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Environmental Committee Series of Past Educational Programs
- Gardening Program Sat Aug 10, FOR Community Center
- "What Happens When It Rains" Flood Program Sat Jul 30, FOR Community Center
- Fourteen Complete NASBLA Sat May 11, FOR Community Center
- Guffey-Wingo Catch'em & Cook'em Class Sat Mar 30, FOR Community Center
- Septic System Program Sat Feb 16, FOR Community Center
- Gardening Program Sat Aug 11, FOR Community Center
- Boater Education Class Held Sat Jun 23, FOR Community Center
- Fishing Cooking Class a Five Star Event Sat Apr 28, FOR Community Center
- Introduction to Onsite Wastewater Treatment Sat Mar 3, FOR Community Center
- Fishing the San Bernard Sat Aug 5, FOR Community Center
- Septic System Program Sat Apr 29, FOR Community Center
- Gardening and Rainwater Harvesting Program, Sat Jan 28 FOR Community Center
- "Let's Talk Fishing" Sat Jun 18, 2016, FOR Community Center
- Boating Safety, Sat May 28, 2016, FOR Community Center
- "Get (Water) Well Educated", Sat Jul 18, 2015 FOR Community Center
- "Learn the Secrets of an Efficient Septic Tank System", Sat Jun 13, 2015
- "Boating Safely on the San Bernard", Sat May 30, 2015 FOR Community Center
- "How Does Your Garden Grow?", Sat Feb 14, 2015 FOR Community Center
- "Fire Ant Management Program", Sat Mar 16, 2015, FOR Community Center
- “Care & Feeding of Your Septic System", Sat Feb 15, 2014, FOR Community Center
- "Bugs that Bite, Sting and Chew", Sat Mar 22, 2014, FOR Community Center
- "Gone Wild - Feral Hog Program" Sat Apr 26, 2014 FOR Community Center
- "Testing the Water of the San Bernard" Sat Jun 14, 2014, FOR Community Center
- "Fire Ant Management", Sat Aug 16, 2014, FOR Community Center
Breakfast on the Bernard
Everyone's invited to the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month FOR hosted Breakfast on the Bernard where you can catch up on news of the river. The coffee’s hot and so’s the conversation!. Cost for breakfast — $10 for adults, $5 for children (under 3 yrs, no charge). Be sure and stay long enough to hear FOR announcements!
FOR Community Center Events
- Texas Stream Team Training Class, Thu Apr10, 2014
- Men vs Women Fishing Tournament, Sat May18, 2013 Tournament results
FOR Logo seen at "Brazoria County Day 2019"
FOR donated a truck load of bottled water to be handed out at Brazoria County Day 2019 on Tue Mar 5, 2019 in Austin, Texas. The labels on the bottles have the FOR logo and the Brazoria County Day logo. Some of the "World's Largest Shrimp Cocktail" was washed down with FOR water.
Hunts For Heroes
Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) Program
February 15 – April 17, 2010
This is the first Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) to complete the required training program of eight classes held at the FOR Community Center. The program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Third Annual Men vs Women Fishing Tournament
Sat Mar 19, 2011
Women declared the BEST FISHERMEN ON THE BERNARD at third Women vs Men Fishing Tournament
Women's Team was represented by Marilyn Shockley, Suzanne Goodson, Marie Breakiron, Vanessa Taylor, Vickie Smirch and Emily Myers who caught total weight of 35.2 lbs
Men's Team was represented by Trevor Moczygemba, Chris Moczygemba, Colton Moore, Chaney Moore, Eric Lavin, Bob Bailey, Wayne Head and Justin Henderson who caught total weight of 22.65 lbs. (There's always next year guys.)
Second Annual Men vs. Women Fishing Tournament
Men declared BEST FISHERMEN ON THE BERNARD
1st place – Cole Swanson, 5.6 lb redfish
2nd place – Chaney Moore, 4.7 lb redfish
1st place – Elan Graham, 2.7 lb flounder
1st place – Colton Moore 2.5 lb catfish
2nd place – Wil Myers .9 lb sand trout
3rd place – Elna Graham .8 lb sand trout
Hardest Luck Catch – John Wallace
Strangest Catch – Marie Breakiron
Men – 8.2 lbs. vs. Women – 2.9 lbs. (total weight of the largest prize winning fish
H-GAC San Bernard Watershed Project
Boat Trip November 16, 2009
San Bernard River Watershed Protection Plan 12/19/2012
L. to R: Ken Wright; Kim Northon; Justin Bower, Senior Environmental Planner, Houston-Galveston Area Council; Marilyn Shockley; Larry Vacek; Vanessa Taylor; Brian Koch, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board; Aubin Phillips, Senior Environmental Planner, Houston-Galveston Area Council; Nelson Taylor
The strong north winds gusting on Monday didn't stop the representatives from the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board from touring the San Bernard River. This was their first boat trip on the San Bernard. They wanted to see the San Bernard first hand to assist them in the upcoming H-GAC watershed management project.
After a warm greeting and a quick breakfast at the Community Center, eleven F.O.R. members, plus guests, Justin Bower and Aubin Phillips from H-GAC and Brian Koch, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, set off for a day exploring the river. First stop was the Conoco-Phillips Spillway, north of Hwy 35 and then back down to the mouth of the river. F.O.R. members took turns pointing out various landmarks and telling the stories that went along with them.
Bowers, Phillips and Koch were impressed to see the outcome of the effort that opened the mouth of the river from beginning to end. Many photos were taken as reference for the on-going presentations of the San Bernard Watershed Project which will enhance the region's natural environment.
Kim & Dennis Northon provided their boat for the day-long trip.
Justin Bower and Aubin Phillips, Houston-Galveston Area Council at the Conoco-Phillips spillway
Larry Vacek's vessel at the Conoco-Phillips spillway