2012 ANNUAL REPORT
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Highlights our programs and recognizes those who have contributed to restore a healthy St. Mary's River, the 2012 Annual Report features on-the-land storm water mitigation projects in partnership with developers...and in-the-water new habitats under construction in the aggressive oyster reef project.
Donations to the reef project can be made at www.ReReefTheBay.org - For more info 301-737-2903
Download our Annual Report - PDF (6 MB)
Huge Haul for River Clean Up
Saturday, April 6—On a chilly morning with water temperature of 48 degress, twenty-four volunteers met at three sites hauling trash from the St. Mary's River between Great Mills and St. Mary's City. The most outstanding item was a red dinosaur wearing a collar and trailing a leash. Again this year, the Budweiser Light beer can was the most prevalent item. Volunteers chided one another on who would take home the mattress. And the most quotable moment of the day came right after the capsizing her canoe when Nancy remarked, "It's now time for the MF word....MORE FUN!"
- 17 bags of recyclables
- 11 bags trash
- 19 tires
- 980 lbs. large loose trash
- one mattress
- wallet (no money)
To join our Volunteer Corps, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
40-Page Guide Published
The forty-page guide, From My Backyard to Our Bay, A St. Mary's County Resident's Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water, is available free at area businesses, or you can download it from our web site. The Greenery and Hilltop Graphics, both in Hollywood, and Good Earth Natural Foods in Leonardtown have free copies. Support your local businesses and get your free copy. Download compressed version [3.8 MB]
A download link to a high resolution PDF formatted version is available on our publications page.
Executive Director Bob Lewis will be recognized for his many accomplishments. Please come and show your support for Bob and the Association.
Sunday, June 2nd, 1 to 4 p.m.
Big Tent - State House Lawn
Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
Heavy hors d'oeuvres - Clear Wines - Frothy Brews
Silent and Live Auction
Celebrate the St. Mary's River!
$60 per person in advance
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Oysters Filtering Water
An adult oyster can filter 55 gallons of water each day. Once oysters filtered the entire Chesapeake Bay every few days.
Neighborhood Rewards Program
River Friendly Neighborhood Certification
With funding from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Small Watershed Grants, SMRWA is launching a neighborhood-scale certification program much like the current Baywise homestead program. Learn more.
For more information 301-737-2903 and ask for Bob.
Help Make Reef Balls
We seek youths and youth groups to manufacture reef balls. Call 301-7372903 and ask for Allison, or contact John Spinicchia at the Forrest Career & Technology Center.
Funded by a Constellation Energy EcoStar Grant.
303d Campaign to
Restore the St. Mary's River
The EPA has listed the St. Mary's River as an impaired tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. Simply stated, the river is polluted and it's getting worse, not better. Read More.
Join the new 303d Campaign and become a River Guardian or a River Steward.
Just updated: SMRWA recognizes donors to the 303d Campaign.