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.

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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Growing Oysters On The Severn River

Published: September 19, 2017

Eric Campbell with Maryland Department of Natural Resources outlines what it takes to successfully restore oyster reefs and rebuild the region’s wild oyster fisheries. Video Production: Scott Hymes

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