In Winter, Different Kinds Of Paddlers Ply The Severn

December 11, 2018

Ever think that the end of kayaking season means there are no paddlers on the river?Think again, because in late November, when human snowbirds begin leaving our area for warmer climes, other migrants are just arriving. Flocks of waterfowl fly in from their summer breeding grounds in the Midwest, West and as far north as […]

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The State Of The Severn – It’s Not Good

December 4, 2018

It was a very rough year for the Severn River in 2018. Our fisheries and oyster reefs suffered from a dangerous combination of hot water, nutrient pollutant overloads and a dramatic drop in salinity. That’s the worrisome news detailed in this year’s State Of The Severn report presented by Dr. Andrew Muller, associate professor of […]

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On Giving Tuesday, Time To Reflect, Give Back

November 25, 2018

As we all kick into high gear for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, please take a deep breath on GivingTuesday on Nov. 27. It’s a global event, a day dedicated to reflection and giving. When GivingTuesday arrives, we hope you’ll consider supporting SRA’s educational and water-based programs. Your gift helps support water quality monitoring, […]

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Psst! Accolade For Our Pal, David Barker

November 25, 2018

ANNAPOLIS — You’re invited to join the Annapolis City Council on Monday night, Nov. 19, to recognize David Barker, Chairman of the Back Creek Conservancy, for his efforts to promote home-grown environmental awareness, education, cooperation and restoration programs in the city. The citation from the City of Annapolis acknowledges David’s role in: – helping create […]

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State Of The Severn To Detail River’s Health

November 7, 2018

Water quality on the Severn River was dramatically different this year. We’ve suffered through algae blooms, mud floods of sediment pollution and deluges of rain that significantly reduced the river’s salinity. What’s it all mean for the health of our river? Our fisheries? Our oysters? Our children? Nov. 20 — The State Of The Severn […]

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English Ivy — Tree Killer!

November 6, 2018

If you have English Ivy in your yard, climbing your trees … you have a problem. The ivy is slowing killing your trees. To save your trees from this invasive species, you have to take action and remove the ivy. It can be done organically, without chemicals! You just need some shears, snips, maybe a […]

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SAV ‘Navy’ Crew Make Scientific Discovery

November 6, 2018

Meet Eleni Kotsis and her sons, Dionisios and James.  Eleni enlisted herself and her boys in the famous SAV ‘Navy‘ this summer to help in the search for underwater grasses. They had a great time on the water, finding not only some submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), but they also enjoyed watching some birds, snakes and […]

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The Humble Bivalve, Stronger Than Hurricanes?

November 5, 2018

What’s the best way to protect against the power of storms and hurricanes? It’s not sea walls, revetments, bulkheads and rock installations, according to an article in the online publication, JSTOR Daily. It’s bivalves! Turns out that oysters, mussels and clams provide better protection against damages caused by storm-surge flooding. Whether it’s clam gardening, oyster […]

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Baby, It’s Cold On The Severn!

November 1, 2018

It may not be winter yet, but boy does it get cold and wet in a hurry when the October winds are blowing 18 knots out on Round Bay! Our intrepid water quality monitoring crew braved the winds on Wednesday mornings last month, like when it was like 47 degrees to start their tours. Sure, […]

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Wetlands Nursery Advocates Advantages Of Living Shorelines

November 1, 2018

Putting up a wall to create a barrier has received a lot of press recently. As a visual symbol it looks like a quick perfect solution. But on a closer look and with a more scientific approach it may not be the best alternative. Suzanne Pittenger-Slear, president of Environmental Concern, has taken that closer look, […]

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Crosby Crew: 6 Weeks Of Work In A Single Day!

October 30, 2018

Special thanks goes out to the team from Crosby Marketing Communications who volunteered to enlist in the SAV Navy on Sept. 27 to monitor and identify our submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Severn River. Each year employees with the West Annapolis-based company volunteer their time and energy for a Day of Service to help […]

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