- SRA Monthly Meeting, 7 pm Tuesday November 19, 2013.
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd St., Annapolis, MD (special location)
What's Behind Conowingo Dam? Is the Chesapeake Bay about to be flooded with millions of tons of sediment and phosphorus pollution? That is the threat posed by the Conowingo Dam. The dam is nearly full and losing its ability protect the Bay from a tidal wave of sediment and phosphorus pollution.
What can be done to prevent such a catastrophe?
The public is invited to learn about the Conowingo Dam and its threat to the Bay during the next meeting of the Severn River Association (SRA).
Our special guest, Dr. Beth McGee, Lead Scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will address the risks posed by the dam during her presentation, Conowingo - Are there any Good Options?
Note: The Museum has very limited parking. Please park on the street, or nearby on the property of our generous supporters:
– Horn Point Marina, 105 Eastern Ave., and
– Weems & Plath, 214 Eastern Ave.
Please, no parking before 5 pm and DO NOT park in the Eastport Yacht Center across the street from the Museum at any time.
Meetings are at 7 PM on the third Tuesday of every month at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville MD 21108.
They are free and open to the public.)
- Phragmites: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Plum Creek (1007 Omar Drive, Crownsville, MD)
SRA needs volunteers help remove a patch of Phragmites from an otherwise pristine Severn River habitat.
Michael Robinson is leading this year's assault at Plum Creek.
Meet at 1007 Omar Drive, Crownsville, MD 21032.
Bring a kayak or canoe if you have one, and a friend or two! Long, clothing, water shoes or old sneakers are recommended.
We will canoe/kayak into the headwaters of Plum Creek where you will encounter native cattails, cardinal flowers, and the only wild rice on Plum Creek, where previous phragmites removal enabled this important wildlife food source to flourish. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
- SRA Board Meeting. September 25, 2-4 PM, at the Methodist Calvary church off Rowe Blvd. This is a meeting of the board of directors, but officers and SRA members are welcome to attend as observers.
- Oyster News, latest and back issues.
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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