Welcome To SRA’s New Science And Development Staff

October 16, 2020

Please give a very warm welcome to Emi McGeady, who has joined the SRA staff as our Field Investigator and to Suzanne Martin, who is now leading our fundraising program as our new Development Director. Emi is a 2020-2021 Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) member who joins the SRA staff thanks to a grant from the […]

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Algae Bloom Returns To Upper River

October 14, 2020

Terrible news to report for the upper Severn River yesterday – the giant algae bloom is back. The river from Severn Run headwaters and outside Bear Branch at Ben Oaks is infested with the algae that creates the Mahogany Blooms. Our Water Quality Monitoring teams have tracked the emergence of this bloom on their weekly […]

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2020 – A Good Year For Oysters In The Severn!

October 14, 2020

ANNAPOLIS (October 10, 2020) — Despite the trials and challenges we all have faced on land from the Covid-19 pandemic, this was a good year for oysters in the Severn River, and now, conditions are greatly improving for them going into fall and winter. Just released water quality monitoring data, collected by the Severn River […]

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Still Time To Sign Up For SRA’s Floating Classroom

October 13, 2020

The fall weather is a wonderful time to take advantage of SRA’s new Floating Classroom for students of all ages. This is a hands-on, environmental, educational and scientific adventure on the Severn River. SRA’s Floating Classroom is where “class” is held aboard our 20-ft. Maritime Skiff, Sea Girl. During a two- to three-hour tour, students […]

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Erik Kreifeldt Elected SRA President

October 13, 2020

We have a new president! We’re pleased to announce that Erik Kreifeldt is now at the helm of the Severn River Association. Erik assumed the President’s chair at the conclusion of our annual meeting Sept. 3. Erik became SRA’s Treasurer in 2019. A lifelong angler and waterway enthusiast, Erik is inspired by the prominence of […]

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You’re Invited! SRA’s Annual Membership Meeting

August 30, 2020

August 28, 2020 Dear SRA Members and Communities, The Severn River Association (SRA) will hold its annual membership meeting on Sept. 3, 2020 at 7 pm. Due to the Covid pandemic, SRA is sponsoring a virtual meeting via a Zoom conference online. The meeting will feature: a keynote address by State Sen. Ed Reilly, a […]

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Howling Hurricane Isaias Churns It’s Way Up The Severn!

August 7, 2020

Hurricane Isaias rolled up the Severn River on Aug. 3, bringing torrential downpours and high winds that did more than knock downed trees and create power outages on land. In the Severn, Isaias left quite a mess: – fish kills along our shorelines, – stinky blue-algae blooms, – sediment plumes, and – no swimming advisories. […]

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West Severna Park Builds New Living Shoreline

July 16, 2020

Congratulations goes out to our member community, West Severna Park, for their newly completed living shoreline that protects a shady overlook of the community harbor. SRA worked with the community and living shoreline expert, John Flood of Flood Brothers Marine Contracting, to obtain a $34,000 construction grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Anne Arundel […]

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Our New Floating Classroom: Hands-On Leaning, On The River

July 16, 2020

You’re invited to experience an intimate, hands-on environmental and scientific adventure on the Severn River.  How? Introducing SRA’s new Floating Classroom, where “class” is held aboard our 20-ft. Maritime Skiff, The Sea Girl. Sponsored by the Chaney Foundation, the Floating Classroom program provides science-based experiences to enhance our appreciation of the Scenic Severn River. During […]

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Call For Volunteers – Join The Water Quality Crew!

July 15, 2020

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors? How about volunteering to be on a boat and in the sunshine while you contribute to scientific understanding of the Severn River? We have a ‘job’ for you! Consider volunteering to become a member of our water quality monitoring program. We always need helping hands and […]

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Join Us To Create A Better Normal – GreenGive, July 21-22

July 13, 2020

The Severn River Association is proud to announce that we are a co-host of the GreenGive, an online fundraising and engagement-building initiative to expand participation in 10 Anne Arundel County waterway and environmental organizations. What Is The GreenGive? GreenGive is a day of giving starting on July 21 at 5 p.m. through July 22 at […]

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