valentine’s Day)
10:00 -12:00 noon
FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B
FREE! Door prizes!
 
Show some love to your septic system, whether convention or aerobic, with routine preventative maintenance that will result in it having a long and happy life. Speaker Ryan Gerlich from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will tell you how to keep it working and will answer all your questions. Learn about EPA and TCEQ funding available to pump out and inspect 25 septic systems in the San Bernard watershed.
 
In addition to the free pump outs offered at the program by Ryan, H-GAC offers funding for repair or replacement of conventional or aerobic systems to homeowners who meet certain income restrictions.
 
Don’t miss it –– two days after Valentine’s Day!
 
 
"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. 
 
Speakers:
  • 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
1937-2019
 
 
 
YesterYears on the San Bernard
Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019 Comments (0)
If you are interested in past history of the San Bernard, be sure and read “YesterYears - 50 Years Ago” compiled from old archives in THE FACTS newspaper. It appears on page 4C, Sun Feb 3rd. It tells of the fight by citizens and Commissioner’s court to prevent pollution of the San Bernard in the year 1969.
 
On another historical note, 14 years later, in 1983, a sinkhole opened overnight at Boling, TX that borders the San Bernard and was the site of Texas Sulfur Co. drilling. Link: “A sinkhole opened overnight and swallowed two pickup trucks”.
 
 
Annual Crab Trap Removal on River
Posted on Feb 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
This art has appeared on a FOR shirt.
Texas Parks and Wildlife and Brazoria County Parks Dept. are planning to hold its annual Crab Trap Removal Program on the San Bernard on Feb 15-24. Assisting them is the Brazoria County Paddler’s Club who will use their Feb 16 kayaking trip to collect and remove old abandoned crab traps along the river. The group will be launching at River’s End Boat Ramp, end of FM 2918, from 8:30 - 9:00 am.
 
To volunteer and to reserve a kayak, available on a first-com, first-serve basis from the Parks Dept, contact Mike Mullenweg 979.864.1152, or email  mikem@brazoria-county.com
 
 
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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