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Annual River Clean-up Sat Jun 8th
Posted on May 19th, 2019 Comments (0)
Chairman Tim Logan / tlogan@brazoriainet.com / 979.418.1893
West Bank Outfitters:
Sweeny - Tom/Ange Ronayne
Riverview Ranch - Jim Hillis
Fishermans Point - Pat & Denise Wolever
Rivers End - Samantha Hill
East Bank Outfitters:
Holiday Shores - Mike Goodson
River Rendezview - Fred Kanter
CR 310/496 - Cathy McDonald
Hansen Riverside Park - Tom & Ange Ronayne
FM 521 - Vanessa Taylor
FM 2611 - Valroy & Adalia Maudlin
Collection Locations:
Hwy 35 Hansen Riverside County Park Boat Ramp
FM 521 Bridge Boat Ramp
FM 2611 Churchill Bridge Boat Ramp
Annual River Clean-up
Saturday June 8th
8:00 am - Noon
Hot Dog Social immediately following
People don’t just love the San Bernard, they're passionate about treating it right. Here’s your chance to join the annual San Bernard River TRASH MASH clean-up. It cannot be done without everyone’s support. It’s a dirty job but we can do it!
New this year, “outfitters” will hand out TRASH MASH flyers, t-shirts and trash bags to neighbors living in their area of the river. Collect any trash floating in and around your dock and bring to one of the three collection sites on TRASH MASH day, Sat Jun 8th.
If able, bring a boat to one of the three collection locations and you will get directions from the volunteers there. Dress dirty – gloves, rubber boots or adequate shoes, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and trash grabber if you have one. Water, t-shirts and trash bags will also be available at the collection sites.
Then, immediately following the cleanup, come to the FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B, one mile south of FM 521 bridge on Brazoria side of the river and celebrate your efforts at the Hot Dog Social. Menu to be decided, but be assured some of it will be hot dogs! See ya on the river!
Here's something to listen to that hopefully helps make the TRASH MASH become a monster mash event!
May Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on May 14th, 2019 Comments (0)
Please note this two tests were completed just before the river flooded.
H-GAC Texas Stream Team volunteers Valroy Maudlin and Tim Logan, using a test kit, measure the physical and chemical parameters of San Bernard River at two locations. Valroy tests off his pier at CR 496, 1.6 miles upstream from the Churchill BridgeTim tests off his dock at Rio Vista, 4.5 miles downstream from the Churchill Bridge. Both tests are done on the same day at the same time each month.
The test reports the pH level, salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity of the water. Two forms are shown for comparison as the data collected from the two locations can vary.
Good News - Mouth To Be Opened
Posted on May 13th, 2019 Comments (0)
GOOD NEWS...FOR is excited to announce encouraging news of the opening of the mouth of the San Bernard River. Application for the “Mouth of the San Bernard River Restoration Project” has been approved and funded. The soonest a permit can be issued is this coming August or September. Work scheduled dredging it open will then start Spring 2020 of next year.
It began six years ago, on June 10, 2013 when representatives of Friends of the River San Bernard attended the first meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council in Galveston, Tx. Then FOR President Wayne Head spoke about reopening the mouth and delivered a booklet of information and photos regarding the closure to the Restoration panel. The following year, 2014Brazoria County Commissioners applied for RESTORE Act grants, hired a engineering company to work on the river project and because of much effort, six years later, here we are!
Fourteen complete NASBLA
Posted on May 12th, 2019 Comments (0)
Boat operators are required to carry a proof of boater education.
Class instructor was Fred Steves, USCG Auxiliary, Flotilla 63 Staff Officer-Public Education
Fourteen attendees from Lake Jackson, Angleton, Needville, Cypress, Sweeny, Pearland and West Columbia completed the NASBLA, the state-approved Texas Boater Safety Course on Sat May 11 at the FOR Community Center. They learned boating terms, state and federal requirements, navigation rules, aids to navigation, boat handling, emergencies and more. After passing the exam at the end of the class, they received a Texas Boater Education Card.
Texas Parks and Wildlife requires anyone born after August 31, 1993, to successfully complete the boater safety course in order to operate any vessel powered by a motor of more than 15 horsepower, personal watercraft (PWC), or windblown vessel over 14 feet on Texas waterways.
Thanks to facilitators Brian & Cindy Meagher. This is the second year they have organized the Texas Boater Safety Course, an important event for the river.
"...It was a good group of smart students, and they all passed the test with ease. Thanks for recruiting and publicizing the course. That’s the difficult part. Look forward to doing the class next year." –Fred Steves, USCG Auxiliary,
Flood Gauge Comparison
Posted on May 10th, 2019 Comments (1)
  • UPDATE Sat May 11th, 6:00 pm: According to NOAA "San Bernard River near Old Ocean" flood gauge, it looks like the river crested at around 15.26 ft (2.66 ft higher than in the photo below) and should start to slowly recede.
This is the NOAA “San Bernard River near Old Ocean” flood gauge at 4:00 pm on Fri May 10th. It shows the height of the river at “moderate” stage of 12.60 ft.
This is the Black’s Ferry Bridge near Old Ocean at the same time on the same day as the flood gauge reading...but the NOAA prediction two days from now, on Sun May 12th is that the river will be in “major” flood stage at 20.6 ft an additional rise of 8 ft.
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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