November Meeting Report
Posted on Nov 6th, 2021
These reports are a way to let the public know what FOR’s been up to. It’s also a way that someone can determine if there is any way they’d like to get involved in things. Please contact FOR if you are interested. (Select WEBMASTER on the CONTACT US drop down list.)
- Fri Nov 12 Texas Stream Team Water Quality Test on San Bernard
H-GAC Texas Stream Team volunteer Denise Wolever uses a test kit to measure the physical and chemical parameters of San Bernard River and tests off her pier six miles downstream from Churchill Bridge at CR 469. The test reports the pH level, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the water.
- Sat Nov 6 Breakfast on the Bernard (BOB), Dido's Restaurant
Twenty-five attendees ate a hardy breakfast on Sat morning. President Kirk Wardlaw and Vice President John Swanson were absent so Director Tom Ronayne gave a short solution for water pollution questions, also gave FOR announcements including the Nov 13th gator program, the Dec 11th boat parade and the twelve days of toy giving starting Dec. 1st. Details on the website. All friends are invited to attend the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month breakfast and find out what's happening on the river.
- Thu Nov 4 FOR Environmental Committee, Dido’s Restaurant
Eleven people attended the FOR Environmental Committee regular monthly meeting. Three permanent anti-litter signs have been donated to Brazoria County Parks Dept for installation at Hanson County Park boat ramp, FM 521 boat ramp and Churchill Bridge boat ramp. “While it may not make a dramatic impact on the quantity of trash in the river it might make people a little more self-conscious about throwing liter in the water or allowing it to blow out of their boat” stated Justin Hillis, Chairman Environmental Committee.
Final details were discussed about the upcoming public education program "Alligators: Fact, Fiction, Myths and Legends" Sat Nov 13th, 10 am - Noon, FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B. The FREE, open to the public program, will address being safe around alligators.
Adopt a Highway roadside trash pickups have been paused until next year due to bridge construction and road resurfacing on FM 2611. Also discussed at the meeting was waste water treatment plants, their regulation, inspection, violations and their impact on the river.