Fort Bend Green, along with public and private partners on an initial steering committee, is developing a Recreation Master Plan for the Brazos River Corridor. The Committee is seeking broad community input into a plan for the river. A short on-line survey has been created to collect the wishes of County residents and folks from outside the county that might enjoy using the Brazos River for recreation, or that have feelings about conserving this special river resource.
The survey can be found at this link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Brazos_River_Recreation_Plan.
The survey should only take 15 minutes to complete. At the end, we welcome you to share any of your personal stories of the Brazos River. Fort Bend Green is asking that organizations and individuals help in spreading the word about the survey.
Fort Bend Green submitted a grant application to the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program for assistance in developing a Recreation Master Plan for the Brazos River Corridor in Fort Bend County Texas. Fort Bend Green was notified in November 2011 that it was selected for technical assistance.
Since that time a Steering Committee has been working on components of a Recreation Master Plan. This survey is part of the Master Planning process. The initial goals of the committee are to identify recreation and conservation opportunities for Fort Bend County, and to help clarify projects and partners for those projects. Another goal is to help the various communities work across jurisdictional boundaries as a region to achieve a unified project, and the unifying presence of the National Park Service (NPS) would assist in this process. This project would ultimately tie Austin County and Stephen F. Austin State Park north of Fort Bend County to Brazos Bend State Park and Brazoria County to the south of Fort Bend County and be an important connection between these two recreational tremendous assets.
The Brazos River is the largest waterway in the county and has been called a natural divide; it can also be a connection point for the county. The Brazos River is approximately 75 river miles traversing the entire county meandering from north to south and is the longest river in the State of Texas.