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A on a rainy day you can see … over a meter deep!

During Wednesday’s downpour, SRA’s intrepid water quality monitoring volunteers were out collecting data at 17 locations in the upper river and they recorded some of the best we’ve seen all summer. Despite the rain, there was a remarkable amount of clarity in the water. The highest clarity was found at The Narrows at a value […]

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SRA Welcomes Izzie Ketcham!

Please welcome and say “hi” to SRA’s new Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham. Izzie is a Chesapeake Conservation Corps member who is working with SRA for a year thanks to support from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. She hails from Windsor, CO, near Ft. Collins, and earned her environmental sciences degree from Grand Canyon University. Izzie packed […]

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How Oyster Farming Restored St. Jerome Creek

Ten years ago, there were no oysters in the Severn River or in St. Jerome Creek. But thanks to an oyster farmer’s dreams, the oysters are back! How did it happen? Hint: Think Skinny Dipper and Huckleberry. You’re invited to hear how a commercial oyster farmer made it happen during the next John Wright Speaker […]

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Severn Salinity Starts Seasonal Rebound

On gorgeous mornings in September, our intrepid Water Quality Crew were at work tracking conditions in the Severn River, and we’re glad to report there’s a bit of good news. Salinity is starting to bounce back to normal! A year ago and through most of the summer, salinity was abnormally low, in the 4 to […]

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There’s Still Time To Protect Trees

If you love the quality of life in your community and value clean water in our rivers and creeks, please urge the Anne Arundel County Council to support bill 68-19 to modernize the Forest Conservation Act. Under current law, here’s what is legal (see picture at right). There is very little meaningful mitigation or reforestation […]

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Act Now To Save Our Remaining Forests!

Dear Lovers Of The Severn River: Your help is urgently needed to protect our forests! On Monday, October 7, the Anne Arundel County Council will debate the Forest Conservation Act (FCA). The proposed FCA (Bill 68-19) is designed to apply meaningful forest conservation regulations to development rules. Under current development practices, our county is losing […]

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Still Time To Renew Your SRA Membeship!

Dear Lovers Of The Severn River, I’d like to thank everybody who has so kindly responded to our summer membership campaign.  Your support helps keep the Severn River Association’s doors open and the lights on our programs running! For those just returning from the summer break, I do hope you will be able to join […]

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How To Enjoy The Severn River … Standing Up!

You’ve seen them paddling down Ego Alley, hosting morning yoga sessions in St. Mary’s Cove, at sunrise and at yappy events. It’s the rise of the Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP). How did this cool trend get its start? Find out Tuesday, Sept. 17, during the next John Wright Speaker Series event sponsored by the Severn […]

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Fair Sailing Ahead For John Page Williams

Eastport – Aug. 28: More than 50 friends gathered last month to wish a fare-thee-well to John Page Williams before he and Louise head south. John Page and Louise are relocating to be near their daughter’s family in Richmond, Va. He’s been a mentor to so many of us who know JP as fisherman, writer, […]

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Meet Sea Girl, SRA’s New Floating Classroom

We’d like to introduce Sea Girl, the latest addition to the Severn River Association team. She’s a 20-ft. Maritime Skiff donated to SRA by our pal, Nini Goodwin, from the Round Bay Community on the Severn River. Sea Girl had been in Nini’s family since 2003 when renowned river rat, John Page Williams, helped Nini’s […]

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Volunteers! Enjoy Fall Monitoring The Severn River

Hello Everyone! What a great year we have had so far with our Water Quality (WQ) Monitoring Program! I would like to thank all of our boat captains and WQ Crew who have volunteered this summer to help out. Thanks to your efforts, we’ve made great strides in understanding the overall health of the Severn […]

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Giant Dead Zone Invades The Severn River

ANNAPOLIS (Sept. 12, 2019) –  There’s some sad to report: despite some great clarity and a bountiful crop of forage fish and underwater grasses this year, there is an extensive dead zone in the Severn River this summer. A special report produced by the Severn River Association (SRA) uses data collected by the group’s water […]

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