Trivia Wins The Night At Union Jack’s

February 13, 2020

The lure of mastering facts and details of the Chesapeake Bay drew a fun crowd to our John Wright Speaker Series last month. The event was hosted by SRA’s own quiz-master, Bryan Kent Gomes, who challenged nine teams of contestants to test their knowledge. For example, “How many times during the year does a female […]

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Communities Rally To Protect Saltworks Creek

February 11, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Feb. 11, 2020.   All of the communities, and scores of residents in the Saltworks Creek watershed, rallied today to protect Saltworks Creek from development. They testified before the Anne Arundel County Administrative Hearing Officer to oppose a planned Assisted Living Center and 76 townhouses proposed at the confluence of Cabin Branch and […]

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How many people is too many?

February 7, 2020

How do we sustain the population of our planet without creating an ecological disaster? That’s the dilemma author Christopher Tucker wrestles with in his thought-provoking book, A Planet of 3 Billion, during the next John Wright Speaker Series sponsored by the Severn River Association. The Earth already sustains 7.5 billion people and will be home […]

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Call For Volunteers! Lots Of Opportunities Ahead!

January 20, 2020

We’re looking for volunteers of all ages to help out with scientific, educational, exploration and clean-up projects in and around the Severn River in 2020.  The goal, as always, is to help ensure that our river is always fishable and swimmable. The volunteer opportunities include many chances to become citizen scientists who document what makes […]

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Now You Can Track The Severn’s Health Anytime!

January 20, 2020

Thanks to the hard work of our water quality monitoring team, and especially to our Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, you can now check on the health of the Severn River online at any time! All of the water quality data collected from SRA’s network of 41 monitoring stations are posted on the Chesapeake Data Explorer, […]

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SRA Presents: Chesapeake Bay Trivia Night!

January 16, 2020

Folks, this is the Social Event of the Season! And there are prizes, too. It’s the great Chesapeake Bay Trivia Night at Union Jack’s of Annapolis. Please join in the fun at this year’s first John Wright Speaker Series event Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Union Jack’s of Annapolis. What could be better? Nothing can compare […]

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Fertilizing Blackout Is Good News For The Severn River

January 9, 2020

You can scratch one “honey do” chore off the list this winter – lawn fertilizing. It is now illegal to fertilize your lawn until March 1, 2020. And even, your lawn doesn’t really need fertilize because most lawn-care pros say you don’t need to fertilize in the spring! It just washes away … into the […]

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Winter Algae Bloom Muck’s Up The Severn

January 6, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Dec. 29, 2019 — The muddy orange color mucking up the Severn River is a rare (hopefully) winter algae bloom. Reports of the algae bloom started over a week ago. Our first call came in from a north branch of Chase Creek. At left is what the algae did to the once-clear waters of […]

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A New Year Is Dawning!!!

December 28, 2019

We wish you peace and joy in the New Year, and a hearty, ‘Thank You,” for all you’ve done to treasure the Severn River in 2019. And with your help, 2020 will be the Year Of Discovery and Exploration on the Severn River! Your end-of-year donation to the Severn River Association supports scientific and educational […]

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‘Tis The Season … For Oysters!!!

December 23, 2019

As the winter sets in, the staff here at SRA headquarters on Back Creek wish you all a joyous holiday. What a great time to enjoy the Severn River and … oysters! Oysters are the treat of the season We love ’em at the raw bar, fried or especially in a comforting oyster and potato […]

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