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A River's Look Back at Last Year
Posted on Jan 4th, 2013

 
Here’s what Friends of the River San Bernard did in 2012...
 
JANUARY
  • FOR Announces 2012 Scholarship Program
  • Breakfast on the Bernard
  • FOR volunteers pick-up trash on FM 2611
FEBRUARY
  • Spring issue of CURRENT NEWS newsletter mailed
  • FOR volunteers attended H-GAC Stakeholder’s meeting in West Columbia
  • FOR Mouth Committee met with USACE Operations Mgr Michelle Matte in Galveston
  • FOR Directors attended Greater 288 Partnership Parks and Open Space meeting in Pearland
  • 7th annual FOR public State of the River meeting
MARCH
  • Added 35 acres to the conservation easement on Dyer Moore's property
  • FOR committee members attended the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office public meeting in Freeport
  • Breakfast on the Bernard
  • Two photos of river mouth published on website
APRIL
  • Breakfast on the Bernard and Easter Egg Hunt
  • Trash pickup on FM 2611
  • FOR booth at Migration Celebration
  • Progressive dinner on river (2011 River Regatta auction item)
  • River Ranger program at Wild Peach Elementary
  • FOR volunteers attended H-GAC Stakeholder’s meeting in West Columbia
MAY
  • Photo of river mouth published on website
  • Men vs Women Fourth Annual Fishing Tournament
  • River Clean Up and Hot Dog Social
  • Breakfast on the Bernard
  • River Ranger program at Newgulf Elementary
  • Planning of October fundraiser
JUNE
  • FOR receives $500 Dollars for Doers Dow grant
  • FOR volunteers judged winning barbeque entry at Brazoria’s No Name Festival Cook-off
  • Trash pick-up of FM 2611
  • FOR volunteers attended the “Discovery San Bernard Watershed Meeting” in East Bernard
JULY
  • 7th annual Fourth of July Boat Parade
  • CPR classes held at FOR Community Center
  • Photo of river mouth published on website
  • Breakfast on the Bernard
  • Call for Candidates for Board positions
AUGUST
  • Recorded the additional 35 acres to the conservation easement on Dyer Moore's property
  • FOR volunteers canoe upper San Bernard to inspect trash dump site
  • Progressive dinner on river (2011 River Regatta auction item)
  • FOR volunteers attended Community Advisory Panel meeting in Sweeny
  • FOR volunteers attended H-GAC Stakeholders meeting in West Columbia
  • FOR volunteer attended H-GAC Clean Water Initiative Workshop in Houston
  • FOR Board of Directors nominees selected
SEPTEMBER
  • Fall issue of CURRENT NEWS newsletter mailed
  • Breakfast on the Bernard
  • Election of FOR Board of Directors
  • FOR volunteers attended the H-GAC  Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination meeting in Houston
  • Photo of river mouth published on website
  • Trash pick-on of FM 2611
OCTOBER
  • River Regatta Fundraising Event
  • FOR volunteers attended H-GAC Stakeholders meeting in West Columbia
  • Photo of river mouth published on website
NOVEMBER
  • Breakfast on the Bernard
  • FOR volunteers manned two boats for public rides at Family Day at Hanson County Park
  • River Ranger booth at Family Day at Hanson County Park
  • FOR volunteers attended Phillips 66 Community Advisory Panel (CAP) in Sweeny
  • Photo of river mouth and Brazoria County Parks Survey on website
DECEMBER
  • Breakfast on the Bernard
  • 26th annual Christmas Boat Parade
  • River Ranger program at Wild Peach Elementary
  • 2013 Scholarship applications sent to 14 high schools in watershed
  • Article in SOUTHERN BOATING about San Bernard
  • Article in IMPACT magazine about San Bernard
  • Photo of river mouth published on website​
... and the best part of it all, it brought fun and fulfillment to all who joined in and volunteered!
 
 
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