November 17, 2022

Bright Future Ahead For Oyster Restoration  Annapolis, MD — There is certainly a bright future for oyster restoration in the Severn River where eventually, we’ll have 1.3 billion mature oysters cleaning and filtering the river. With the help of key partners, funders, and donor support, the Severn River Association is pushing ahead to make the […]

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2022 Water Quality Monitoring Summary

November 17, 2022

End Of Season Water Quality Update By Tom Guay, SRA Program Officer Now that the 2022 water quality monitoring season has officially wrapped up for the year, we’d like to thank all our volunteers who’ve helped track conditions in the Severn this year. We hope to see you again in April 2023! All our data […]

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2022 President’s Letter

November 17, 2022

Dear Friend of the Severn, This past June I joined the Severn River Association (SRA) board of directors as President following a career in environmental service that included serving as the Secretary of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. I joined because of SRA’s commitment to make a difference in the life, health, and future of […]

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The Bay Weekly writes about SRA’s new Shoreline Census Program

June 28, 2022

The Bay Weekly just printed an article about SRA Board Member Jeff Schomig’s new Shoreline Census program to survey near-shore wild life. The findings can help show the health of the Severn River. Read the full article HERE.

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SRA announces new Board of Directors President

June 10, 2022

Severn River Association (SRA) Welcomes former DNR Secretary Joe Gill as its Next President SRA is proud to announce that Joe Gill, former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, has taken the helm as SRA’s new President. The SRA Board of Directors unanimously voted Joe onto its board and as its President, thanks […]

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Poll Results about Greenbury Point

June 2, 2022

The results from a statewide poll of Maryland residents identifies very strong opposition to a proposal to build a golf course at the Greenbury Point Conservation Area on the Severn River near Annapolis. Environmental considerations, and concern about loss of public access to the conservation area, help explain the very high levels of opposition. Read […]

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Communities: Can You Help Study Shoreline Creatures?

May 10, 2022

A new environmental education program that gives students and their families a chance to study all of the creatures in the shoreline shallows is now available for communities along the Severn River. This program was developed by SRA Board Member Jeff Schomig and his son, Jason, and tested out last year at the Ben Oaks […]

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SRA Brings The Floating Classroom To Annapolis

May 9, 2022

This summer, SRA will bring our exciting Floating Classroom program to the City of Annapolis Recreation & Parks’ summer day camp program. We’ll be taking campers from the Pip Moyer Recreation Center out on the Severn River for a hands-on, scientific experience studying water quality, oysters and reef habitat – and enjoy a boat ride. […]

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What Does An Oyster Bar Sound Like? 

May 9, 2022

How do you tell whether the river bottom at 4 meters depth is sand, mud, rock, concrete or shell? You can listen to the sounding pole. It’s a crunchy sound when you hit sand. This month, SRA’s Oyster Committee Co-Chair, Ted Delaplaine, taught us how to use a sounding pole to ground truth what we […]

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