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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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They’re Back … And They’re Wonderful!

Despite the rigors of dealing with the coronavirus, there’s a reason to rejoice and give thanks – our underwater grasses, fabled submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), are making another comeback. It’s time to celebrate! The return of our underwater grasses is an indicator of improving water quality because the grasses need sunlight and clear water to […]

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Oysters To The Rescue!

Keeping Our Fingers Crossed for a new MGO Season by Havana Mullaly I remember very distinctly the first time I went to the Severn River. I instantly wanted to jump into the refreshing blue water. But as my toes began to meet the water’s edge, I was stopped and told that it was too dirty […]

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State Of The Severn: Mostly, A Good Year!

  ANNAPOLIS (April 21, 2020) — For the most part, 2019 was a good year for the Severn River, according to the latest State Of The Severn report released by the Severn River Association, the nation’s oldest river group. The best news was that it was a great year for swimming; the clarity of the […]

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All Quiet Along The Severn During COVID-19 Crisis

We wish everyone safe harbor during the challenges posed by the Coronavirus. If we all join together, we will weather through this. It will be dawn again, but as the poets sing, “the darkest hour, is just before the dawn…” Please practice basic precautions: washing hands, social distancing and staying home as much as possible. […]

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Monthly Giving, Automatic Renewal Now Available

If you’d like to automatically renew your SRA membership every year, you can now do this via the SRA Website. Your support helps sustain critical SRA’s programs. For example: a $50 donation supports our new Floating Classroom, which gives students a day of scientific explorations of the river and its habitat. A $35 donation keeps […]

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No-Go For Townhouses In Saltworks Creek

When communities work together, good things can happen! That’s how neighbors around the Saltworks Creek watershed successfully rallied to stop a 76 townhouse and assisted living project in the creek’s headwaters. Administrative Hearing Officer Douglas Hollmann has denied the special exception requested to build in the headwaters of Saltworks Creek. He noted that the proposed […]

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SRA Welcomes Douglas Kearney To Board Of Directors

We would like to welcome Douglas Kearney, who hails from the Cove Of Cork community of Lindamoor, to the SRA Board of Directors. Doug will serve as Secretary. Doug jumped right in to his new role during SRA’s March 5 board meeting. We are so glad to have Doug on board. He’s a Master Watershed […]

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Another Algae Bloom … Now In Fresh Water

There’s more than one algae bloom revealing itself in the Severn River watershed — in the middle of winter 2020. Our intrepid Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, has discovered a green tide in a non-tidal freshwater pond that feeds into the Severn River via Chase Creek. This is the green color in the picture at right […]

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Trivia Wins The Night At Union Jack’s

The lure of mastering facts and details of the Chesapeake Bay drew a fun crowd to our John Wright Speaker Series last month. The event was hosted by SRA’s own quiz-master, Bryan Kent Gomes, who challenged nine teams of contestants to test their knowledge. For example, “How many times during the year does a female […]

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