Severn River

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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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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Mahogany Tide Just Wouldn’t Go Away!

July 13, 2020

As of early July 14, much of the Severn River was still experiencing the muddy-orange-brown color caused by the algae bloom known as the Mahogany Tide. The ugly, rusty, orange-brown color is caused by an algae species called prorocentrum minimum. Algae blooms are natural occurrence and are a food source for fish. But when you […]

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Water Quality Monitoring Teams Are Back At Work!

July 12, 2020

With the lifting of boating restrictions in late May, SRA’s water quality monitoring crews are back in action to create a comprehensive picture of the health of the Scenic Severn River. Our weekly water quality monitoring tours visit 45 stations throughout the entire waterway, from Indian Landing at the top of the river, through Round […]

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SRA Annual Meeting Set for Sept. 3

July 10, 2020

The Severn River Association will hold its annual membership meeting Sept. 3, and we will be meeting live (hopefully) at the Epping Forest Club House – with an online option, too – in the Epping Forest community on the Severn River at the mouth of Clements Creek. This meeting will be a mix of a […]

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Do You Treasure Our Scenic Severn River?

July 1, 2020

Dear Lovers Of The Severn, A huge Thank You! goes out to all those who supported the Severn River during our June membership drive. There’s still time to show your support for the Severn to ensure that volunteer-based programs to protect our treasured waterway continue through these troubling times. Please consider supporting your river and […]

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Water Quality Update – Return Of The Orange Blob!

May 29, 2020

Annapolis – May 26, 2020 (updated 5.29.20).  That ugly red-brown water we’re witnessing in the Severn River right now is an algae bloom, the infamous Mahogany Tide. The top picture at right is what the algae bloom did to the harbor in West Severna Park. The picture below is what the harbor in West Severna […]

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Oysters To The Rescue!

May 11, 2020

Keeping Our Fingers Crossed for a new MGO Season by Havana Mullaly I remember very distinctly the first time I went to the Severn River. I instantly wanted to jump into the refreshing blue water. But as my toes began to meet the water’s edge, I was stopped and told that it was too dirty […]

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State Of The Severn: Mostly, A Good Year!

April 22, 2020

  ANNAPOLIS (April 21, 2020) — For the most part, 2019 was a good year for the Severn River, according to the latest State Of The Severn report released by the Severn River Association, the nation’s oldest river group. The best news was that it was a great year for swimming; the clarity of the […]

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Another Algae Bloom … Now In Fresh Water

February 17, 2020

There’s more than one algae bloom revealing itself in the Severn River watershed — in the middle of winter 2020. Our intrepid Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, has discovered a green tide in a non-tidal freshwater pond that feeds into the Severn River via Chase Creek. This is the green color in the picture at right […]

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Communities Rally To Protect Saltworks Creek

February 11, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Feb. 11, 2020.   All of the communities, and scores of residents in the Saltworks Creek watershed, rallied today to protect Saltworks Creek from development. They testified before the Anne Arundel County Administrative Hearing Officer to oppose a planned Assisted Living Center and 76 townhouses proposed at the confluence of Cabin Branch and […]

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