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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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Help Save Our Trees! Ask Legislators to Protect Forests

Who likes this look of this? Maryland is currently losing the equivalent of 2,000 football fields worth of trees and Anne Arundel County is leading the clearing trend. You can help stop this trend by urging your state legislators to adopt legislation to beef up the state’s Forest Conservation Act (FCA). The changes would protect […]

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Best Fishing Spots Revealed – Oyster Reefs!

by Lucie Lehmann Lured by the fast approaching fishing season, a standing-room-only crowd at SRA’s January 15 Educational Speaker Series gathered to hear Chesapeake Bay Foundation senior naturalist, author and avid angler, John Page (JP) Williams. JP had great news to deliver: if you want to find some of the best fishing spots, you should […]

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Is Annapolis Ready For Its Next Growth Spurt?

The City of Annapolis has unveiled its latest plan for development along the Forest Drive corridor and in Eastport. The plan, called the Sector Study, identifies a significant amount of new residential and commercial development over the next decade. In March, the Annapolis City Council will vote on whether to approve the Sector Study and […]

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Call For Citizen Scientist Volunteers

There are some wonderful volunteer opportunities ahead in 2019 for those who’d like to help protect the Severn River and help make our communities a better place for everyone. The Severn River Association could use a few helping hands who some spare time to invest in the river’s restoration.For starters, SRA will be doubling our […]

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Scuba Divers Needed To Check On Oyster Reefs

We love to hear from some scuba divers who could donate their services to help check on the health of our newly planted oysters. Last July,  the Severn River Association and the Oyster Recover Partnership planted 50 million oyster spat-on-shell on three oyster reefs selected for restoration. We’d love to see how they’re doing. This […]

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Exciting Merger Expands Protections For Severn River

ANNAPOLIS — Jan. 15, 2019.  The Severn River Association (SRA) and the Back Creek Conservancy (BCC) are pleased to announce today the consolidation of the two watershed organizations.   As of Jan. 1, 2019, the two groups have combined resources and expertise to work as a single, unified advocate for the Severn River and to […]

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Missed An SRA Meeting?

If you’re not able to make it out to hear one of our excellent speakers for our monthly meetings, don’t despair! You can still learn from our speakers when it’s more convenient for you. Thanks to a Green Grant from Baltimore Gas & Election, we have created videos of our Speaker Series and they’re all […]

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A Fisherman’s Best Friend – Oyster Reefs!

When fishermen get talking, you’ll hear all kinds of stories about the ones that got away, or if you’re lucky, you get to admire a selfie with a grandson holding the biggest dang fish you’ve ever seen. Oh, you’ll hear stories … about the line, the rods, the flies, the tackle, the bait, the weather, […]

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SRA Helps Fund Jones Cove Stormwater Solutions

The Severn River Association is proud to announce grant support to address stormwater runoff problems in an area known as Jones Cove in Back Creek. Jones Cove is the wooded area just behind the Eastport Post Office, at the intersection of Chesapeake Ave. and Americana Dr. It’s just down the road from where the proposed […]

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What Brings The Birds & Bees to Your Yard?

A great way to add value to your yard is to focus on attracting the birds and the bees. Kimberly Sagi, owner of the Severna Park Wild Bird Center says it all boils down to plant native bushes, grasses, shrubs and trees that provide habitat for birds and bees year round. The key reason to […]

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