Severn River Association

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 To 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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Howling Hurricane Isaias Churns It’s Way Up The Severn!

August 7, 2020

Hurricane Isaias rolled up the Severn River on Aug. 3, bringing torrential downpours and high winds that did more than knock downed trees and create power outages on land. In the Severn, Isaias left quite a mess: – fish kills along our shorelines, – stinky blue-algae blooms, – sediment plumes, and – no swimming advisories. […]

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West Severna Park Builds New Living Shoreline

July 16, 2020

Congratulations goes out to our member community, West Severna Park, for their newly completed living shoreline that protects a shady overlook of the community harbor. SRA worked with the community and living shoreline expert, John Flood of Flood Brothers Marine Contracting, to obtain a $34,000 construction grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Anne Arundel […]

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Our New Floating Classroom: Hands-On Leaning, On The River

July 16, 2020

You’re invited to experience an intimate, hands-on environmental and scientific adventure on the Severn River.  How? Introducing SRA’s new Floating Classroom, where “class” is held aboard our 20-ft. Maritime Skiff, The Sea Girl. Sponsored by the Chaney Foundation, the Floating Classroom program provides science-based experiences to enhance our appreciation of the Scenic Severn River. During […]

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Join Us To Create A Better Normal – GreenGive, July 21-22

July 13, 2020

The Severn River Association is proud to announce that we are a co-host of the GreenGive, an online fundraising and engagement-building initiative to expand participation in 10 Anne Arundel County waterway and environmental organizations. What Is The GreenGive? GreenGive is a day of giving starting on July 21 at 5 p.m. through July 22 at […]

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