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All Quiet Along The Severn During COVID-19 Crisis

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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State Of The Severn Report Coming Soon

Despite the stay-at-home realities presented by the Coronavirus situation, the SRA staff are still working away, preparing a final report on the State Of The Severn in 2019. The final report is slated for an April 21 release. There’s a ton of water quality (WQ) data to be crunched, charts to produce, grades to be […]

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Monthly Giving, Automatic Renewal Now Available

If you’d like to automatically renew your SRA membership every year, you can now do this via the SRA Website. Your support helps sustain critical SRA’s programs. For example: a $50 donation supports our new Floating Classroom, which gives students a day of scientific explorations of the river and its habitat. A $35 donation keeps […]

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No-Go For Townhouses In Saltworks Creek

When communities work together, good things can happen! That’s how neighbors around the Saltworks Creek watershed successfully rallied to stop a 76 townhouse and assisted living project in the creek’s headwaters. Administrative Hearing Officer Douglas Hollmann has denied the special exception requested to build in the headwaters of Saltworks Creek. He noted that the proposed […]

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SRA Welcomes Douglas Kearney To Board Of Directors

We would like to welcome Douglas Kearney, who hails from the Cove Of Cork community of Lindamoor, to the SRA Board of Directors. Doug will serve as Secretary. Doug jumped right in to his new role during SRA’s March 5 board meeting. We are so glad to have Doug on board. He’s a Master Watershed […]

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Another Algae Bloom … Now In Fresh Water

There’s more than one algae bloom revealing itself in the Severn River watershed — in the middle of winter 2020. Our intrepid Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, has discovered a green tide in a non-tidal freshwater pond that feeds into the Severn River via Chase Creek. This is the green color in the picture at right […]

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Trivia Wins The Night At Union Jack’s

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

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?

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!

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!

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!

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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