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2023 Oyster Dive Report

Published: November 14, 2023

  Photo Captions: Cody and Sarah Dive at Wade 2 – Measuring an oyster – Natural reproduction! SRA has been conducting annual scientific oyster diving operations to monitor the health of five restoration reefs in the Severn River between the Rt. 50 and US Naval Academy Bridges, since 2019. For 2023, survival rates for one-year-old […]

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Native Landscape Photo Contest Winners

Published: September 14, 2023

Congratulations to our winners of the Native Landscape Photo Contest. 1st Place – Keith Hansen, Odenton MD When did you start native gardening on your property? I started my native garden in March of 2018 while the last snow of the Winter was falling. I removed all the turf grass and cut down the invasive […]

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2022 Severn River Report Card

Published: August 28, 2023

It’s here! 2022’s report card on water quality. A slight improvement from last year, click the image and see the full report.

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Late Summer Program Updates

Published: August 16, 2023

Water Quality Monitoring and our Interns What’s with the new deck shoes? A new fashion fad for veteran Water Quality Monitors??? Not exactly. Our veteran intern, Jason, is heading off to college this week to “enjoy” his Navy ROTC training before he starts class at Virginia Tech. He’s been breaking in these babies while driving […]

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Chesapeake Bay Magazine highlights SRA’s Water Quality Monitoring

Published: July 5, 2023

Chesapeake Bay Magazine came along for one our water quality monitoring tours of the Severn River last week. Here is the article they published. More information about our water quality monitoring program, here.

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June Programs Update

Published: June 16, 2023

As usual with a complex watershed system, we have a mix of good and some not-so-good news on the Severn River this spring. First, the good news: 2023 is shaping up to be a goodyear for our oysters. At the time of this writing, conditions are ripe to support an oyster spawn (natural reproduction) right […]

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Volunteer Interview: Kathryn Von Rueden

Published: June 14, 2023

1. How did you hear about the Severn River Association? Honestly I am not certain how I first learned about SRA. Definitely, I became aware of the SRA mission and work in the late 90’s from articles published in the Annapolis Capital describing some of the SRA initiatives. 2. What initially inspired you to get […]

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SRA plants 15 Million Oysters on the Severn

Published: June 8, 2023

The Build-A-Reef: Severn River program had it’s 5th planting on June 7th and deposited 15 Million spat-on-shell onto a protected oyster reef. In partnership with Oyster Recovery Partnership and Maryland Department of Natural Resources the boat planted a total of 30 Million. Check out the Capital Gazette article about the event or watch the video […]

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SRA Executive Director on Hey Neighbor Podcast

Published: May 19, 2023

Jesse was a guest on the Hey Neighbor podcast. Check it out!

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