Free Lecture on the Ecological Value of Oysters
Reef-forming oysters, their biology, ecosystem services, and related restoration, a lecture coming to St. Mary's College of Maryland on Feb. 19, will provide a much more in-depth look at the ecological value of the oyster and why restoration is necessary. His talk, which is co-sponsored by St. Mary's River Watershed Association, will begin at 4:40 p.m. in Schaefer Hall, Room 106. More info.
Governor Appoints Lewis to ICPRB
Last month, Governor Martin O'Malley chose local advocate Bob Lewis to serve a two-year term as alternate member of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. Read more.
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.
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.