Severn River Association

Scientific Oyster Dive Discovers Huge News!

July 20, 2021

We have some really great news to report: oysters are naturally reproducing in the Severn River! It doesn’t happen a lot, but it does happen. At left is our Field Investigator and oyster diver, Emi McGeady, pointing to an oyster that attached itself to piece of the granite substrate on the restoration reef known as […]

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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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How Do We Keep Bees Happily Buzzin’ Away?

May 31, 2021

There’s a reason why we have the expression, “busy bee!” Would you like to lean why nature’s best pollinators hare always buzzing, swarming and doing their pollinating thing? Join us Tuesday, June 15, for our next John Wright Speaker Series presentation for a 7 pm virtual presentation. Our guest speaker will be Master Beekepper Tim McMahon. […]

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YOU Can Help Plant 20 Million Oysters!

May 13, 2021

Dear Lovers Of The Severn, Thanks to the support of community members like you, we are close to being able to plant another 20 million oysters in the Severn River this year! But we still need your help to make Operation Build-A-Reef: Severn River a success this summer.  YOU can be part of Operation Build-a-Reef: Severn […]

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Beaver Dam Ahead … What To Do?

April 16, 2021

Annapolis, April 13, 2021 – Beavers often get a bad reputation due to the changes these industrious mammals make to the landscape when they create their homes.What attracts them to want to live amongst us? Find out at the next John Wright Speaker Series event, Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Note: This will be […]

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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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