Severn River Associaiton

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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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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