Sept 27 at Historic St. Mary's City
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate, shared their services, or sponsored our tenth Celebration of the St. Mary's River. The weather was perfect and the attendance greatly exceeded our past years (1280). Special thanks to Senator Bernie Fowler for again leading our Wade-In (clarity 6' 2") and to The Boeing Company—our Signature Sponsor.
Includes Paddle, Life Jacket,
and Fishing Outfit!
CONGRATULATIONS TO GEORGE GIVINS
George was down from Baltimore for parents weekend at St. Mary's College to share some time with his daughter, first-year student Molly. Around 2:10 PM George came to RiverFest to Celebrate the St. Mary's River with us and he purchased six raffle tickets. But he only needed one - the winning ticket!! Hats off to George! "I was thinking about getting a kayak for more than a year now. I'm so happy."
Local Businesses Support
Oyster Reef Project
Three local companies deserve your thanks and support. In 2013, Carruth & Son Inc, Colliflower & Peterson Inc, and Reliable Marine became working partners on our St. Mary's River Oyster Reef Project. Their enormous support was essential in bringing this project to fruition. We could not have done it without them. Read more.
Please show your appreciation by supporting these businesses.
The St. Mary's River Oyster Reef is a partnership project of the local Rotary clubs and Rotary District 7620, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and the St. Mary's River Watershed Association.
Oysters Filtering Water
An adult oyster can filter 55 gallons of water each day. Once oysters filtered the entire Chesapeake Bay every few days.
River Friendly Neighborhoods 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.
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 in Hollywood, Chicken Scratch in Park Hall, 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.