It's a new year on the river, and here at SRA we are excited about the year ahead.
The end of year HASI Foundation matching donation was a huge success. With the help of our donors we raised a record amount for the final days of the year, and were able to meet the full match. THANK YOU!
Phase 1 of the Severn River Action Plan is complete and we have our list of prioritized locations in the most need for restoration work. Keep reading to see the top 10. Phase 2 consists of identifying specific restoration projects that will improve stormwater treatment, reduce nutrients from entering the river, and help with climate change resiliency.
You may have heard us announce the award of a grant for innovative oyster projects from Chesapeake Bay Trust. We will be utilizing a direct setting approach for oyster larvae which has recent success rates from multiple trials. If the approach works for the Severn, we will drastically cut our costs involved with oyster restoration (shells for oyster larvae are expensive and increasingly hard to obtain), and increase our annual plantings to 30 Million oysters a year.
Check out our upcoming events as well. Here is to an exciting new year full of new endeavors to invest in our beloved Severn River.