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You’re Invited! SRA’s Annual Membership Meeting

August 28, 2020 Dear SRA Members and Communities, The Severn River Association (SRA) will hold its annual membership meeting on Sept. 3, 2020 at 7 pm. Due to the Covid pandemic, SRA is sponsoring a virtual meeting via a Zoom conference online. The meeting will feature: a keynote address by State Sen. Ed Reilly, a […]

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Howling Hurricane Isaias Churns It’s Way Up The Severn!

Hurricane Isaias rolled up the Severn River on Aug. 3, bringing torrential downpours and high winds that did more than knock downed trees and create power outages on land. In the Severn, Isaias left quite a mess: – fish kills along our shorelines, – stinky blue-algae blooms, – sediment plumes, and – no swimming advisories. […]

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West Severna Park Builds New Living Shoreline

Congratulations goes out to our member community, West Severna Park, for their newly completed living shoreline that protects a shady overlook of the community harbor. SRA worked with the community and living shoreline expert, John Flood of Flood Brothers Marine Contracting, to obtain a $34,000 construction grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Anne Arundel […]

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Our New Floating Classroom: Hands-On Leaning, On The River

You’re invited to experience an intimate, hands-on environmental and scientific adventure on the Severn River. How? Introducing SRA’s new Floating Classroom, where “class” is held aboard our 20-ft. Maritime Skiff, The Sea Girl. Sponsored by the Chaney Foundation, the Floating Classroom program provides science-based experiences to enhance our appreciation of the Scenic Severn River. During […]

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Call For Volunteers – Join The Water Quality Crew!

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors? How about volunteering to be on a boat and in the sunshine while you contribute to scientific understanding of the Severn River? We have a ‘job’ for you! Consider volunteering to become a member of our water quality monitoring program. We always need helping hands and […]

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Join Us To Create A Better Normal – GreenGive, July 21-22

The Severn River Association is proud to announce that we are a co-host of the GreenGive, an online fundraising and engagement-building initiative to expand participation in 10 Anne Arundel County waterway and environmental organizations. What Is The GreenGive? GreenGive is a day of giving starting on July 21 at 5 p.m. through July 22 at […]

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Mahogany Tide Just Wouldn’t Go Away!

As of early July 14, much of the Severn River was still experiencing the muddy-orange-brown color caused by the algae bloom known as the Mahogany Tide. The ugly, rusty, orange-brown color is caused by an algae species called prorocentrum minimum. Algae blooms are natural occurrence and are a food source for fish. But when you […]

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Water Quality Monitoring Teams Are Back At Work!

With the lifting of boating restrictions in late May, SRA’s water quality monitoring crews are back in action to create a comprehensive picture of the health of the Scenic Severn River. Our weekly water quality monitoring tours visit 45 stations throughout the entire waterway, from Indian Landing at the top of the river, through Round […]

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SRA Annual Meeting Set for Sept. 3

The Severn River Association will hold its annual membership meeting Sept. 3, and we will be meeting live (hopefully) at the Epping Forest Club House – with an online option, too – in the Epping Forest community on the Severn River at the mouth of Clements Creek. This meeting will be a mix of a […]

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Do You Treasure Our Scenic Severn River?

Dear Lovers Of The Severn, A huge Thank You! goes out to all those who supported the Severn River during our June membership drive. There’s still time to show your support for the Severn to ensure that volunteer-based programs to protect our treasured waterway continue through these troubling times. Please consider supporting your river and […]

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Water Quality Update – Return Of The Orange Blob!

Annapolis – May 26, 2020 (updated 5.29.20).  That ugly red-brown water we’re witnessing in the Severn River right now is an algae bloom, the infamous Mahogany Tide. The top picture at right is what the algae bloom did to the harbor in West Severna Park. The picture below is what the harbor in West Severna […]

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Trivia Night Returns To John Wright Series

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trivia Night Returns To John Wright Series Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 19, and join us for the return of Quiz Master Bryan Gomes as we resume our John Wright Speaker Series – in a virtual format. Bryan will host a Trivia Night with a focus on the Severn […]

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