water quality

You’re Invited! SRA’s Annual Membership Meeting

August 30, 2020

August 28, 2020 Dear SRA Members and Communities, The Severn River Association (SRA) will hold its annual membership meeting on Sept. 3, 2020 at 7 pm. Due to the Covid pandemic, SRA is sponsoring a virtual meeting via a Zoom conference online. The meeting will feature: a keynote address by State Sen. Ed Reilly, a […]

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Water Quality Monitoring Teams Are Back At Work!

July 12, 2020

With the lifting of boating restrictions in late May, SRA’s water quality monitoring crews are back in action to create a comprehensive picture of the health of the Scenic Severn River. Our weekly water quality monitoring tours visit 45 stations throughout the entire waterway, from Indian Landing at the top of the river, through Round […]

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Monthly Giving, Automatic Renewal Now Available

March 19, 2020

If you’d like to automatically renew your SRA membership every year, you can now do this via the SRA Website. Your support helps sustain critical SRA’s programs. For example: a $50 donation supports our new Floating Classroom, which gives students a day of scientific explorations of the river and its habitat. A $35 donation keeps […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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