Introducing SRA’s new Executive Director, Jesse Iliff

March 8, 2022

The Severn River Association is pleased and excited to announce that native son and environmental attorney, Jesse Iliff, joined our team as Executive Director on March 1, 2022. Jesse brings a wealth of experience as an environmental advocate and Riverkeeper to lead SRA, the nation’s oldest river group, to ensure that we achieve our new […]

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SRA Supports St. Mary’s Rain Garden Project

September 5, 2019

SRA is delighted to be helping St. Mary’s Parish expand its efforts to reduce stormwater runoff from its school building and play area along Spa Creek. Through the Marshall Dowling Stormwater Action Fund, SRA has awarded a $1,500 matching grant to St. Mary’s to help design a new runoff control system. When complete, the project […]

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Luce Creek Hammered By Silt Plume

June 17, 2019

This was the sad news our Water Quality Crew found inside Luce Creek last Thursday (June 12) morning — an ugly mud flood from the overnight downpour. Homeowners here are slowly watching their creek silt in. This is mostly likely due to development upstream along Ridgley and/or Bestgate Rd. There was also a report of […]

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Pittman Welcomes ‘No Net Gain’ Standard For Impervious Surfaces

June 11, 2019

The Severn River Association (SRA) and the Magothy River Association have submitted a joint policy letter to Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, urging the county to adopt land use and environmental policies with a goal of no net increase in impervious surface within the Severn and Magothy watersheds. Dual Purpose Of No-Net-Gain Standard The […]

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Why Is The Yellow Perch In Decline?

June 10, 2019

Each year, in early March, the colorful Yellow Perch return to spawn in the Severn River headwaters like Bear Branch and Severn Run. However, they fail to produce mature offspring, possibly due to disruption in their reproductive system and habitat caused by poor water quality. They clearly are trying to survive. SRA has been tracking […]

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