The SAV Is Back! How’s It Doing?

It’s that time of year again, a time when fresh grass is growing, but not in your yard, but just below the surface of the Severn River.  Join us to hear Brooke Landry with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Brooke is DNR’s commander-in-chief of efforts throughout the Chesapeake Bay to map, monitor and identify the return of underwater grasses, aka, SAV.Brooke will explain why SAV so important to the ecology of our watersheds and how they:

  1. provide habitat for fish, crabs and other crittersSAV gear
  2. help filter the water,  and
  3. protect shorelines from erosion caused by storms and power boats.

We’ll also hear from SRA’s Skipper of the SAV ‘Navy,’ Tom Guay, who will give a history of the grasses’ advance and decline since the 1980’s.