Mahogany Tide Just Wouldn’t Go Away!

July 13, 2020

As of early July 14, much of the Severn River was still experiencing the muddy-orange-brown color caused by the algae bloom known as the Mahogany Tide. The ugly, rusty, orange-brown color is caused by an algae species called prorocentrum minimum. Algae blooms are natural occurrence and are a food source for fish. But when you […]

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Water Quality Monitoring Teams Are Back At Work!

July 12, 2020

With the lifting of boating restrictions in late May, SRA’s water quality monitoring crews are back in action to create a comprehensive picture of the health of the Scenic Severn River. Our weekly water quality monitoring tours visit 45 stations throughout the entire waterway, from Indian Landing at the top of the river, through Round […]

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SRA Annual Meeting Set for Sept. 3

July 10, 2020

The Severn River Association will hold its annual membership meeting Sept. 3, and we will be meeting live (hopefully) at the Epping Forest Club House – with an online option, too – in the Epping Forest community on the Severn River at the mouth of Clements Creek. This meeting will be a mix of a […]

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Do You Treasure Our Scenic Severn River?

July 1, 2020

Dear Lovers Of The Severn, A huge Thank You! goes out to all those who supported the Severn River during our June membership drive. There’s still time to show your support for the Severn to ensure that volunteer-based programs to protect our treasured waterway continue through these troubling times. Please consider supporting your river and […]

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Water Quality Update – Return Of The Orange Blob!

May 29, 2020

Annapolis – May 26, 2020 (updated 5.29.20).  That ugly red-brown water we’re witnessing in the Severn River right now is an algae bloom, the infamous Mahogany Tide. The top picture at right is what the algae bloom did to the harbor in West Severna Park. The picture below is what the harbor in West Severna […]

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Trivia Night Returns To John Wright Series

May 18, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trivia Night Returns To John Wright Series Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 19, and join us for the return of Quiz Master Bryan Gomes as we resume our John Wright Speaker Series – in a virtual format. Bryan will host a Trivia Night with a focus on the Severn […]

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They’re Back … And They’re Wonderful!

May 12, 2020

Despite the rigors of dealing with the coronavirus, there’s a reason to rejoice and give thanks – our underwater grasses, fabled submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), are making another comeback. It’s time to celebrate! The return of our underwater grasses is an indicator of improving water quality because the grasses need sunlight and clear water to […]

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Oysters To The Rescue!

May 11, 2020

Keeping Our Fingers Crossed for a new MGO Season by Havana Mullaly I remember very distinctly the first time I went to the Severn River. I instantly wanted to jump into the refreshing blue water. But as my toes began to meet the water’s edge, I was stopped and told that it was too dirty […]

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State Of The Severn: Mostly, A Good Year!

April 22, 2020

  ANNAPOLIS (April 21, 2020) — For the most part, 2019 was a good year for the Severn River, according to the latest State Of The Severn report released by the Severn River Association, the nation’s oldest river group. The best news was that it was a great year for swimming; the clarity of the […]

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All Quiet Along The Severn During COVID-19 Crisis

March 24, 2020

We wish everyone safe harbor during the challenges posed by the Coronavirus. If we all join together, we will weather through this. It will be dawn again, but as the poets sing, “the darkest hour, is just before the dawn…” Please practice basic precautions: washing hands, social distancing and staying home as much as possible. […]

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