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SRA Educational Series, September, "Restoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, what is working and what still needs to be done"
7 pm Tuesday September 16, 2014. Ground Floor Conference Room at Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Ave., Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401.     Directions at goo.gl/maps/75NZC
Over the past 30 years, there's been a constant push to align all the scientific, social and political tea leaves to achieve a cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. But are any of these programs really working? Is the Bay demonstrably any cleaner and safer for fishing, swimming and recreation?
Scott Philips, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will explain the tough process of trying to measure results and offer some proof that the programs to Save The Bay are working … or not. Free and open to the public.

SRA Educational Series, October, “Meet The Candidates Night”, Friday October 17 at 7:00PM
Steve Schuh and George Johnson both candidates for County Executive will be our speakers at Woods Presbyterian Church. Please mark the date as it has changed. Please spread the word on the meeting as well.

SRA Educational Series, November, Stormwater Management Efforts at the UD Naval Academy, November 18
Matt Klimoski, P.E., Director - Environmental Division, PWD Annapolis/US Naval Academy

Severn River Association Board Meeting, open to all SRA members, will be held 14:00-16:30 Thursday 23 October at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis MD, MAP & Directions

Is Your Favorite Tree a Savior or a Destroyer? On July 15, 2014 Master Arborist Tyler Balderson explained how to care for trees, where to plant them, and how to spot trouble when a good tree goes bad. Here's his PowerPoint slide presentation.

We had a great Annual Dinner & Oyster Celebration, June 18, Annapolis Maritime Museum, with a focus on the marvelous oyster and its active work to save the Severn River.

Speaker Michael Busch addressing the SRA Annual Meeting and Dinner

Stormwater Action Fund, program update announced by SRA.

Five Charged with Oyster Poaching
March 7: The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged five Queen Anne's County watermen Wednesday with illegally taking 51 bushels of oysters from a protected area near the mouth of the Wicomico River within Tangier Sound. Acting on a tip, officers used the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network, a series of radar units and cameras, to track several work boats patent tonging in the remote 69-acre Evans Oyster Harvest Reserve Area. Once officers established and recorded the boats' activities, they moved in and issued citations.

Power Point Slideshow, Dr. Donald Boesch Presentation on February 18, 2014
Rising Sea Levels – An Immediate Challenge To Annapolis

Oyster News, latest and back issues, plus complete details on how to volunteer.
SRA is a leading partner in the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program, sponsored by the MD Department of Natural Resources which distributes free cages and spat to four points in the watershed.  Please volunteer if you have access to a dock to hang cages from and time to care for the oysters from Sept-May.  The young oysters will be planted on the SRA Oyster Sanctuary reef near the Rt 50 bridge, where they will help cleanse the waters of the Severn.

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Our Mission Statement: The Severn River Association, a group of individuals and community organizations, advocates, educates, and acts to
protect and improve the health, ecological integrity, and quality of life for humans, flora and fauna living in the Severn River Watershed
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