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.

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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How Citizens Can Enforce Stormwater Control Rules

Published: February 15, 2018

Richard Klein, with Community & Environmental Defense Services (CEDS), explains how stormwater permits are supposed to work and how citizens can help enforce stormwater discharge control rules at construction sites. Video Production: Scott Hymes

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Annapolis Neck – Mud Floods

Published: February 8, 2018

Anastasia Hopkinson with the Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation describes her community’s frustration in dealing with Mud Floods of sediment pollution caused by development of the Key School’s athletic fields. Video Production: Scott Hymes

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Trees, Bulldozers & The Forest Conservation Act

Published: January 19, 2018

Leaders of a state-wide effort to upgrade the Forest Conservation Act explain what’s needed to protect forest and tree canopy in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and throughout the state of Maryland. Speakers on Jan. 16, 2018 included: – Rob Savidge, Annapolis Alderman – Anna Mud, Maryland Advocacy Manager with Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and – Ben […]

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Fishing on the Severn

Published: November 16, 2017

Author and fishing guru, John Veil, shares his kayak-based fishing experiences on the Severn River. John offers details on anyone can get started to enjoy the outdoor experience on the Severn River all year round. Video Production: Scott Hymes

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Satellites and Drones: Tools To Study Water Quality

Published: October 16, 2017

Greg Silsbe with the University of Maryland’s Center For Environmental Study at the Horn Point Hatchery in Cambridge, MD, explains how scientists are using satellites and drones to link water color to water quality. Video Production: Scott Hymes

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