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July Meeting Reports
Posted on Jul 18th, 2013
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 Volunteer on the "Contact Us" drop down list.)
Representing FOR at the meeting was Mouth Committee Co-chairs Nick Fratila and Mike Goodson and FOR VP Suzanne Goodson. Also attending the meeting was Dianna Kile with Congressman Weber’s office, Port Freeport, Texas General Land Office (GLO), US Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District and Commissioner Pct. 1 Dude Payne.
The meeting was held to develop a plan to seek funds related to the Deepwater Horizon spill that the state is to receive through the Gulf Coast Restoration Council. Congressman Weber wants to use these for the opening of the river mouth (see photo below) when they become available. We need have a shovel project ready when the money is received by the state. There is still an issue concerning which environmental studies need to be done. Congressman Weber's office will contact all regulatory agencies for a meeting to determine the exact studies to be done.
Fifty-one people attended the regular first Saturday of the month Breakfast on the Bernard, a casual social gathering for food, coffee and conversation.