Severn River

A on a rainy day you can see … over a meter deep!

October 17, 2019

During Wednesday’s (Oct. 17, 2019) downpour, SRA’s intrepid water quality monitoring volunteers were out collecting data at 41 locations in the Severn River and they recorded some of the best we’ve seen all summer. Despite the rain, there was a remarkable amount of clarity in the water. The highest clarity was found at The Narrows […]

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SRA Welcomes Izzie Ketcham!

October 13, 2019

Please welcome and say “hi” to SRA’s new Field Investigator, Izzie Ketcham. Izzie is a Chesapeake Conservation Corps member who is working with SRA for a year thanks to support from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. She hails from Windsor, CO, near Ft. Collins, and earned her environmental sciences degree from Grand Canyon University. Izzie packed […]

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Severn Salinity Starts Seasonal Rebound

October 10, 2019

On gorgeous mornings in September, our intrepid Water Quality Crew were at work tracking conditions in the Severn River, and we’re glad to report there’s a bit of good news. Salinity is starting to bounce back to normal! A year ago and through most of the summer, salinity was abnormally low, in the 4 to […]

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There’s Still Time To Protect Trees

October 10, 2019

If you love the quality of life in your community and value clean water in our rivers and creeks, please urge the Anne Arundel County Council to support bill 68-19 to modernize the Forest Conservation Act. Under current law, here’s what is legal (see picture at right). There is very little meaningful mitigation or reforestation […]

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Still Time To Renew Your SRA Membeship!

September 16, 2019

Dear Lovers Of The Severn River, I’d like to thank everybody who has so kindly responded to our summer membership campaign.  Your support helps keep the Severn River Association’s doors open and the lights on our programs running! For those just returning from the summer break, I do hope you will be able to join […]

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How To Enjoy The Severn River … Standing Up!

September 16, 2019

You’ve seen them paddling down Ego Alley, hosting morning yoga sessions in St. Mary’s Cove, at sunrise and at yappy events. It’s the rise of the Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP). How did this cool trend get its start? Find out Tuesday, Sept. 17, during the next John Wright Speaker Series event sponsored by the Severn […]

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Fair Sailing Ahead For John Page Williams

September 15, 2019

Eastport – Aug. 28: More than 50 friends gathered last month to wish a fare-thee-well to John Page Williams before he and Louise head south. John Page and Louise are relocating to be near their daughter’s family in Richmond, Va. He’s been a mentor to so many of us who know JP as fisherman, writer, […]

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Volunteers! Enjoy Fall Monitoring The Severn River

September 15, 2019

Hello Everyone! What a great year we have had so far with our Water Quality (WQ) Monitoring Program! I would like to thank all of our boat captains and WQ Crew who have volunteered this summer to help out. Thanks to your efforts, we’ve made great strides in understanding the overall health of the Severn […]

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Giant Dead Zone Invades The Severn River

September 12, 2019

ANNAPOLIS (Sept. 12, 2019) –  There’s some sad to report: despite some great clarity and a bountiful crop of forage fish and underwater grasses this year, there is an extensive dead zone in the Severn River this summer. A special report produced by the Severn River Association (SRA) uses data collected by the group’s water […]

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Oysters Safe From Severn River ‘Dead Zone’

August 18, 2019

Some great news for all who love oysters and support restoration of historic oyster reefs: Conditions are good for oyster restoration and, so far this year, safe from the river’s Dead Zone. They’re not perfect, but they’re a dang sight better than last year! And we have the data to tell the story thanks to […]

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SRA Volunteers Track Severn River’s ‘Dead Zone’

August 2, 2019

Despite some great news about the Severn River this year – great clairty, abundance of underwater grasses – there’s bad news as well: Round Bay is also home to a permanent dead zone of water — very low oxygen levels. To track this phenomenon, SRA launched a river-wide Water Quality (WQ) monitoring program this year. […]

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