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   WRAS Project
   and Documents

   Strategic Plan




   Resident's Guide
   Now Available


   Marylanders Grow
   Oysters Project

   Video Links

   Spat! Bringing
   Oysters Back to the
   Chesapeake Bay

   Video Link -
   Great Wicomico
   Relief Reef Project

   Time-lapse: Oysters
   Filtering Water

   RiverFest 2010
   on YouTube

   Evergreen School
   and Green
   School Programs

   Life on Tangier

   Restoring Oysters in    St. Mary's River

   Crying Indian
   Iron Eyes Cody



$2 a chance, 6 for $10

Our Raffle is now open to participants! This year we are raffling off a 10' Stand Up Paddle Board.
Buy tickets here! All proceeds go to SMRWA.

Watershed Implementation Plan:
A Characterization of
the St. Mary's River Watershed

      Want to know more about current status of the Watershed? The first draft of the Characterization document (part of the St. Mary's River Watershed Restoration Action Strategy) is now available online! This document presents a snapshot of the watershed in terms of its environmental issues, natural resources, and human development, needs, and impacts.

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.

Oysters Filtering Water

An adult oyster can filter 55 gallons of water each day. Once oysters filtered the entire Chesapeake Bay every few days.

Saturday, September 23

River Friendly Program
Behavior Change Pledge Form

     We are entering our twelfth year protecting and restoring the St. Mary's River. Over this time, we have learned, in part, is that YOU, our members and supporters, are passionate about our river and its health. We know that the St. Mary's is special and that the residents here and wide are dedicated to actions and lifestyles that are river friendly. Please help us document your commitment to a healthy St. Mary's River.

     Please take five minutes out of your day to fill out a pledge form. Complete the form with a check mark by actions you plan to take and inital any tasks already accomplished. Your signed form can be scanned in and emailed to meghan.m.webster@gmail.com or snail-mailed to the return address at the bottom of the pledge form.

40-Page Guide Published

Available Free

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.

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