Severn River

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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Call For Volunteers! Lots Of Opportunities Ahead!

January 20, 2020

We’re looking for volunteers of all ages to help out with scientific, educational, exploration and clean-up projects in and around the Severn River in 2020.  The goal, as always, is to help ensure that our river is always fishable and swimmable. The volunteer opportunities include many chances to become citizen scientists who document what makes […]

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Now You Can Track The Severn’s Health Anytime!

January 20, 2020

Thanks to the hard work of our water quality monitoring team, and especially to our Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham, you can now check on the health of the Severn River online at any time! All of the water quality data collected from SRA’s network of 41 monitoring stations are posted on the Chesapeake Data Explorer, […]

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SRA Presents: Chesapeake Bay Trivia Night!

January 16, 2020

Folks, this is the Social Event of the Season! And there are prizes, too. It’s the great Chesapeake Bay Trivia Night at Union Jack’s of Annapolis. Please join in the fun at this year’s first John Wright Speaker Series event Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Union Jack’s of Annapolis. What could be better? Nothing can compare […]

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Winter Algae Bloom Muck’s Up The Severn

January 6, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Dec. 29, 2019 — The muddy orange color mucking up the Severn River is a rare (hopefully) winter algae bloom. Reports of the algae bloom started over a week ago. Our first call came in from a north branch of Chase Creek. At left is what the algae did to the once-clear waters of […]

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A New Year Is Dawning!!!

December 28, 2019

We wish you peace and joy in the New Year, and a hearty, ‘Thank You,” for all you’ve done to treasure the Severn River in 2019. And with your help, 2020 will be the Year Of Discovery and Exploration on the Severn River! Your end-of-year donation to the Severn River Association supports scientific and educational […]

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‘Tis The Season … For Oysters!!!

December 23, 2019

As the winter sets in, the staff here at SRA headquarters on Back Creek wish you all a joyous holiday. What a great time to enjoy the Severn River and … oysters! Oysters are the treat of the season We love ’em at the raw bar, fried or especially in a comforting oyster and potato […]

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Alert! Keep Dogs Away From Dark False Mussels

December 16, 2019

Reports of dogs getting sick last year after eating dark false mussels have prompted a renewed warning from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Be safe: Keep your canine pals away from anything encrusted with the mussels, whether the mussels are in the water or on land. Many speculate that the problem may be most […]

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Can You Help The Severn?

December 3, 2019

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of gratitude, a day to reflect, a day of giving and a day to offer a helping hand. And, it’s a day when you can double your support for the river you love! Thanks to a generous $10,000 grant from an anonymous donor, your donation to the Severn […]

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