SRA Hike, May 18th, along the recently completed (and cleaned as part of Project Clean Stream) Cabin Branch restoration project. This area was severely degraded due to stormwater from both Annapolis Mall as well as Sams Club.Designed and constructed by Keith Underwood, Ecosystem Restoration, the initial restoration work along the stormwater outfalls has created a "lovers" walk, as stated by some who has seen the dramatic transformation of these wetlands..
Cabin Branch passes under the railroad line slated for hiker/biker improvements, so you will get a chance to see this as well. We are fortunate to be guided by the designer of this wonderful wetlands restoration.This event is also being coordinated with the Severn River Land Trust, Severn Riverkeeper (who implemented this project), and Annapolis Green.
When: Saturday, May 18th at 2 pm
Where: First National Bank (old Bank Annapolis) parking lot in back, 1000 Bestgate Road, Annapolis
Duration: About 3 hours, open to all.
Difficulty: Relatively easy, really just a nice walk in the woods. No need to get wet so any shoes will be fine. A few short slopes but nothing much. Shorts should be fine.
Contact: Michael Robinson, email@example.com,
410 923 0062 office,
410 533 9221 mobile
- SPECIAL BOARD MEETING. Directors of the Severn River Association are invited to the 7 PM, Tuesday May 21, 2013 Severn River Association Board Meeting at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville MD 21108, when new Bylaws will be considered as part of a plan to evolve SRA towards a staffed organization and to support merger with the Severn Riverkeeper. A representative from the law firm that drafted new Bylaws will be present to answer questions. Copies of proposed new Bylaws will be sent to Directors for whom we have email addresses. Following discussion of the draft and any directors' amendments, a vote will be held whether or not to adopt these new Bylaws.
SRA's Board of Directors includes member Community Association Designated Representatives, At-large Elected Directors, Officers, and Former SRA Presidents. If you believe you qualify as a Director but your name is not on this list, please reply with supporting information allowing the Treasurer to code your membership correctly.
From the SRA CONSTITUTION:
ARTICLE VII. The Board of Directors shall determine the policies of SRA and shall be responsible for oversight of its operations ... The Board shall adopt Bylaws consistent with this Constitution, governing the operations of SRA. All powers and duties arising under this Constitution not expressly reserved herein to the membership of SRA shall be vested in and performed by the Board.
ARTICLE XI: AMENDMENTS
A. This Constitution may be amended at any Annual Meeting, or at a special meeting called for that specific purpose, by a vote of two-thirds of those present and authorized to vote, provided that notice is given of the proposed amendment to the members of the Board at least one month in advance.
B. The Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Board of Directors by a two-thirds vote of the Directors present, provided that notice of the proposed amendment is given to the Board at least 30 days in advance.
SRA Monthly Meetings will resume 7 PM on the third Tuesday of every month at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville MD 21108.
- Oyster News 2013 April
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.. Click here for complete details including how to volunteer.
- Operation Clearwater is in its 39th year. (Click for full information and application procedures. Plan for next summer, to supply swimmers and other recreational water users again with valuable information on the bacteriological quality of their water.
- Severn River Stormwater Controls Just Don’t Work.
The extensive problems with broken runoff control systems is revealed in a Severn River Preliminary Watershed Audit (Press Release) conducted by the Severn River Association (SRA) and Community & Environmental Defense Services (CEDS).
- Community Associations that are members of SRA are entitled to a seat on the Board of Directors, but many have neglected to designate their community's representative or, if they have, such designees are inactive. If you would like to serve in that role, please click here for instructions.
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Severn River Association, PO Box 146, Annapolis, MD 21404
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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