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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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What A Day It Was …Searching For SAV

We’d like thank our pals at Crosby Marketing & Communications for their help this year in tracking and mapping our underwater grasses in the Severn River. Here’s a quick photo essay from the Crosby Day of Service event on Sept. 27, where 20 volunteers from Crosby got out in borrowed kayaks, learned to identify Redhead […]

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In Winter, Different Kinds Of Paddlers Ply The Severn

Ever think that the end of kayaking season means there are no paddlers on the river?Think again, because in late November, when human snowbirds begin leaving our area for warmer climes, other migrants are just arriving. Flocks of waterfowl fly in from their summer breeding grounds in the Midwest, West and as far north as […]

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The State Of The Severn – It’s Not Good

It was a very rough year for the Severn River in 2018. Our fisheries and oyster reefs suffered from a dangerous combination of hot water, nutrient pollutant overloads and a dramatic drop in salinity. That’s the worrisome news detailed in this year’s State Of The Severn report presented by Dr. Andrew Muller, associate professor of […]

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On Giving Tuesday, Time To Reflect, Give Back

As we all kick into high gear for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, please take a deep breath on GivingTuesday on Nov. 27. It’s a global event, a day dedicated to reflection and giving. When GivingTuesday arrives, we hope you’ll consider supporting SRA’s educational and water-based programs. Your gift helps support water quality monitoring, […]

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Psst! Accolade For Our Pal, David Barker

ANNAPOLIS — You’re invited to join the Annapolis City Council on Monday night, Nov. 19, to recognize David Barker, Chairman of the Back Creek Conservancy, for his efforts to promote home-grown environmental awareness, education, cooperation and restoration programs in the city. The citation from the City of Annapolis acknowledges David’s role in: – helping create […]

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State Of The Severn To Detail River’s Health

Water quality on the Severn River was dramatically different this year. We’ve suffered through algae blooms, mud floods of sediment pollution and deluges of rain that significantly reduced the river’s salinity. What’s it all mean for the health of our river? Our fisheries? Our oysters? Our children? Nov. 20 — The State Of The Severn […]

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English Ivy — Tree Killer!

If you have English Ivy in your yard, climbing your trees … you have a problem. The ivy is slowing killing your trees. To save your trees from this invasive species, you have to take action and remove the ivy. It can be done organically, without chemicals! You just need some shears, snips, maybe a […]

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SAV ‘Navy’ Crew Make Scientific Discovery

Meet Eleni Kotsis and her sons, Dionisios and James.  Eleni enlisted herself and her boys in the famous SAV ‘Navy‘ this summer to help in the search for underwater grasses. They had a great time on the water, finding not only some submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), but they also enjoyed watching some birds, snakes and […]

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The Humble Bivalve, Stronger Than Hurricanes?

What’s the best way to protect against the power of storms and hurricanes? It’s not sea walls, revetments, bulkheads and rock installations, according to an article in the online publication, JSTOR Daily. It’s bivalves! Turns out that oysters, mussels and clams provide better protection against damages caused by storm-surge flooding. Whether it’s clam gardening, oyster […]

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Baby, It’s Cold On The Severn!

It may not be winter yet, but boy does it get cold and wet in a hurry when the October winds are blowing 18 knots out on Round Bay! Our intrepid water quality monitoring crew braved the winds on Wednesday mornings last month, like when it was like 47 degrees to start their tours. Sure, […]

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