News

Scientific Oyster Dive Discovers Huge News!

We have some really great news to report: oysters are naturally reproducing in the Severn River! It doesn’t happen a lot, but it does happen. At left is our Field Investigator and oyster diver, Emi McGeady, pointing to an oyster that attached itself to piece of the granite substrate on the restoration reef known as […]

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Post A Sign To Protect Our Underwater Grasses?

We could use a hand or two to help spread awareness about the importance of underwater grasses, the fabled submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), in the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay! The Severn River Association is looking for volunteers who can post these cool-looking signs (pictured at right). Can you help make arrangements to post […]

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Are Beavers Untapped Talent in Restoring the Severn?

by Joan Treichel, SRA science reporter The North American beaver has been promoted from “top hat” to “eco-engineer.” So reported Scott McGill. a stream and wetland restoration expert, during a talk sponsored by the Maryland Stream Restoration Association this winter.  Many aspects of the beaver’s capabilities were also reviewed by McGill’s colleague, Rachel Ortt, Eco-credits […]

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Creek-By-Creek Water Quality Reports Available

Would you like to know how water quality is shaping up in your home waters? Is your local waterway suffering through dead zones (areas of low-oxygen content that can suffocate carbs and fish). We are pleased to release a series of Creek-By-Creek water quality reports that take a close look at conditions inside most of […]

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Our WQ Crew Brave The Elements – All The Elements!

Well, summer 2021 has certainly arrived and with the blistering heat sea nettle season is upon us. But boy, was it cold out on the Severn River back in April when our intrepid Water Quality Monitoring Crew started tracking conditions in the Severn River.  This is how our Field Investigator, Emi McGeady, WQ Crew Kathryn […]

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GEMS Expedition Weaves Its Way Through The Forests

What better way to discover what makes our watershed so special than to enjoy a hike through the forests?  That’s how a group of 20 Chesapeake Conservation Corps members helped create the very first GEMS Expedition hike through the Sewell Spring ecosystem at the headwaters, where the Severn Run meets the Severn River.  The event […]

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Can You Help Restore Oysters To The Severn?

With your support now, we can continue to re-populate the Severn River with oysters this summer to plant 20 million oyster spat-on-shell and open another oyster restoration reef. The Severn River Association is again partnering with the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) this year. The Build-A-Reef campaign is part of SRA’s strategic vision to re-populate oysters […]

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How Do We Keep Bees Happily Buzzin’ Away?

There’s a reason why we have the expression, “busy bee!” Would you like to lean why nature’s best pollinators hare always buzzing, swarming and doing their pollinating thing? Join us Tuesday, June 15, for our next John Wright Speaker Series presentation for a 7 pm virtual presentation. Our guest speaker will be Master Beekepper Tim McMahon. […]

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YOU Can Help Plant 20 Million Oysters!

Dear Lovers Of The Severn, Thanks to the support of community members like you, we are close to being able to plant another 20 million oysters in the Severn River this year! But we still need your help to make Operation Build-A-Reef: Severn River a success this summer.  YOU can be part of Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn […]

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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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