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  • Is Your Favorite Tree a Savior or a Destroyer? On July 15, 2014 Master Arborist Tyler Balderson explained how to care for trees, where to plant them, and how to spot trouble when a good tree goes bad. Here's his PowerPoint slide presentation.

  • We had a great Annual Dinner & Oyster Celebration, June 18, Annapolis Maritime Museum, with a focus on the marvelous oyster and its active work to save the Severn River.  


    Speaker Michael Busch addressing the SRA Annual Meeting and Dinner       

  • SRA Board Meeting, 1400-1630 Thursday 26 June, 2014, Calvary Methodist Church, Rowe Blvd, Annapolis.
    Minutes and Annual meeting election & resignations - 15 minutes
    Financial report & preliminary dinner count - 10 minutes
    Updates - 25 minutes
    Oyster planting
    SHA restoration
    Communications
    2013/14 Progress Review - - 15 minutes
    2014/15 Board Priorities (work session) - 60 minutes
  • Stormwater Action Fund, program update announced by SRA.

  • Five Charged with Oyster Poaching
    March 7: The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged five Queen Anne's County watermen Wednesday with illegally taking 51 bushels of oysters from a protected area near the mouth of the Wicomico River within Tangier Sound. Acting on a tip, officers used the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network, a series of radar units and cameras, to track several work boats patent tonging in the remote 69-acre Evans Oyster Harvest Reserve Area. Once officers established and recorded the boats' activities, they moved in and issued citations
  • Power Point Slideshow, Dr. Donald Boesch Presentation on February 18, 2014
    Rising Sea Levels – An Immediate Challenge To Annapolis
    (Mime type is incorrectly dispensed by our server; download to your computer, and then view it locally.)         Same slideshow, older format, if the other doesn't display.

  • Oyster News, latest and back issues.
    SRA is a leading partner in the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program, sponsored by the MD Department of Natural Resources which distributes free cages and spat to four points in the watershed.  Please volunteer if you have access to a dock to hang cages from and time to care for the oysters from Sept-May.  The young oysters will be planted on the SRA Oyster Sanctuary reef near the Rt 50 bridge, where they will help cleanse the waters of the Severn.. Click here for complete details including how to volunteer.
  • Operation Clearwater begin its 40th year in 2014. It’s time to plan for this summer’s water quality monitoring program, supplying swimmers and other recreational water users with valuable information on the bacteriological quality of their water. We sample community beaches and marinas throughout the Severn River watershed, collecting water samples and providing data on counts of enterococci. Dr. Tammy Domanski & Dr. Sally Hornor will work together this summer.

  • Severn River Stormwater Controls Just Don’t Work. The extensive problems with broken runoff control systems is revealed in a Severn River Preliminary Watershed Audit (Press Release) conducted by the Severn River Association (SRA) and Community & Environmental Defense Services (CEDS).

  • Community Associations that are members of SRA are entitled to a seat on the Board of Directors, but many have neglected to designate their community's representative or, if they have, such designees are inactive. If you would like to serve in that role, please click here for instructions.

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Severn River Association, PO Box 146, Annapolis, MD 21404
Telephone: 443.569.3556


Our Mission Statement: The Severn River Association, a group of individuals and community organizations, advocates, educates, and acts to protect and improve the health, ecological integrity, and quality of life for humans, flora and fauna living in the Severn River Watershed.

 

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