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.

Sen. Elfreth Helps Oysters, Trees

Published: April 9, 2019

Senator Sarah Elfreth (D. District 30) explains progress made to protect forests, oysters and other environmental bills adopted during the Legislative Session of 2019.

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Pittman Takes On Stormwater

Published: February 19, 2019

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman explains the new directions his administration will take towards dealing with development, stormwater runoff and enforcement issues. Video: Scott Hymes

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Runoff, Permits & Water Quality

Published: February 19, 2019

Jesse Iliff, South RIVERKEEPER with the Arundel Rivers Federation, details the history Anne Arundle County’s lackluster enforcement of stormwater control and other environmental permitting rules, and offers hope for changes coming in 2019. Video: Scott Hymes

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Best Pals: Oyster Reefs & Fishermen

Published: February 12, 2019

John Page Williams, senior naturalist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, explains why restoring oyster reefs is so important to rebuilding fisheries. JP also reveals where the best fishing spots are on the Severn River. Video Production: Brian Hissong

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State Of The Severn In 2018

Published: November 20, 2018

Dr. Andrew Muller, associate professor of oceanography at U.S. Naval Academy, and Capt. Diana Muller, with Maritimas, detail the health of the Severn River in 2018. The Mullers review and explain water quality monitoring data collected during one of the rainiest years on record. Data reveals low levels of dissolved oxygen and salinity during critical […]

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Will Butterflies & Bees Survive?

Published: July 25, 2018

Mel Fegler, Executive Director with PX3-Pollinators Prospering People, explains the importance of bees and butterflies as pollinators for vegetable and flower gardens, the threats they face and what homeowners can do to create habitat for pollinators. Video Production: Scott Hymes

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Oyster Spat At Horn Point Hatchery

Published: June 18, 2018

Bryan Gomes with Oyster Recovery Partnership offers a photo tour and explanation of how oyster spat are raised at the Horn Point Hatchery in Cambridge, Md.  Horn Point Hatchery produces all of the oyster spat for SRA’s growers in the Marylanders Grow Oysters (MGO) program.  Horn Point also provided the spat-on-shell for Operation Build-A-Reef in […]

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No Discharge Zone For Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

Published: May 17, 2018

David Barker with Back Creek Conservancy explains the No Discharge Zone program for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Video Production: Brian Hissong

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Septic Detective Tells All!

Published: April 17, 2018

Nobody wants to talk about it. Everybody wants to pretend they don’t smell it. But you can’t swim after a rainstorm. The Septic Detective, Michael Gonsior, scientist at Chesapeake Bay Laboratory, explains his process of monitoring septic tank performance and detecting failure. Video Production: Brian Hissong

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Stormwater Rules & Impact Fees

Published: March 20, 2018

Anne Arundel County Councilman Chris Trumbauer explains why stormwater rules and development impact fees don’t always work as intended to control runoff pollution. Video Production: Scott Hymes

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