GEMS Expedition

GEMS Expedition Weaves Its Way Through The Forests

July 19, 2021

What better way to discover what makes our watershed so special than to enjoy a hike through the forests?  That’s how a group of 20 Chesapeake Conservation Corps members helped create the very first GEMS Expedition hike through the Sewell Spring ecosystem at the headwaters, where the Severn Run meets the Severn River.  The event […]

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Discovering GEMS Along The Severn

March 30, 2021

The long-awaited GEMS Expedition is getting underway! Back in 1988, the Severn River Commission published a book by foresters Todd Davison and Colby Rucker, – GEMS Of The Severn. The authors trekked through the forests, swamps, wetlands, ponds, and streams in the Severn River watershed and identified 500 special features, the GEMS, that we should […]

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Another Algae Bloom … Now In Fresh Water

February 17, 2020

There’s more than one algae bloom revealing itself in the Severn River watershed — in the middle of winter 2020. Our intrepid Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, has discovered a green tide in a non-tidal freshwater pond that feeds into the Severn River via Chase Creek. This is the green color in the picture at right […]

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Can You Help The Severn?

December 3, 2019

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of gratitude, a day to reflect, a day of giving and a day to offer a helping hand. And, it’s a day when you can double your support for the river you love! Thanks to a generous $10,000 grant from an anonymous donor, your donation to the Severn […]

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