Severn River

Your Gift Is About The Future … Of The River You Love

December 4, 2020

Dear Lover of The Severn River, Imagine, if you will, 4 middle school kids, decked out in life jackets, masks, and waiting at the dock to be picked up by Sea Girl, a 20 ft. skiff. It’s their first time out on the water … ever! They are out on the river as part of […]

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2020 – The 5th Anniversary Of 14-Mile Severn River Swim 

November 23, 2020

— by Havana Mullaly, SRA Reporter Growing up in Severna Park, Jim Shepard was often found swimming in the Severn River. At a young age Jim was fascinated by swimming and was a part of the Severn River Swim Club during the 70’s. Back then, our treasured Severn River was in sad, sad shape. Despite […]

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Special Report – Oysters At Traces Hollow Doing Well

November 23, 2020

Great news for our oyster restoration program! Our oysters that live on four restoration reefs in the Severn River are enjoying good water quality (WQ) conditions in the area between the Rt. 50 and USNA Bridges. A special report produced by SRA Field Investigator Emi McGeady focuses particularly on the Traces Hollow reef that is […]

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What To Do About Phragmites

November 23, 2020

— by Joan Treichel, SRA Science Reporter These willowy reeds with their wheat-colored plumes bending in the wind are an enticing view in the wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. But don’t let the reeds, officially called Phragmites australis, bewitch you! While the species is native to North America, a European variety of the […]

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SRA’s Floating Classroom Returns In Spring!

November 23, 2020

As winter sets in and river-based events go into hibernation, it’s a great time to plan for your adventure on SRA’s Floating Classroom next spring and summer. This is a hands-on, environmental, educational and scientific adventure where “class” is held aboard our 20-ft. maritime skiff, Sea Girl, on the Severn River. Students learn how oxygen […]

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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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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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