oysters

Raising Oysters Returns In Full Swing To The Severn!

November 29, 2021

A big thanks goes to our team of oyster growers throughout the Seven River who participate in the Marylanders Grow Oysters (MGO) program this year. Our volunteer oyster growers will be out there all winter raising our next crop of oysters under their piers. Then in June, they’ll plant their one-year old oysters on the Traces Hollow restoration […]

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Where Are Our Oysters And What Do They Look Like?

November 24, 2021

Thanks to a warm November, SRA’s Field Investigator, Jack Beckham, is preparing to start our next scientific adventure – using side-scan sonar to map oyster restoration reefs in the Severn River. Jack and his crew started mapping our existing oyster reefs – Traces Hollow, Manresa, Peach Orchard, Wade and Weems Upper – between the Rt. […]

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We Bid Fond Farewells … And Bright New Careers!

September 15, 2021

As another summer comes to an end, we shed a few tears and wish all the best to our departing staff, Field Investigator, Emi McGeady (center), and Water Quality Coordinator, Mackenzie Miller (left). Emi, with an environmental sciences degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, joined us as Field Investigator as part of […]

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The Floating Classroom Is Underway!

September 13, 2021

The fall is a great time for students to enjoy a scientific adventure on the Severn River to study oyster habitat and the connection to water quality. It’s time to schedule a Floating Classroom experience, a three-hour, hands-on introduction to water quality and habitat on the Severn River. This is a wonderful outdoor program to […]

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Divers Find Proof of Natural Oyster Reproduction in Severn River!!!!

July 20, 2021

The Severn River Association has some really great news to report: our oysters are naturally reproducing in the Severn River! It doesn’t happen a lot, but it does happen. This is wonderful news because it means that one day, if we can maintain good water quality in the Severn River, we can recreate self-sustaining oyster […]

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Can You Help Restore Oysters To The Severn?

July 12, 2021

With your support now, we can continue to re-populate the Severn River with oysters this summer to plant 20 million oyster spat-on-shell and open another oyster restoration reef. The Severn River Association is again partnering with the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) this year. The Build-A-Reef campaign is part of SRA’s strategic vision to re-populate oysters […]

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YOU Can Help Plant 20 Million Oysters!

May 13, 2021

Dear Lovers Of The Severn, Thanks to the support of community members like you, we are close to being able to plant another 20 million oysters in the Severn River this year! But we still need your help to make Operation Build-A-Reef: Severn River a success this summer.  YOU can be part of Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn […]

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Severn River Oysters – Are Fertilizers A Threat?

January 19, 2021

— by Joan Treichel, SRA Science Reporter Oyster restoration in the Severn River is a major SRA program, enlisting some 400 volunteers each year. In 2018, volunteers and donors planted 47 million oysters. This past July, the number was 17 million. And more will be coming. But there is a threat to this master plan — […]

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Our Oysters Enjoy Good Water Quality

January 18, 2021

Some great news to end 2020 – our oysters were doing well in the Severn River. The dead zones of low-oxygen waters did not infringe on the five restoration reefs in the river between the Rt. 50 and U.S. Naval Academy Bridges. We are pleased to release a special report on oxygen and salinity levels […]

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Paddling The Chesapeake

November 23, 2020

Would you like to learn all about the first-ever paddle down the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay? Then mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 pm, for the return of the John Wright Speaker Series! After taking a long break due to Covid-19 restrictions, our monthly educational series returns in a virtual […]

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Special Report – Oysters At Traces Hollow Doing Well

November 23, 2020

Great news for our oyster restoration program! Our oysters that live on four restoration reefs in the Severn River are enjoying good water quality (WQ) conditions in the area between the Rt. 50 and USNA Bridges. A special report produced by SRA Field Investigator Emi McGeady focuses particularly on the Traces Hollow reef that is […]

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SRA’s Floating Classroom Returns In Spring!

November 23, 2020

As winter sets in and river-based events go into hibernation, it’s a great time to plan for your adventure on SRA’s Floating Classroom next spring and summer. This is a hands-on, environmental, educational and scientific adventure where “class” is held aboard our 20-ft. Maritime skiff, Sea Girl, on the Severn River. Students learn how oxygen […]

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