oysters

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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How Oyster Farming Restored St. Jerome Creek

October 11, 2019

Ten years ago, there were no oysters in the Severn River or in St. Jerome Creek. But thanks to an oyster farmer’s dreams, the oysters are back! How did it happen? Hint: Think Skinny Dipper and Huckleberry. You’re invited to hear how a commercial oyster farmer made it happen during the next John Wright Speaker […]

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Fair Sailing Ahead For John Page Williams

September 15, 2019

Eastport – Aug. 28: More than 50 friends gathered last month to wish a fare-thee-well to John Page Williams before he and Louise head south. John Page and Louise are relocating to be near their daughter’s family in Richmond, Va. He’s been a mentor to so many of us who know JP as fisherman, writer, […]

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Oysters Safe From Severn River ‘Dead Zone’

August 18, 2019

Some great news for all who love oysters and support restoration of historic oyster reefs: Conditions are good for oyster restoration and, so far this year, safe from the river’s Dead Zone. They’re not perfect, but they’re a dang sight better than last year! And we have the data to tell the story thanks to […]

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Low Salinity Hampers Horn Pt. Spat Production

July 11, 2019

Two years of record breaking rains are taking their toll on oyster spat production at the Horn Point Hatchery in Cambridge. Click here to read the report in the Bay Journal. We do hope this is temporary, but it is part of a two-year trend that has seen a sharp drop in the salinity of […]

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Big Turnout For Oyster Planting Day At MGO Reef!

June 17, 2019

We had a great start to this year’s oyster planting festivities on June 1 at the MGO reef at the foot of the Rt. 50 Bridge. After a long winter of raising their baby oysters in cages hung from piers all throughout the Severn River, our growers rallied on the 1st Saturday in June to […]

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SRA Volunteers Monitor Severn River Health

June 17, 2019

Annapolis – June 12, 2019: Great news: SRA’s volunteer are already hard at work monitoring oxygen and salinity levels in the Severn River and its creeks. The weekly tours on Wednesday and Thursday mornings track the growth of the river’s health, which sadly, does include permanent dead zone in the middle of Round Bay. At […]

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