Speaker Series

The John Wright Speaker Series is an adult environmental education program open to all who wish to expand their knowledge. Speakers present on a variety of topics from bees to beavers, oyster restoration to recycling, and everything between. For more information on John Wright, click HERE.

The 2019 State Of The Severn

Published: May 13, 2020

During this presentation of the 2019 State Of The Severn, SRA Executive Director, Tom Guay, details the good and the bad news. We enjoyed good swimming, some great clarity and a huge rebound of underwater grasses. We also had a persistent dead zone and poor conditions inside most of our creeks. Special thanks to the […]

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A Planet of 3 Billion – Christopher Tucker

Published: March 26, 2020

Businessman, Social Entrepreneur, and Author Christopher Tucker speaks about his latest book, “A Planet of 3 Billion”, and how the world can find a sustainable balance of population. Presented at the Severn River Association’s John Wright Speaker Series at Union Jack’s in Annapolis, Maryland on February 18, 2020. Video courtesy of Jack Turner.

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Oyster Farming In St. Jerome’s Creek

Published: December 20, 2019

Patrick Hudson explains how his company, True Chesapeake Oyster Co., used oyster farming to restore the bivalve in St. Jerome’s Creek. Video: Brian Hissong

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Oyster Restoration Update

Published: December 19, 2019

SRA’s Water Quality Monitoring team tracks the rise & fall of salinity and oxygen levels on four oyster restoration reefs. Presentation by SRA’s Program Officer, Tom Guay Video: Brian Hissong

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Enjoy The Severn River – Standing Up!

Published: October 29, 2019

What better way to enjoy the Severn than to get close, on a standup paddle board, for sunrises, yogo and even yappy hour! Capital SUP co-founder Kevin Haigis tells his company’s story, the beginning, their commitment to safety, kids and clean water! Video: Brian Hissong

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Land Preservation: How Does It Work?

Published: July 31, 2019

Conservation Easements: Scenic Rivers Land Trust Executive Director, Rick Leader, and Conservation Director, Sarah Knebel, explain how the land conservation process works and what that protection that actually brings to a property. Video: Brian Hissong

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The Demise Of Our Yellow Perch Fishery

Published: July 22, 2019

DNR’s Margaret McGinty explains how development has destroyed our once thriving habitat for Yellow Perch in the Severn River. Also, doctoral candidate Alex MacLeod explains his research into genetic changes deteriorating water quality induce on the Yellow Perch. Video: Brian Hissong

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New Protections For Natural Resources

Published: May 31, 2019

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman explains to how his administration will protect our county’s natural resources (forests, water quality, fisheries) from overly zealous development promoted by past administrations. SRA Board Member Bryan Gomes, introduces Mr. Pittman. Video: Brian Hissong

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The SAV Is Back! How’s It Doing?

Published: May 31, 2019

SRA’s Program Officer, Tom Guay, offers a history of underwater grasses over the past 30 years in the Severn River, from their total decline in the 1980s to their slow rebound from 1994 – 2019. Then, Brooke Landry, Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s SAV Workgroup and Biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, […]

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Tree Care In The Critical Area

Published: April 9, 2019

Tyler Balderson, arborist with Bartlet Tree Experts explains how to care for your trees, when to plant, when to trim and when to make sure you obtain a permit when working inside the critical area. Video: Brian Hissong

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