Severn River Association

Meet Joan Treichel: SRA Writer, Volunteer, Supporter 

March 30, 2021

Welcome to our First SRA Donor Profile! SRA is so grateful for all of its donors and volunteers – and we wanted you to get to know them too. Without YOU, SRA would not be where it is today. We asked Joan to answer a few questions about her support of SRA – enjoy! — […]

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Enjoy The Frog Songs Along The Severn River

March 26, 2021

— by Joan Treichel, SRA Science Reporter One of the joys of living along the Severn River is hearing male frogs awaken from their winter sleep and start croaking for mates. Did you know that each frog species has its own language? That’s what Jessica Nelson, a frog expert from the National Aquarium in Baltimore, […]

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Yellow Perch Spawn, Again, In Severn Run

March 15, 2021

They’re Back! Thanks to observations from Lynne and Craig Rockenbauch , we are excited to announce that the beautiful yellow perch have returned to the Severn Run to spawn. Yellow perch are a semi-anadromous species – meaning they migrate from saltier estuarine waters to the freshwater in Severn Run to lay their eggs. In late […]

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Do You Remember Greenbury Point?

February 16, 2021

You’re Invited To A Lighthouse Celebration! Do you remember the Lighthouse at Greenbury Point? Take a trip back in time with us on Tuesday, Feb. 16, for an eye-opening presentation on the history of lighthouses in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Time: 7 pm. Our speaker will be Bob Stevenson, Education Coordinator Chesapeake Chapter, United […]

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Our Oysters Enjoy Good Water Quality

January 18, 2021

Some great news to end 2020 – our oysters were doing well in the Severn River. The dead zones of low-oxygen waters did not infringe on the five restoration reefs in the river between the Rt. 50 and U.S. Naval Academy Bridges. We are pleased to release a special report on oxygen and salinity levels […]

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Severn River WQ Data Tracks Dead Zones, Great Clarity

January 15, 2021

On top of all the trials we’ve experienced on land during 2020, the Severn River suffered through its own health crisis. It was a year that saw extensive algae blooms and persistent dead zones that plagued the river through spring and summer and even into the late October. And now, all of the water quality […]

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Paddling The Chesapeake

November 23, 2020

Would you like to learn all about the first-ever paddle down the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay? Then mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 pm, for the return of the John Wright Speaker Series! After taking a long break due to Covid-19 restrictions, our monthly educational series returns in a virtual […]

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What The Heck ???

October 17, 2020

It’s been a tough month for the Bear Branch and its neighboring communities: algae blooms, mud floods and now this … see pic at right. The latest insult to the creek was this large UFO – unidentified floating object – making it’s way downstream to the Severn River between the Pointfield Landing and Ben Oaks […]

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Algae Bloom Returns To Upper River

October 14, 2020

Terrible news to report for the upper Severn River yesterday – the giant algae bloom is back. The river from Severn Run headwaters and outside Bear Branch at Ben Oaks is infested with the algae that creates the Mahogany Blooms. Our Water Quality Monitoring teams have tracked the emergence of this bloom on their weekly […]

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Erik Kreifeldt Elected SRA President

October 13, 2020

We have a new president! We’re pleased to announce that Erik Kreifeldt is now at the helm of the Severn River Association. Erik assumed the President’s chair at the conclusion of our annual meeting Sept. 3. Erik became SRA’s Treasurer in 2019. A lifelong angler and waterway enthusiast, Erik is inspired by the prominence of […]

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You’re Invited! SRA’s Annual Membership Meeting

August 30, 2020

August 28, 2020 Dear SRA Members and Communities, The Severn River Association (SRA) will hold its annual membership meeting on Sept. 3, 2020 at 7 pm. Due to the Covid pandemic, SRA is sponsoring a virtual meeting via a Zoom conference online. The meeting will feature: a keynote address by State Sen. Ed Reilly, a […]

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