Category: Monitoring

March 20, 2021

2020 State Of Our Rivers Report

Here is our 2020 State of Our Rivers Report Card! See the Arundel Rivers on the Half Shell video presentation including an overview of the report card data by Jesse […]

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November 16, 2020

Mild Weather but Persistent Dead Zones

We have finished the 2020 monitoring season for the South, West and Rhode Rivers. The season was characterized by relatively mild weather but those creeks with the most impervious surfaces […]

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September 8, 2020

2020 Bacteria Sampling

The Federation is proud of the role it plays in keeping residents informed about when and where it is safe to swim. Weekly, all summer long, Marvin Solberg and Diane […]

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March 1, 2020

Water Quality Measurements

The Federation prides itself on science-based restoration. To enhance our understanding of the river, the South, West, & Rhode RIVERKEEPER® collects a battery of water quality data from almost over […]

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January 1, 2020

Charting the Course for BMPS: A Church Creek Case Study

The South River Federation and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center are partnering to study a tributary of the South River that has been known previously as one of the most […]

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November 5, 2019

River Reflections and Underwater Grasses

As we reflect on the past two monitoring seasons, we see a feast-or-famine paradigm unfolding in terms of rainfall and water quality. In 2018, we had record-setting rainfall that brought […]

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August 12, 2019

Confirmed Algae Blooms in the South River!

Confirmed Algae Blooms in the South River! Results came back from two samples collected on Wednesday, August 7th, when our South Riverkeeper saw a water clarity of less than only […]

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July 10, 2019

Scuba Diving South River’s Oyster Sanctuary Reef

By Shayna Keller, Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer On June 26th, I went scuba diving with my dive buddies, Evan Claggett and Brad King, at the Glebe Bay Oyster Sanctuary Reef […]

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May 23, 2019

South River High School Students Help Determine Optimal Oyster Numbers

The West Rhode Riverkeeper, Jeff Holland, has been working with Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and South River High School students to determine the optimal number of oyster shells that should […]

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March 3, 2019

Learn About Water Quality Measurements!

The Federation prides itself on science-based restoration. To enhance our understanding of the river, the South, West, and Rhode Riverkeeper collects precise water quality data from almost over 50 different […]

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