Betty Brown Unit of SBNWR
Trail and Sign Construction - March 2007

The Betty Brown Unit is located on County Highway 819B (Up River Street), near Churchill, Texas.   It fronts directly onto the San Bernard River; a trail connects a small parking lot to the riverfront.

In March 2007, Members of FOBWR assisted the USFWS personnel, prepared the Betty Brown Unit for public visits.   Other participating volunteer organizations included Friends of the River San Bernard and Texas Master Naturalists Cradle of Texas Chapter.   Tasks included construction of a birding and nature trail through the unit and installation of an entrance sign along the road.



The crew gets ready to go...
Photo: Neal McLain.


Reconnoitering a route for the trail.
Photo: Neal McLain.


Pat Webb (FORSB) and Tom Schneider (USFWS) clear brush along the trail.
Photo: Neal McLain.


Kirby Rapstein (TMN-COT) and Keith Ramos (USFWS) clear brush and remove small trees.
Photo: Tom Schneider.


Mary Ruth Rodenbaugh, County Commissioner for Precinct 4, assists with clearing operations.
Photo: Tom Schneider.


The trail after clearing operations.
Photo: Neal McLain.


Erecting the new entrance sign.
Photo: Neal McLain.


The crew gathers around the new entrance sign.
Photo: Keith Ramos.