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4 More Events For Project Clean Stream Volunteers

There are still some great opportunities for volunteers to help out with this year’s Project Clean Stream events over the next two weekends. To the left, some of the crew who helped out on Saturday, April 6, sporting our new SRA cleanup T-shirts. We have three more events just ahead. There’s one April 13, two […]

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Dam Replacement Closes West Benfield Road — until March 2020!

by Larry Mathena and Lynne Rockenbauch Heads Up: Over the next year, the west end of Benfield Rd. in Severna Park/Millersville is going to be clogged up, literally. All the road work and congestion is due to a dam removal project on Bear Branch, meanders through the Shipley’s Choice, Crain West, Ben Oaks and Point […]

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It’s The Return Of The Yellow Perch — Again!

Great news! The noble, cold-water-loving Yellow Perch have returned yet again to the headwaters of the Severn River to spawn and start yet another generation. SRA’s intrepid Yellow Perch search team, SRA President Lynne Rockenbauch and her husband Craig, were back in the spawning grounds this year looking for proof that the fish have returned, […]

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How Do You Protect Trees And Your River?

What are the best ways to protect our forests, our trees, oysters, our water quality? State Senator Sarah Elfreth (D. District 30) and Arborist Tyler Balderson, with Bartlett Tree Experts, offered two crucial ways do this: legislative and practical hands-on solutions. Both approaches were described during the John Wright Educational Series meeting sponsored by the […]

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The SAV Is Back! How’s It Doing?

It’s that time of year again, a time when fresh grass is growing, but not in your yard, but just below the surface of the Severn River. We’re talking about our submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). They’re back! How are they doing? Join us Tuesday, April16, at Union Jack’s of Annapolis to find out during the […]

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Changes Coming To Tighten Stormwater Compliance

A new philosophy, one that puts protection of environmental resources, is taking hold now that County Executive Steuart Pittman is at the helm of Anne Arundel County. Crucial leadership changes are already underway to make this happen, Pittman told a standing-room-only crowd Feb. 19 at the Severn River Association’s John Wright Speaker Series. The changes […]

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We Need Your Help To Save Our Trees!

Do you like seeing the devastation caused by excessive tree clearings? We don’t either, but there’s a solution! There is a way to protect our forests for future generations.You can help protect our trees by urging legislators to support changes to Maryland’s Forest Conservation Act (FCA). An easy way to let your lawmakers know of […]

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How To (Properly) Trim Trees In The Critical Area

When trees need maintenance, trimming and even removal, what is the best way to take care of them in the critical area? To find out, join us Wednesday, March 20, at Union Jack’s Pub in Parole for the next John Wright Speaker Series presentation sponsored by the Severn River Association (SRA). Our guest speaker will […]

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In Memory of John Wright

We regret to announce that we have lost a dear friend and Saefern Community neighbor, John Wright, who passed away Feb. 15. John shaped quite a legacy as a long-time SRA Board Member who provided invaluable help with fundraising and strategic planner. John also found time and considerable energy to create our Educational Speaker Series. […]

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Huge workloads hinder stormwater enforcement

One reason for Anne Arundel County’s poor enforcement record, especially with water pollution from construction sites, is that inspectors working for the county’s Inspections & Permits (I&P) department are grossly overworked. Due to budget cuts over the past dozen years, Anne Arundel County’s I&P inspectors now have to handle 149 cases at a time. In […]

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What’s Up With Stormwater Compliance?

What can be done to put a stop to the ugly Mud Floods that pollute our rivers and creeks with sediment and nutrient overloads? With stormwater pollution the number one reason our rivers and creeks are classified as “impaired” waterways, controlling these pollution floods is paramount to improving water quality. Find out Tuesday, Feb. 19, […]

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Who’s Ready to Jump In A Boat And Tour The Severn?

Anybody looking for an excuse to get out in a boat and enjoy the Severn River? Boy, do we have the opportunity you’re looking for — and you’ll be helping preserve this treasured waterway. SRA is looking for volunteers to join a team of intrepid citizen scientists to help us monitor water quality in the […]

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