The Floating Classroom Is Underway!

September 13, 2021

The fall is a great time for students to enjoy a scientific adventure on the Severn River to study oyster habitat and the connection to water quality. It’s time to schedule a Floating Classroom experience, a three-hour, hands-on introduction to water quality and habitat on the Severn River. This is a wonderful outdoor program to […]

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Annual Membership Meeting – September 30

September 13, 2021

You’re invited to the annual membership meeting of the Severn River Association on Thursday, September 30, from 7 pm to 8 pm. With the return of COVID concerns, we are planning to host a small live meeting. We will also feature a live video broadcast of the meeting so most members can participate from home. […]

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We Bid Fond Farewells … And Bright New Careers!

September 13, 2021

As another summer comes to an end, we shed a few tears and wish all the best to our departing staff, Field Investigator, Emi McGeady (center), and Water Quality Coordinator, Mackenzie Miller (left). Emi, with an environmental sciences degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, joined us as Field Investigator as part of […]

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Build-A-Reef: 24 Million More Oysters In The Severn

September 13, 2021

Boy, do we have some really great oyster restoration news in the Severn River! Thanks to private donors who love oysters, Smyth Jewelers, the Severn River Association and the Oyster Recovery Partnership have just planted 24 million baby oysters and created a new oyster restoration reef in the Severn. The new bivalve arrivals are now […]

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Where Have All The Redheads Gone???

September 9, 2021

The famous SAV Navy is a group of dedicated volunteer scientists who survey, map and identify the types of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Severn River each summer. Susan Benac and Jackie Agnew are working through their 3rd year monitoring SAV beds at the Narrows, where they sample underwater grasses at 31 locations! In […]

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Divers Find Proof of Natural Oyster Reproduction in Severn River!!!!

July 20, 2021

The Severn River Association has some really great news to report: our oysters are naturally reproducing in the Severn River! It doesn’t happen a lot, but it does happen. This is wonderful news because it means that one day, if we can maintain good water quality in the Severn River, we can recreate self-sustaining oyster […]

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Post A Sign To Protect Our Underwater Grasses?

July 20, 2021

We could use a hand or two to help spread awareness about the importance of underwater grasses, the fabled submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), in the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay! The Severn River Association is looking for volunteers who can post these cool-looking signs (pictured at right). Can you help make arrangements to post […]

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Are Beavers Untapped Talent in Restoring the Severn?

July 19, 2021

by Joan Treichel, SRA science reporter The North American beaver has been promoted from “top hat” to “eco-engineer.” So reported Scott McGill. a stream and wetland restoration expert, during a talk sponsored by the Maryland Stream Restoration Association this winter.  Many aspects of the beaver’s capabilities were also reviewed by McGill’s colleague, Rachel Ortt, Eco-credits […]

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Creek-By-Creek Water Quality Reports Available

July 19, 2021

Would you like to know how water quality is shaping up in your home waters? Is your local waterway suffering through dead zones (areas of low-oxygen content that can suffocate carbs and fish). We are pleased to release a series of Creek-By-Creek water quality reports that take a close look at conditions inside most of […]

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Our WQ Crew Brave The Elements – All The Elements!

July 19, 2021

Well, summer 2021 has certainly arrived and with the blistering heat sea nettle season is upon us. But boy, was it cold out on the Severn River back in April when our intrepid Water Quality Monitoring Crew started tracking conditions in the Severn River.  This is how our Field Investigator, Emi McGeady, WQ Crew Kathryn […]

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GEMS Expedition Weaves Its Way Through The Forests

July 19, 2021

What better way to discover what makes our watershed so special than to enjoy a hike through the forests?  That’s how a group of 20 Chesapeake Conservation Corps members helped create the very first GEMS Expedition hike through the Sewell Spring ecosystem at the headwaters, where the Severn Run meets the Severn River.  The event […]

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Can You Help Restore Oysters To The Severn?

July 12, 2021

With your support now, we can continue to re-populate the Severn River with oysters this summer to plant 20 million oyster spat-on-shell and open another oyster restoration reef. The Severn River Association is again partnering with the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) this year. The Build-A-Reef campaign is part of SRA’s strategic vision to re-populate oysters […]

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