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Thank you!

Celebrate the St. Mary's River with

Memories of River Champion

The Honorable John Hanson Briscoe

Sunday, June 8th
The Inn at Brome Howard

Thanks to everyone who came or who contributed and shared with us their memories of the Honorable John Hanson Briscoe and their passion for a clean and vibrant St. Mary's River. Our Affair was a huge success! Please visit our major sponsors: Guy Distributors, Slack Wines, David A. Reumont CPA PC, and PAE.

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.

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.

August 5

Celebrate the Oyster! Oysters are good animals - they cleanse the water, build structural habitats that provide safe havens for aquatic babies, and they taste great! Take a few minutes today to repect the oyster. (Maybe on the half shell?) Go the distance and donate $100 for oyster restoration and we will place an oyster reef ball in the St. Mary's River with your love's name inscribed on it. Go to: www.rereefthebay.org/donate.html

Get your reef ball today!

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.

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