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The Bay Weekly writes about SRA’s new Shoreline Census Program

The Bay Weekly just printed an article about SRA Board Member Jeff Schomig’s new Shoreline Census program to survey near-shore wild life. The findings can help show the health of the Severn River. Read the full article HERE.

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SRA announces new Board of Directors President

Severn River Association (SRA) Welcomes former DNR Secretary Joe Gill as its Next President SRA is proud to announce that Joe Gill, former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, has taken the helm as SRA’s new President. The SRA Board of Directors unanimously voted Joe onto its board and as its President, thanks […]

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Poll Results about Greenbury Point

The results from a statewide poll of Maryland residents identifies very strong opposition to a proposal to build a golf course at the Greenbury Point Conservation Area on the Severn River near Annapolis. Environmental considerations, and concern about loss of public access to the conservation area, help explain the very high levels of opposition. Read […]

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Communities: Can You Help Study Shoreline Creatures?

A new environmental education program that gives students and their families a chance to study all of the creatures in the shoreline shallows is now available for communities along the Severn River. This program was developed by SRA Board Member Jeff Schomig and his son, Jason, and tested out last year at the Ben Oaks […]

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SRA Brings The Floating Classroom To Annapolis

This summer, SRA will bring our exciting Floating Classroom program to the City of Annapolis Recreation & Parks’ summer day camp program. We’ll be taking campers from the Pip Moyer Recreation Center out on the Severn River for a hands-on, scientific experience studying water quality, oysters and reef habitat – and enjoy a boat ride. […]

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What Does An Oyster Bar Sound Like? 

How do you tell whether the river bottom at 4 meters depth is sand, mud, rock, concrete or shell? You can listen to the sounding pole. It’s a crunchy sound when you hit sand. This month, SRA’s Oyster Committee Co-Chair, Ted Delaplaine, taught us how to use a sounding pole to ground truth what we […]

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Celebrating Earth Day On The Severn River

We celebrated Earth Day on the Severn River this year with our new pals from CAVA restaurant. James, Patrick and David (in CAVA shirts) joined our water quality monitoring crew to become citizen scientists on April 22, to study river conditions, spot osprey nests and enjoy a glorious day on the water.  They joined Boat […]

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Winter Algae Bloom Blankets Our Creeks 

Yuck … Our Water Quality (WQ) Monitoring teams discovered that our creeks are infested with this thick winter algae that blankets the bottom of most creeks in the Severn River. Just about everywhere we dropped the anchor during our WQ tours in April, this stuff comes up. And it is yucky. As WQ Crew member […]

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Spying On The Hidden World of Oyster Reefs

How do scientists keep an eye on oysters as they rebuild new oyster reefs? With cool new technology! Please join us for our next John Wright Speaker Series – on May 17 (6:30 pm) – to meet Allison Colden, Maryland Fisheries Scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Allison will explain how she uses emerging technologies […]

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How To Plan Your Garden … The Bay Friendly Way 

Spring is in the air!  We all feel it coming and what better way to say goodbye to winter than to plan your spring gardening campaign. Please join us March 15, at 6:30 pm, when our famous John Wright Speak Series returns with a presentation on combining local landscaping and Bay Friendly gardening techniques to […]

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Introducing SRA’s new Executive Director, Jesse Iliff

The Severn River Association is pleased and excited to announce that native son and environmental attorney, Jesse Iliff, joined our team as Executive Director on March 1, 2022. Jesse brings a wealth of experience as an environmental advocate and Riverkeeper to lead SRA, the nation’s oldest river group, to ensure that we achieve our new […]

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SRA Surveys Locations For New Severn Oyster Reefs 

Thanks to a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, SRA will be expanding our oyster restoration research operations this spring and summer to identify the best new locations for future oyster restoration reefs in the Severn River. The $10,000 grant will support a major study of river bottom conditions where historic […]

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