Severn River Associaiton

Annual Membership Meeting – September 30

September 13, 2021

You’re invited to the annual membership meeting of the Severn River Association on Thursday, September 30, from 7 pm to 8 pm. With the return of COVID concerns, we are planning to host a small live meeting. We will also feature a live video broadcast of the meeting so most members can participate from home. […]

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Build-A-Reef: 24 Million More Oysters In The Severn

September 13, 2021

Boy, do we have some really great oyster restoration news in the Severn River! Thanks to private donors who love oysters, Smyth Jewelers, the Severn River Association and the Oyster Recovery Partnership have just planted 24 million baby oysters and created a new oyster restoration reef in the Severn. The new bivalve arrivals are now […]

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Hiking The Severn … With Jeff Holland

March 16, 2021

With springtime just around the corner, this is a great time to start planning a hike around the Severn River and Anne Arundel County to enjoy the flowering that’s about to burst forth in the forest. Where are the best spots to enjoy a hike? To find out, join us Tuesday, March 16, for our […]

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Are You Ready … To Show Your Love?  

February 9, 2021

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we want to invite you to join us in a celebration of love … your love of the Severn River. Wouldn’t it be fun to share an image or two that says why: You love the Severn River, and You love living along its shores? It’s SRA’s VALENTINE’S DAY PHOTO […]

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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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Welcome To SRA’s New Science And Development Staff

October 16, 2020

Please give a very warm welcome to Emi McGeady, who has joined the SRA staff as our Field Investigator and to Suzanne Martin, who is now leading our fundraising program as our new Development Director. Emi is a 2020-2021 Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) member who joins the SRA staff thanks to a grant from the […]

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Trivia Wins The Night At Union Jack’s

February 13, 2020

The lure of mastering facts and details of the Chesapeake Bay drew a fun crowd to our John Wright Speaker Series last month. The event was hosted by SRA’s own quiz-master, Bryan Kent Gomes, who challenged nine teams of contestants to test their knowledge. For example, “How many times during the year does a female […]

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Now You Can Track The Severn’s Health Anytime!

January 20, 2020

Thanks to the hard work of our water quality monitoring team, and especially to our Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, you can now check on the health of the Severn River online at any time! All of the water quality data collected from SRA’s network of 41 monitoring stations are posted on the Chesapeake Data Explorer, […]

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Winter Algae Bloom Muck’s Up The Severn

January 6, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Dec. 29, 2019 — The muddy orange color mucking up the Severn River is a rare (hopefully) winter algae bloom. Reports of the algae bloom started over a week ago. Our first call came in from a north branch of Chase Creek. At left is what the algae did to the once-clear waters of […]

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A on a rainy day you can see … over a meter deep!

October 17, 2019

During Wednesday’s (Oct. 17, 2019) downpour, SRA’s intrepid water quality monitoring volunteers were out collecting data at 41 locations in the Severn River and they recorded some of the best we’ve seen all summer. Despite the rain, there was a remarkable amount of clarity in the water. The highest clarity was found at The Narrows […]

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There’s Still Time To Protect Trees

October 10, 2019

If you love the quality of life in your community and value clean water in our rivers and creeks, please urge the Anne Arundel County Council to support bill 68-19 to modernize the Forest Conservation Act. Under current law, here’s what is legal (see picture at right). There is very little meaningful mitigation or reforestation […]

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