Severn River Association

SRA Brings The Floating Classroom To Annapolis

May 9, 2022

This summer, SRA will bring our exciting Floating Classroom program to the City of Annapolis Recreation & Parks’ summer day camp program. We’ll be taking campers from the Pip Moyer Recreation Center out on the Severn River for a hands-on, scientific experience studying water quality, oysters and reef habitat – and enjoy a boat ride. […]

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Spying On The Hidden World of Oyster Reefs

May 9, 2022

How do scientists keep an eye on oysters as they rebuild new oyster reefs? With cool new technology! Please join us for our next John Wright Speaker Series – on May 17 (6:30 pm) – to meet Allison Colden, Maryland Fisheries Scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Allison will explain how she uses emerging technologies […]

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How To Plan Your Garden … The Bay Friendly Way 

March 8, 2022

Spring is in the air!  We all feel it coming and what better way to say goodbye to winter than to plan your spring gardening campaign. Please join us March 15, at 6:30 pm, when our famous John Wright Speak Series returns with a presentation on combining local landscaping and Bay Friendly gardening techniques to […]

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Introducing SRA’s new Executive Director, Jesse Iliff

March 8, 2022

The Severn River Association is pleased and excited to announce that native son and environmental attorney, Jesse Iliff, joined our team as Executive Director on March 1, 2022. Jesse brings a wealth of experience as an environmental advocate and Riverkeeper to lead SRA, the nation’s oldest river group, to ensure that we achieve our new […]

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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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Calling All Boaters! Paddlers, Fishermen, Crabbers!   

November 24, 2021

What is our scientist friend from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) doing? Taking pictures of Chessie the Sea Monster? No, it’s even more exciting … SERC Researcher Elizabeth is taking pictures of turbidity in the water! Huh? This summer, SRA was proud to help the folks at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) ground […]

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Back Creek Clarity Ends On Bright Clear Note

November 24, 2021

Rockin’ great news on Back Creek in Eastport – water clarity hits season high: 1.25 m. That’s WQ Crew member Karen (at right) recording the big clarity event with the Secchi Disc in Jones Cove on our last day of water quality monitoring for the 2021 season. SRA’s water quality monitoring program is a robust, […]

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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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Where Have All The Redheads Gone???

September 9, 2021

The famous SAV Navy is a group of dedicated volunteer scientists who survey, map and identify the types of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Severn River each summer. Susan Benac and Jackie Agnew are working through their 3rd year monitoring SAV beds at the Narrows, where they sample underwater grasses at 31 locations! In […]

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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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Post A Sign To Protect Our Underwater Grasses?

July 20, 2021

We could use a hand or two to help spread awareness about the importance of underwater grasses, the fabled submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), in the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay! The Severn River Association is looking for volunteers who can post these cool-looking signs (pictured at right). Can you help make arrangements to post […]

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Creek-By-Creek Water Quality Reports Available

July 19, 2021

Would you like to know how water quality is shaping up in your home waters? Is your local waterway suffering through dead zones (areas of low-oxygen content that can suffocate carbs and fish). We are pleased to release a series of Creek-By-Creek water quality reports that take a close look at conditions inside most of […]

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