Will You Help Protect Our Underwater Grasses?

We are starting an outreach campaign to bring attention to protecting our submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV).

As the sign says: For A Healthy Bay, Let Grasses Stay.

The goal is to get the word out that SAV is a key to restoring our river’s habitat because the grasses:

  • protect shorelines from erosion,
  • add oxygen to the water column,
  • provide food and habitat for waterfowl and aquatic animals,
  • absorb nutrient and sediment pollution, and
  • improve water clarity.

We are looking for volunteers who will let us post this sign on private piers, community docks and commercial marinas throughout the Severn River watershed.

Ideally, we would like to have the signs up in April-May before boating season begins in earnest.

If you can help, please contact our Field Investigator, Jack Beckham, at fieldinvestigator@severnriver.org to arrange details for posting the signs.