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Is An Algae Bloom Coming … To Creeks Of Whitehall Bay?

It’s cold out on the Severn In April! Yet, our intrepid Water Quality Teams were out braving the weather to get an early start on tracking conditions in the Severn River. Evidence is mounting in the Creeks of Whitehall Bay that something untoward is developing – the beginnings of an algae bloom like the Mahogany […]

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Beaver Dam Ahead … What To Do?

Annapolis, April 13, 2021 – Beavers often get a bad reputation due to the changes these industrious mammals make to the landscape when they create their homes.What attracts them to want to live amongst us? Find out at the next John Wright Speaker Series event, Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Note: This will be […]

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Discovering GEMS Along The Severn

The long-awaited GEMS Expedition is getting underway! Back in 1988, the Severn River Commission published a book by foresters Todd Davison and Colby Rucker, – GEMS Of The Severn. The authors trekked through the forests, swamps, wetlands, ponds, and streams in the Severn River watershed and identified 500 special features, the GEMS, that we should […]

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Meet Joan Treichel: SRA Writer, Volunteer, Supporter 

Welcome to our First SRA Donor Profile! SRA is so grateful for all of its donors and volunteers – and we wanted you to get to know them too. Without YOU, SRA would not be where it is today. We asked Joan to answer a few questions about her support of SRA – enjoy! — […]

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Enjoy The Frog Songs Along The Severn River

— by Joan Treichel, SRA Science Reporter One of the joys of living along the Severn River is hearing male frogs awaken from their winter sleep and start croaking for mates. Did you know that each frog species has its own language? That’s what Jessica Nelson, a frog expert from the National Aquarium in Baltimore, […]

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Seine Net Bill Dies In Committee

News release March 22, 2021 Thanks to your calls and emails to your local representatives, HB 843, the bill to bring commercial seine net fishing to Lake Ogleton, Whitehall and Meredith Creeks, is DEAD, as of March 19, 2021. At least for this year. Earlier this month, we alerted you to a bill in the […]

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Hiking The Severn … With Jeff Holland

With springtime just around the corner, this is a great time to start planning a hike around the Severn River and Anne Arundel County to enjoy the flowering that’s about to burst forth in the forest. Where are the best spots to enjoy a hike? To find out, join us Tuesday, March 16, for our […]

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Yellow Perch Spawn, Again, In Severn Run

They’re Back! Thanks to observations from Lynne and Craig Rockenbauch , we are excited to announce that the beautiful yellow perch have returned to the Severn Run to spawn. Yellow perch are a semi-anadromous species – meaning they migrate from saltier estuarine waters to the freshwater in Severn Run to lay their eggs. In late […]

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Do You Remember Greenbury Point?

You’re Invited To A Lighthouse Celebration! Do you remember the Lighthouse at Greenbury Point? Take a trip back in time with us on Tuesday, Feb. 16, for an eye-opening presentation on the history of lighthouses in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Time: 7 pm. Our speaker will be Bob Stevenson, Education Coordinator Chesapeake Chapter, United […]

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Are You Ready … To Show Your Love?  

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we want to invite you to join us in a celebration of love … your love of the Severn River. Wouldn’t it be fun to share an image or two that says why: You love the Severn River, and You love living along its shores? It’s SRA’s VALENTINE’S DAY PHOTO […]

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Severn River Oysters – Are Fertilizers A Threat?

— by Joan Treichel, SRA Science Reporter Oyster restoration in the Severn River is a major SRA program, enlisting some 400 volunteers each year. In 2018, volunteers and donors planted 47 million oysters. This past July, the number was 17 million. And more will be coming. But there is a threat to this master plan — […]

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SRA Introduces Creek-by-Creek Water Quality Reports

Creek-by-Creek watershed reports are now available for Back Creek, Whitehall/Ridout Creeks, Indian Landing Station and the MGO oyster reef at Traces Hollow. Just click below to download the reports.      Back Creek                                                                  […]

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