Severn River

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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Seine Net Bill Dies In Committee

March 23, 2021

News release March 22, 2021 Thanks to your calls and emails to your local representatives, HB 843, the bill to bring commercial seine net fishing to Lake Ogleton, Whitehall and Meredith Creeks, is DEAD, as of March 19, 2021. At least for this year. Earlier this month, we alerted you to a bill in the […]

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Hiking The Severn … With Jeff Holland

March 16, 2021

With springtime just around the corner, this is a great time to start planning a hike around the Severn River and Anne Arundel County to enjoy the flowering that’s about to burst forth in the forest. Where are the best spots to enjoy a hike? To find out, join us Tuesday, March 16, for our […]

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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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SRA Introduces Creek-by-Creek Water Quality Reports

January 19, 2021

Creek-by-Creek watershed reports are now available for Back Creek, Whitehall/Ridout Creeks, Indian Landing Station and the MGO oyster reef at Traces Hollow. Just click below to download the reports.      Back Creek                                                                  […]

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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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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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