Severn River Associaiton

Communities: Can You Help Study Shoreline Creatures?

May 10, 2022

A new environmental education program that gives students and their families a chance to study all the creatures in the shoreline shallows is now available for communities along the Severn River. This program was developed by SRA Board Member Jeff Schomig and his son, Jason, and tested out last year at the Ben Oaks and […]

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SRA Surveys Locations For New Severn Oyster Reefs 

March 7, 2022

Thanks to a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, SRA will be expanding our oyster restoration research operations this spring and summer to identify the best new locations for future oyster restoration reefs in the Severn River. The $10,000 grant will support a major study of river bottom conditions where historic […]

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New Report: Oysters Thriving In Severn River; Reefs Rebuilding

March 7, 2022

Recent efforts to bring oysters back to the Severn River are succeeding! The good news comes in a new report on a scientific oyster diver conducted by the Severn River Association. The report highlights that oyster populations on three restoration reefs are exceeding oyster restoration thresholds of 50 oysters/m2 and the oysters are starting to naturally […]

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Fertilizers: The Big Threat To Oysters, Fish, Crabs

March 7, 2022

–by Joan Treichel, SRA Science Reporter If you love your Severn River, please be very cautious about fertilizing your lawn this spring. Although fertilizers are remarkably valuable in feeding the world’s populations, when they end up in the Chesapeake Bay or the rivers that flow into it, they can inflict grave damage. What can be […]

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Call For Volunteers: Water Quality Crews Forming

March 7, 2022

Starting this April, SRA’s famous water quality (WQ) monitoring program will begin for the 2022 monitoring season. We could use your help! By joining our WQ crew, you’ll be: tracking conditions in your river, collecting scientific data that is shared with the regulatory and scientific communities, discovering places you’ve never seen, meeting new friends, and […]

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Floating Classroom Looks Forward To 2022!

November 26, 2021

It was a great year for students this summer participating in our Floating Classroom program aboard our scientific research vessel, Sea Girl.  During the peak of the summer, our Habitat Instructor, Briana Nancy, sets sail nearly every week on our scientific research vessel, Sea Girl, to develop young scientists and encourage stewardship of our waterways. SRA’s […]

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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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