Severn River Association

The Bay Weekly writes about SRA’s new Shoreline Census Program

June 28, 2022

The Bay Weekly just printed an article about SRA Board Member Jeff Schomig’s new Shoreline Census program to survey near-shore wild life. The findings can help show the health of the Severn River. Read the full article HERE.

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Poll Results about Greenbury Point

June 2, 2022

The results from a statewide poll of Maryland residents identifies very strong opposition to a proposal to build a golf course at the Greenbury Point Conservation Area on the Severn River near Annapolis. Environmental considerations, and concern about loss of public access to the conservation area, help explain the very high levels of opposition. Read […]

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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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What Does An Oyster Bar Sound Like? 

May 9, 2022

How do you tell whether the river bottom at 4 meters depth is sand, mud, rock, concrete or shell? You can listen to the sounding pole. It’s a crunchy sound when you hit sand. This month, SRA’s Oyster Committee Co-Chair, Ted Delaplaine, taught us how to use a sounding pole to ground truth what we […]

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Celebrating Earth Day On The Severn River

May 9, 2022

We celebrated Earth Day on the Severn River this year with our new pals from CAVA restaurant. James, Patrick and David (in CAVA shirts) joined our water quality monitoring crew to become citizen scientists on April 22, to study river conditions, spot osprey nests and enjoy a glorious day on the water.  They joined Boat […]

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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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