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Call For Volunteers! Lots Of Opportunities Ahead!

We’re looking for volunteers of all ages to help out with scientific, educational, exploration and clean-up projects in and around the Severn River in 2020.  The goal, as always, is to help ensure that our river is always fishable and swimmable. The volunteer opportunities include many chances to become citizen scientists who document what makes […]

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Now You Can Track The Severn’s Health Anytime!

Thanks to the hard work of our water quality monitoring team, and especially to our Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, you can now check on the health of the Severn River online at any time! All of the water quality data collected from SRA’s network of 41 monitoring stations are posted on the Chesapeake Data Explorer, […]

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SRA Presents: Chesapeake Bay Trivia Night!

Folks, this is the Social Event of the Season! And there are prizes, too. It’s the great Chesapeake Bay Trivia Night at Union Jack’s of Annapolis. Please join in the fun at this year’s first John Wright Speaker Series event Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Union Jack’s of Annapolis. What could be better? Nothing can compare […]

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Fertilizing Blackout Is Good News For The Severn River

You can scratch one “honey do” chore off the list this winter – lawn fertilizing. It is now illegal to fertilize your lawn until March 1, 2020. And even, your lawn doesn’t really need fertilize because most lawn-care pros say you don’t need to fertilize in the spring! It just washes away … into the […]

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Winter Algae Bloom Muck’s Up The Severn

ANNAPOLIS, Dec. 29, 2019 — The muddy orange color mucking up the Severn Riveris a rare (hopefully) winter algae bloom. Reports of the algae bloom started over a week ago. Our first call came in from a north branch of Chase Creek. At left is what the algae did to the once-clear waters of Chase […]

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A New Year Is Dawning!!!

We wish you peace and joy in the New Year, and a hearty, ‘Thank You,” for all you’ve done to treasure the Severn River in 2019. And with your help, 2020 will be the Year Of Discovery and Exploration on the Severn River! Your end-of-year donation to the Severn River Association supports scientific and educational […]

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‘Tis The Season … For Oysters!!!

As the winter sets in, the staff here at SRA headquarters on Back Creek wish you all a joyous holiday. What a great time to enjoy the Severn River and … oysters! Oysters are the treat of the season We love ’em at the raw bar, fried or especially in a comforting oyster and potato […]

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Alert! Keep Dogs Away From Dark False Mussels

Reports of dogs getting sick last year after eating dark false mussels have prompted a renewed warning from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Be safe: Keep your canine pals away from anything encrusted with the mussels, whether the mussels are in the water or on land. Many speculate that the problem may be most […]

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Can You Help The Severn?

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of gratitude, a day to reflect, a day of giving and a day to offer a helping hand. And, it’s a day when you can double your support for the river you love! Thanks to a generous $10,000 grant from an anonymous donor, your donation to the Severn […]

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A on a rainy day you can see … over a meter deep!

During Wednesday’s (Oct. 17, 2019) downpour, SRA’s intrepid water quality monitoring volunteers were out collecting data at 41 locations in the Severn River and they recorded some of the best we’ve seen all summer. Despite the rain, there was a remarkable amount of clarity in the water. The highest clarity was found at The Narrows […]

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SRA Welcomes Izzie Ketcham!

Please welcome and say “hi” to SRA’s new Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham. Izzie is a Chesapeake Conservation Corps member who is working with SRA for a year thanks to support from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. She hails from Windsor, CO, near Ft. Collins, and earned her environmental sciences degree from Grand Canyon University. Izzie packed […]

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How Oyster Farming Restored St. Jerome Creek

Ten years ago, there were no oysters in the Severn River or in St. Jerome Creek. But thanks to an oyster farmer’s dreams, the oysters are back! How did it happen? Hint: Think Skinny Dipper and Huckleberry. You’re invited to hear how a commercial oyster farmer made it happen during the next John Wright Speaker […]

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